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University of Washington Founders Hall

Seattle, WA
  • Bldg system

    Mass Timber

  • No. Of Stories


  • Sq. footage


Founders Hall rises to house the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington. The six-story mass timber building provides instructional, academic, and administrative spaces, including classrooms, offices, team rooms, workshop space, and large common areas. To create a greater sense of community, Founders Hall is thoughtfully nestled into a major gateway through the campus, making is a key space of connection to the rest of campus. Holmes is conducting full code consulting on Founders Hall through a Design-Build delivery method.

In order to extend the mass timber element of the building higher than four-stories, the project team designed a concrete core structure to hold all assembly spaces and large meetings rooms, with a mass timber structure surrounding the core. A faux atrium connects the assembly space linking various building programming, a key goal of the University of Washington.

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  • Material Types:

    Mass Timber, Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT)

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