University of Washington Engineering Building

The William H. Foege Building is a gateway building located on a prominent site adjoining the historic campus core to…

Bridging Bioengineering & Genome Sciences

University of Washington Engineering Building

Seattle, WA

The William H. Foege Building is a gateway building located on a prominent site adjoining the historic campus core to the north and the modern medical campus to the east.

It houses the major biomedical research and teaching activities of two health-related disciplines and creates a highly collaborative research environment.

Bioengineering labs are customized within a set of generic, yet flexible, planning modules, while genome labs are planned as “lofts” providing greater flexibility.

Entries, lounges, reading spaces and an atrium are located along an “internal street” that connects three public levels. Communal social spaces are located on every upper floor, and conference rooms and shared spaces offer waterfront and mountain views.

Project Name

William H. Foege Bioengineering & Genome Sciences Building

Client

University of Washington

Location

Seattle, WA

Size

260,000 GSF

Services

Site Planning
Programming
Architecture

Completion Date

2006

“I was expecting the new building to be beautiful. I am writing to say my expectations were met to the highest order. Congratulations on a great design and completion of our new building! Everyone I talked to loves the new building. I am especially pleased with the great combination of beauty and functionality that the Foege Building has.”

Thomas Horbett, Professor, Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering, University of Washington