• Photo courtesy of the Miller Hull Partnership.

  • Photo courtesy of the Miller Hull Partnership.

Robinson Science Hall, Whitworth University

Spokane, WA

Business Type

Three-story science building that houses chemistry, physics, and biology programs


60,000 square feet

In order to accommodate new student growth for science majors, this new construction stands as the largest academic facility for over a hundred years on campus. Building includes laboratories for biology, chemistry, anatomy, and physiology, along with a vivarium, classrooms, faculty spaces, study areas, and a coffee shop.



  • LEED Gold

Progress Report

Achieved 25% energy efficiency
Achieved 42% potable water efficiency

Special features

  • Vivarium facilities
  • Variable-volume airflow integrated with indoor air quality monitoring systems
  • Hydronic radiant heating and cooling with dedicated outside air units and demand control ventilation
  • Condensing boilers
  • High-efficiency air-cooled chiller
  • Energy-recovery systems
  • Low-flow plumbing fixtures
  • High-efficiency condensing water heaters
  • Variable-volume fume hoods
  • Acid-resistant waste piping provided
  • Industrial hot water/cold water system to prevent cross-contamination and backflow