The University of Washington opened the $110 million Bill & Melinda Gates Center for Computer Science & Engineering in February of 2019 in Seattle. Designed by LMN Architects to foster interaction and collaboration, the 135,000-sf facility features a 3,000-sf robotics lab, a 240-seat auditorium, a maker space, a virtual and augmented reality lab, a wet lab, and two 100-seat classrooms. The building also houses a flexible event hall, a café, a student services hub, faculty offices, and an undergraduate commons. The project team included MEP engineer Affiliated Engineers, structural engineer Magnusson Klemencic Associates, and general contractor M. A. Mortenson. Stantec was the audiovisual, acoustical, and electrical engineer. Construction began on the project in early 2017.