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The new residence hall is being designed to appeal to a variety of students by price point and amenities, and is expected to help retain upper division students who often desire room types not currently available on campus, thereby mitigating the demand in the local rental market.
The project is targeting LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold rating. LEED certification is a green building rating system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council. Site improvements will include pedestrian pathways and improved lighting from the north end of the Ridgeway complex to campus. The new residence hall construction project will take the adjacent parking lot 14G offline through the project duration. Prior to closing the lot the contractor will construct a new displacement parking lot south of Science Lecture and west of Morse Hall in the grass field.
Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT), Glue-Laminated Timber (GLT), Heavy Timber Decking, Hybrid (wood with steel or concrete)
Samata Consulting Engineers
Arris Consulting Engineers
Coughlin Porter Lundeen
Western Washington University
RDH Building Science