University of Washington Bothell Discovery Hall


Discovery Hall serves as a five story 74,000 square-foot academic hub for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programs. To achieve the rigorous vibration performance criteria due to sensitive equipment in labs and classrooms, PCS designed a concrete framed structure. The structural design features board-formed concrete walls, cantilevered concrete stairs and exposed concrete slabs, beams, and columns. Discovery Hall is clad in a stunning array of glazing, brick veneer, and masonry baguettes.

Photo credit: Lara Swimmer