To support new mechanical and civil engineering programs, UW Tacoma is converting underutilized ground floor space in the GWP-BB-BHS-WCG building complex to laboratory classrooms, a senior design lab and associated support spaces. The project will reduce the footprint of the University Book Store, but it will not otherwise impact retail areas on Pacific Avenue. Construction work is expected to begin in early 2021 and will be complete in time for the 2021-22 academic year.
Sellen Construction and McGranahan Architects selected as project deisgn-build team.
Project design complete. Building permits submitted.
Building permits issued. Commence construction.
Project spaces activated for campus use.
Frequently Asked Questions
When will project construction start?
Construction is scheduled to begin in early 2021.
When will the building be complete and open for use?
Project completion is scheduled for September 2021 and spaces will be activated for campus use in October 2021.
This project will reduce the size of the University Book Store. How will that affect how the Book Store is able to se
The University Book Store anticipates no reduction in service to campus. Textbook sales to a more efficient online format, thereby eliminating the needs for space devoted to textbook storage and display. Other items, such as Husky Gear and school supplies, will still be available for purchase on-site
For more information on the new engineering labs, contact Shannon Thompson, Project Manager.