Central Washington University Barto Hall


The previous Barto Hall at Central Washington University no longer met the needs of the growing university. This new 117,000 square-foot, wood-frame residence hall provides more than just additional rooms for students—an attached multipurpose suite serves the building and is accessible to all campus residents. A dynamic central area serves as the nexus for the three residence wings and features alternating two story meeting spaces and large uninterrupted northern views. Utilization of pre-fabricated wood wall assemblies not only facilitated a quick construction schedule but also helped to achieve the LEED Platinum rating by reduced waste.

photography by Janette Ryan