• Photo courtesy of Benjamin Benshneider.

West Campus Residence Halls, University of Washington

Seattle, WA

Business Type

Four university-housing buildings with common areas and parking


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.



  • LEED Gold

Progress Report

Achieved 36% energy efficiency over code
Achieved 40% potable water efficiency over code

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