A Meeting Place
of the Minds
University of Southampton
Faced with increasing enrollment demands, the Washington State Higher Education Coordination Board was tasked with creating new campuses in key growth areas across the state that would serve an additional 60,000 students by the year 2010. As a part of this growth plan, there was a need to introduce two new schools 15 miles north of Seattle—the Bothell campus for the University of Washington (UW) and the new Cascadia Community College. However, this meant the development of two separate site plans, two budgets, and two environmental impact studies. In addition to this, available sites in that area were limited and expensive.
The 127-acre Truly Farm site in Bothell was selected to be the combined home for UW’s Bothell campus and the newly created community college. The decision to co-locate would use land judiciously, realize cost savings through shared amenities, and fulfill the need for the area’s a projected enrollment base of 10,000 students. An important goal, however, was to maintain the separate identities of each institution while doing so. The terraced hillside hosts the primary structures with pathways and views that connect to the wetlands below. The project is carefully crafted to re-establish the rich natural setting that was once in place, making it a natural laboratory serving environmental studies.
AIA, Honor Award, NW Pacific Region
Honor Award, AIA, Seattle Chapter
Change Design, "Swimming Upstream,", pp. 113-127, 2009
Genome Campus, Cambridgeshire, UK
Seattle, WA, USA
Cleveland, OH, USA