AKA: University of Washington, Medicine, Magnuson, Warren D., Health Sciences Center, Seattle, WA

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

Designers: Caudill Rowlett Scott Architects (firm); MBT Associates, Architects (firm); Naramore, Bain, Brady, and Johanson, (NBBJ) (firm); The Richardson Associates (TRA) Architecture, Engineering, Planning, Interiors (firm); David Charles Boone (architect); William W. Caudill (architect); Phillip Lee Jacobson (architect); Gerald Mallon McCue (architect); Frank Tomsick (architect)

Dates: constructed 1948-1950

total floor area: 5,740,000 sq. ft.

University of Washington, Seattle, WA

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The enormous University of Washington Health Sciences Center, re-named for Washington's powerhouse legislator, Senator Warren G. Magnuson (04/12/1905–05/20/1989) in 1970, was the world's largest university building in 2010, containing 5,740,000 square feet of space configured in an original hospital with more than 20 appended wings. The original hospital was designed by Seattle architects Naramore, Bain, Brady and Johanson (NBBJ).

Additions were made to the hospital complex in 1960, 1965, 1972, 1985, and 1992-1995. NBBJ supervised additions made in 1960, 1965 and 1972; Houston, TX-based architects Caudill Rowlett Scott designed the addition of 1985 and Berkeley, CA-based MBT Associates and Seattle architecture firm TRA Architecture, Engineering, Planning, Interiors designed G,H, and I Wings in 1992-1995; Phillip L. Jacobson was the TRA Partner-in-Charge, and Wings GHI were his last major project with TRA which closed soon thereafter. Renovation of laboratories in the G and H Wings began in 2007 as did seismic upgrading in both. Construction was to continue into 2009.

PCAD id: 8290