Dougan (DOU)

Dougan Building

Physical address

1721 Jefferson Avenue [map]

Do not send mail to this address. The mailing address for all UW Tacoma offices is 1900 Commerce Street, Tacoma, WA 98402-3100.

Offices and services
Office Room
Milgard School of Business DOU 401
Safety and Security, Campus DOU 180
TRiO Talent Search DOU 104
Classrooms and academic space
Space Room
Breakout Room DOU 174
Breakout Room DOU 290A
Breakout Room DOU 290B
Breakout Room DOU 290C
Classroom DOU 160
Classroom DOU 201
Classroom DOU 210
Classroom DOU 260
Classroom DOU 270
Classroom DOU 280
Computer Classroom DOU 101
Institute of Technology Computer Lab DOU 110

History

Built 1891 / Addition 1999 / Renovated 1984, 2000

A small industrial area developed west of the wholesale “jobbers” district in the late 1880s, with many manufacturing plants clustered along this stretch of Jefferson Avenue. The industrial concerns crowded into the area included a mattress factory, an oatmeal and feed mill, ice and cracker factories, a cement pipe plant, three breweries and several shingle mills and wood-working plants. 

Built by contractor Colonel James Dougan and designed by the Pickles and Sutton architectural firm, the top floor of the four-story Dougan Building was a public hall, primarily used by the International Order of Odd Fellows, which Dougan belonged to. The building’s main commercial purpose was to serve as warehouse and storage space to the many nearby industrial businesses, as well as some retail use. Over the years the building’s many tenants included a saloon, a bottling plant, a vending machine dealer, a coffee wholesaler, the Otis Elevator Company and the Pacific Storage Company. 

Architects Berry & Berry, employed by Jefferson Street Associates, rehabilitated the Dougan Building in 1984. The 1998-99 renovation and expansion for the University of Washington Tacoma was designed by LMN Architects of Seattle and assisted by Moore, Ruble Yudell of Santa Monica, California.

Building maps

First floor
Dougan Level 1 map

Second floor
Dougan Level 2 map

Third floor
Dougan Level 3 map

Fourth floor
Dougan 4th floor map

Building hours

Mon. - Thurs. 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.*
Fri. 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sat. 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sun. Closed

*During quarter breaks, all buildings close at 5 p.m.