Central Washington University Opens Health Sciences Building

Published 5-11-2022
  • Central Washington University - Health Sciences Building
  • Central Washington University - Health Sciences Building
  • Central Washington University - Health Sciences Building

    Courtesy of LMN Architects.

  • Central Washington University - Health Sciences Building

    Courtesy of LMN Architects.

Central Washington University opened the $60 million Health Sciences Building in Ellensburg in April of 2022. Designed by LMN Architects with Research Facilities Design (RFD) as laboratory design consultant, the 80,748-gsf facility provides sophisticated learning environments for programs in public health, emergency medicine, biomechanics, clinical physiology, exercise science, and nutrition. Completing the university's $300 million Science Neighborhood, the three-story structure features a technology-rich cadaver lab, simulation training environments including a mock ambulance, and teaching kitchen with a sensory evaluation suite. An environmental chamber with adjustable oxygen levels, temperature, altitude, and humidity will enable researchers to study athletic performance in a variety of conditions, while the biometrics lab will offer 16 force plates with motion-capture cameras for movement analysis. T.W. Clark Construction broke ground in November of 2019 on the project, which has attained LEED Gold sustainable design certification.