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

Designers: Mithun Partners, Architects + Designers + Planners (firm); Walsh Construction Company (firm); William LaPatra (architect); Omer Lloydgeorge Mithun (architect)

Dates: constructed 2012-2014

6 stories

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1201 NE Campus Parkway
University of Washington (UW) Campus, Seattle, WA 98105

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Building History

Both the adjoining Lander Hall #2 and Terry Hall #2 dormitories were to be demolished and rebuilt between 2012-2014. Construction filled the University of Washington's West Campus between 2010-2015, when the university completed multiple dormitory projects, including a new Lander-Terry complex, the tree-named dormitories, Alder, Elm, Cedar, Maple and Poplar Halls, and the nine buildings of the Mercer Court dormitory complex, as well as the new Ethnic Cultural Center #2, located just to the south of Lander Hall.

By 04/01/2013, the building contractor Walsh Construction had erected about four stories of the new wood-frame Lander Hall #3.

The newest Lander Hall opened on 01/06/2014, with 602 residents of the condemned Terry Hall moving next door to the new building. New residence halls on the west side of the UW Campus had more amenities and space than previous dormitories, but also charged higher monthly costs. The average room in Lander Hall #3 was 302 square feet, while in the old Terry Hall, built in 1952, an average room contained 178. Lander #3 cost $49 million to construct and another $29 million to cover furnishings, demolition of Lander #2, and design costs. The three dormitories lined up on the south side of NE Campus Parkway--Lander, Maple and Terry, will be the last constructed during the $470 million, 2011-2016 West Campus dormitory project.

Building Notes

The UW Housing and Food Services surveyed students to determine their changing preferences for dormitory layout and appointments. According to an article in Columns, the UW alumni magazine, Pam Schreiber, Director of UW Housing and Food Services said: "Ideas have bubbled up from the students and we have listened. We are also working to foster a sense of community that is so important, particularly to freshmen who can be daunted by a large campus environment." (See "What's not to like?" Columns, vol. 31 no. 10, 06/2012. p. 16.) As per student wishes, rooms became larger than in the previous Lander Hall, and all rooms contained their own bathrooms. Kitchens were made available to allow students to cook for themselves, if desired. Lander Hall also opened with an expanded food court--called Local Point-- and an information/postal center. The "slow food" movement became very important on campus at this time; an example of this was the restaurant, "Cultivate," that opened in Elm Hall across the street, which served comfort food with locally-sourced ingredients. Another added amenity in the neighborhood was the District Market, a fully-stocked grocery store, located on the first floor of Alder Hall, across the street.

PCAD id: 5697