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Northwest University Health and Sciences Center

Assisting in Lab Learning: Engineering solutions for laboratory and science classroom facilities

Northwest University’s nursing and science departments found a new home in this 45,000-sf facility, for which DCI Engineers provided structural design services.

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Location:
Kirkland, Washington
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Square Feet:
45,000
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Stories:
3
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Service:
Structural
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Industries:
Healthcare, Life Science & Laboratory, Higher Education
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Primary Material:
Concrete

Project Highlights

  • Consists of multiple classrooms and offices, as well as designated wet and dry research lab space and computer lab space.
  • Includes a large lecture hall that is frequently used by campus and community organizations.
  • Structural frame consists of one level of post-tensioned concrete slab and a post-tensioned concrete roof.
  • The structure includes several one-story tall reinforced concrete walls at the base of the building to retain soil across the site’s steep slope.

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