UW Bothell Discovery Hall and Plaza

Building on the firm’s 2010 Campus Master Plan, Walker Macy provided design for Discovery Hall, a new multi-disciplinary science building coupled with a new plaza that creates a social center for the campus. The Crescent Path is the site’s defining feature, creating a new universally accessible route of travel and a terraced, amphitheater-like plaza. The grand staircase along the building’s edge features a lively rain stair which conveys stormwater from the building’s roofs and adjacent surfaces through treatment facilities into the campus’ restored wetland.

Client
University of Washington
Location
Bothell, WA
Completed
2014
Collaborators
Hacker Architects