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

Designers: Naramore, Bain, Brady, and Johanson, (NBBJ) (firm); William James Bain Sr. (architect); Clifton J. Brady (architect); Perry Bertil Johanson (architect); Floyd Archibald Naramore (architect)

Dates: constructed 1947-1949

University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195

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Contemplated before World War II, but realized after, the University of Washington broke ground for this gargantuan, multi-winged medical facility on 03/05/1947. US Senator Warren Magnuson (1905-1989) was instrumental in obtaining Federal Government funding to assist in the hospital's construction; the Magnuson Health Sciences Building was named in his honor. The original building, designed by Naramore, Bain, Brady and Johanson, Architects (NBBJ) and McClellan and Jones, Architects, both of Seattle, contained eight wings lettered A-G.

In 2007, Wings G and H, part of the original design by NBBJ Architects of Seattle, WA, underwent demolition of their interiors to remove asbestos and to allow for seismic upgrading. This was part of the UW's "Restore the Core" capital initiative of the period; funding also came from the School of Medicine as well as the National Institutes for Health.

PCAD id: 8002