Washington State University Tri-Cities Opens Collaboration Hall

Published 9-27-2021
  • WSU Tri-Cities - Collaboration Hall
  • WSU Tri-Cities - Collaboration Hall
  • WSU Tri-Cities - Collaboration Hall
  • WSU Tri-Cities - Collaboration Hall
  • WSU Tri-Cities - Collaboration Hall
  • WSU Tri-Cities - Collaboration Hall

    Courtesy of ZGF Architects.

  • WSU Tri-Cities - Collaboration Hall

    Courtesy of ZGF Architects.

  • WSU Tri-Cities - Collaboration Hall

    Courtesy of ZGF Architects.

  • WSU Tri-Cities - Collaboration Hall

    Courtesy of ZGF Architects.

  • WSU Tri-Cities - Collaboration Hall

    Courtesy of ZGF Architects.

Washington State University Tri-Cities opened the $30 million Collaboration Hall in Richland in September of 2021. Designed by ZGF Architects with Research Facilities Design (RFD) as laboratory design consultant, the 40,000-sf facility features technology-rich teaching labs for programs in physics, biology, chemistry, engineering, environmental science, and anatomy and physiology. Accommodating a dynamic pedagogy of experiential learning, the multidisciplinary building houses three large interactive classrooms, seminar and meeting rooms, study spaces, and offices for faculty and staff. An open atrium with a grand staircase offers flexible seating for lectures and presentations, and a 100-seat amphitheater provides additional capacity for outdoor instruction and events. Hoffman Construction Company was the general contractor for the progressive design-build project, which is expected to attain LEED Gold certification. Ground was broke ground on the facility in March of 2020. 

Related Organizations
Architect
ZGF Architects LLP
Laboratory Design Consultant
Design-Build Contractor
Hoffman Construction Company