Population Health

August 2, 2019

New Population Health Building topped out and artists selected

Design image of the north end of the new buildingThe University of Washington announced today the topping out of its new $230 million Population Health Building. The UW also has selected two artists whose work will help tell the story of the education and research that will take place within the new facility.

Construction of the eight-story building began in April 2018. Workers today will “top out” the building — a term builders use to mark the completion of the structural parts of the building — by installing a girder signed by university dignitaries, the design-build team and representatives of the donor.

The event comes at the same time that the vision for the building’s interior is beginning to come to life. The selected artists, RYAN! Feddersen of Tacoma and Rachel Mica Weiss of both Brooklyn and Pittsburgh, will produce original pieces to align with the underlying vision for the building: to create an interdisciplinary center on campus for the study of population health and to be a home for the Population Health Initiative.

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