Population Health

Collaboration spaces

In October 2016, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced funding for construction of a new building to house several University of Washington units working in population health, as well as serving as a place for faculty, students and collaborators from the many university departments and global partners to come together in their population health-related work.

The population health building and its collaborative space is currently scheduled to open in Fall 2020. The following list is provided for faculty, students and staff who are seeking cost-free spaces for population health collaborations on the UW Seattle campus prior to 2020.

Name Location Purpose Facilities Reserve Contact
eScience Institute WRF Data Science Studio Physics / Astronomy Tower, 6th Floor Collaborative space for eScience data scientists and researchers. For individual work, group meetings, seminars and training events. Space is flexible. Community seminars, workshops and technical expertise in data management and analytics, and incubator program for data projects. Mostly for eScience programs. Contact to schedule events. Webform
College of Education Collaboration Station Miller Hall 424 Open to all, walk-up system, no reservation needed. For interactive, small group projects. Seats 4 to 5 people; 60-inch plasma. Walk in; no reservation needed. Email
Evans School of Public Policy and Governance Collaborative workspace Parrington Hall B08 For Evans School students to work on group projects. Workstations, monitors and whiteboards. Evans School students only. Reserve online. Email
CoMotion Maker Space Fluke Hall Tools and equipment for prototyping, creating and sharing projects. Fabrication and design space. Various 3D printers, laser cutters, design software, soldering stations, sewing machines, electronics fabrication, tools, workbenches and whiteboards. Free usage for all UW Seattle students and faculty and staff from all campuses. Email
Research Commons Allen Library Place to collaborate and connect with students and faculty. Various spaces including booths, media viewing rooms, presentation practice rooms, seminar rooms and consultation rooms. Reserve online. Email
Simpson Center for the Humanities Communications Building, various rooms. Lecture hall, seminar room, reading/reception room, collaboration studio. Space for collaborative meetings and lectures. Most rooms have presentation equipment and laptops. Priority given to Simpson Center projects but open to all UW units. Reserve online. Email
Technology spaces in Odegaard Odegaard Library Place to collaborate and connect with students and faculty. Spaces to enhance teaching and learning, collaboration and meetings. Reserve at individual space website.
Translational Research and Information Lab (TRAIL) Health Sciences Library Incubator space for collaborations, consultations and classes related to translational and team science. Data wall, Amazon Echo, Samsung 360 degree camera, Polycom, REDCap, Tableau and staff expertise. Room fits 15. Reserve online. Email

There are a number of other spaces that are available to use for a fee. These can be found via the following links:

Did we miss a space? Please contact us so we can update our list.