University of Washington
Life Sciences Building
Seattle, Washington, USA
Located in Seattle on the University of Washington campus is the five-story, 169,000-square-foot Life Sciences Building. Designed by Perkins + Will Seattle, the state-of-the-art building focuses on the juxtaposition of nature, science and collaboration. With approximately 35,000 square feet of exterior glazing, and 13,000 square feet of interior glazing, occupants enjoy enhanced views to the outdoors and increased daylight. A major component of the glazed systems is the incorporation of integrated vertical photovoltaic (PV) glass fins into the chassis and curtain wall system in order to capture heat from the sun and generate enough electricity year round to light all four floors of offices.
The University of Washington Life Sciences Building is LEED Gold® and is also the first building on the university’s campus to meet the Architecture 2030 Challenge. According to the architect, this was largely due to façade performance and mechanics.Full Project Details