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Science Building

Physical address

1745 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.

Building hours

Classrooms and academic space
Space Room
Biology Lab SCI 211
Biology Lab SCI 217
Chemistry Lab SCI 311
Chemistry Lab SCI 317
Classroom SCI 105
Classroom SCI 309
Computer Lab/Classroom SCI 106
Computer Lab SCI 108
Computer Classroom SCI 109
Computer Classroom SCI 111
Geology Lab SCI 209
Physics Lab SCI 137


Built 2001

In the late 1880s several residences, including a lodging house, were built on this site, but were torn down some time afterward. In 1949 a two-story reinforced concrete building erected here housed a motor parts store and an oil filter service company. It was demolished before construction of the Science Building.

The first of two new-construction projects on the UW Tacoma campus, the Science Building was designed by Moore Ruble Yudell of Santa Monica, California, and LMN Architects of Seattle to blend in with the nearby historic brick buildings. A skybridge links the Science and Keystone buildings above Hood Street, where the original railroad terminus that linked Tacoma to the transcontinental railroad once brought trains through what is now the campus. The rail line was discontinued in 2003, when the Link Light Rail line was constructed on Pacific Avenue.