AKA: University of Washington, Seattle (UW), Gerberding, William P., Hall, Seattle, WA; University of Washington, Gerberding Hall, Seattle, WA

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

Designers: Jones and Jacobsen, Associated Architects (firm); Nordic Construction Company (firm); Stock and Associates, Architects (firm); John Theodore Jacobsen (architect); Victor Noble Jarrott Jones (architect); Dudley Pratt (sculptor); Stock (architect)

Dates: constructed 1949

5 stories

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University of Washington Campus, Seattle, WA 98195

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Architects Victor Jones (1900-1969) and John Jacobsen (1903-1998) produced an old-fashioned Gothic/Jacobethan Revival Style design harmonizing with the prevalent style of University of Washington (UW) Quad buildings in 1949. Other retardataire Jacobethan buildings were also erected at around this time, including the Art and Music Buildings on the east end of the Quad. The UW upper administration has occupied this building since the beginning; it was named for UW President William P. Gerberding (1929-2014)in 1995, just after he left office on 08/31/1995.

Building History

A student sit-in occurred in the UW Administration Building on 05/20/1968. Students occupied the president's office on the building's third floor. (See Tyrone Reason, "Anger and Activism," Seattle Times Pacific NW, 09/02/2018, pp. 17-18.)

Alteration Notes

On 06/29/1969, an explosion caused by dynamite damaged the entryway of Gerberding Hall, then the main UW campus administration building. In 2008, an anonymous donor gave the University of Washington eight copper and tin bells for installation in the tower of Gerberding Hall. These bells were for change ringing, creating patterns rather than tunes. Stock and Associates worked on this project, creating a belfry nad ringing room below to accommodate a team of bell ringers. Nordic Construciton worked on this project; Brian Rostheimer of Nordic Construction was one employee on the retrofitting of the tower.

PCAD id: 6934