• Photo courtesy of Benjamin Benshneider.

West Campus Residence Halls, University of Washington

Seattle, WA

Project Categories

Housing + hospitality and Higher education

Business Type

Four university-housing buildings with common areas and parking

Size

580,400 square feet

Creating a comfortable home for more than 1,600 students, each of these four buildings offer unique spaces and services, including dining halls, retail spaces, a grocery store, fitness center, auditoriums, and classroom.

Architect

Mahlum Architects

Owner

University of Washington

PAE Role

Mechanical engineering

Electrical engineering

Building analysis and modeling

Architectural lighting design

LEED Gold

36

Percent better energy efficiency

than code requirements

40

Percent better water efficiency

than code requirements

Sustainability

Certifications

  • LEED Gold

Progress Report

Achieved 36% energy efficiency
Achieved 40% potable water efficiency

Special features

  • Natural ventilation
  • Heat recovery
  • Solar hot water (alternate)
  • High-performance envelope—very low infiltration, R-5 glazing
  • Daylight dimming
  • Efficient lighting design
  • Occupancy sensors
  • High-efficiency condensing domestic hot-water heaters