University of Washington Bothell Discovery Hall



Discovery Hall serves as a five story 74,000 SF academic “hub” for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programs.  In order 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.