Structure Type: built works - public buildings - schools - university buildings

Designers: BJSS Duarte Bryant, Architects (firm); Baugh Construction Company, Building Contractors (firm); R. H. Baugh (building contractor)

Dates: constructed 2001-2002

3 stories, total floor area: 64,000 sq. ft.

11th Avenue and East James Way
First Hill, Seattle, WA

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North side of the three-way intersection of 11th Avenue and East James Way

BJSS Duarte Bryant served as the 64,000-square-foot Seattle University Student Center architect, collaborating with the building contractor, Baugh Construction Company and project manager, Lorig Associates. According to grand opening literature, the student center would house "...a variety of student services, meeting facilities, a conference center and the main campus cafeteria. The center includes two new collegia (home-like spaces with kitchen facilities and study areas)--one with a Jesuit theme, and the other with a Northwest theme--a 20-foot fireplace and hearth where classroom discussions can spill over and deepen; and state-of-the-art computer portals for students to plug-in and connect. In addition, the center also houses a quiet study lounge, bistro, cafe, alcoves for quiet conversations and deluxe bathrooms, complete with showers and lockers for bicycle commuters. The center will encompass the Pavilion, currently part of Bellarmine Residence Hall. This section of the center will be linked to the main building by a related facade and landscaped path and will house the International Student Center, additional student services offices and a game room." (See "Seattle University Student Center Grand Opening and Dedication," [Seattle: Seattle University, 2002], n.p.) Construction began on 04/05/2001, and the dedication ceremony took place on 10/02/2002. Architects succeeded in achieving a LEED certification for the center.

Philanthropist Anne Gould Hauberg (b. 1917) was involved in creating the student center's art collection.

PCAD id: 18819