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August 31, 2020

B-roll: UW Health Sciences Education Building breaks ground

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UW Health Sciences leadership and Washington state legislators celebrated the start of construction of the Health Sciences Education Building on the UW’s Seattle campus with a small, physically distanced groundbreaking ceremony Aug. 27.

The building is expected to be completed in May 2022.

The Health Sciences Education Building will be where students learn integrated patient care in an integrated training facility. The 100,000 square-foot, four-story, $100 million, fully modern facility received $70 million from the Washington state Legislature. The University is seeking an additional $30 million in private support.

The new building is designed around flexible spaces that allow for 21st-century teaching techniques, including high-tech learning facilities used for computer simulation, mock treatment labs and an ultra-modern Anatomy Lab Suite with virtual anatomy capabilities. The facility will also enable robust remote learning access for students and professionals who are part of the UW’s multi-state medical education program.

In addition, the health sciences deans envision a building with the capacity for students to immediately share ideas, images and projects in classrooms and in their working teams. The finished building will also have a library extension that is integrated into the main classroom floor to help students immediately engage evidence in their learning, gain skills in navigating resources and to benefit from coaching about how to use library tools, resources and in their project work.

B-roll footage includes:

[:05] UW Health Sciences leadership ceremonial groundbreaking
[:35] Timelapse of construction site (Aug. 2020)
[1:19] Health Sciences Education Building construction
[2:39] Artist’s renderings of completed building

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