Central Washington University Dean Hall


Central Washington University’s Dean Hall was originally constructed in the late 1960s to serve the University’s Science Department. After the construction of a new state-of-the-art facility in the late 1990s, Dean Hall was scuttled and sat empty for several years. In the early 2000s, CWU made plans to renovate and update the three-story concrete structure to house the Anthropology and Museum Studies Department. While the interior of the building was substantially altered, the original exterior brick and concrete finishes were saved, retaining the building's original architectural character. The additions of new entries and stair towers on the east and west sides used a similar palette of concrete and brick materials to both update and celebrate the original design.
photography by Janette Ryan