State Relations

January 22, 2018

Final 2017-19 Capital Budget Signed

Week 2 of the 2018 legislative session ended with the signing of the 2017-19 compromise biennial capital budget.

Capital Budget Signing 1-19

The University was able to secure funding for nearly all capital priorities as reflected in our agenda for the 2018 legislative session. For further details, direct your attention to the UW’s Office of Planning and Budgeting brief. The 2017-19 capital budget allocates over 80 million to the University in new state funding for capital projects, along with $70.8 million in appropriations from the UW Building Account. This is a great budget for the UW that will accelerate the University’s impact across the state and around the world.

Highlighted investments include:

Burke Museum

$24.2 million to complete construction of the Burke Museum which is on track to open in 2019.

Population Health Sciences Building

$15 million in support of construction of a collaborative facility to promote research in the health and well-being of global communities.

T-wing Health Sciences Building

$10 million for renovation and design of the Magnuson Health Sciences Teaching Center (T-wing) which will serve as an academic facility for the six schools of UW Health Sciences.

UW Bothell & Tacoma

$3.5 million have been allocated for the predesign and design of academic buildings to accommodate high demand programming our Bothell and Tacoma campuses.


$20 million to advance the research and innovation in clean energy to the Center for Advanced Materials and Clean Energies Technologies (CAMCET).

Parrington Hall

$10 million for the renovation of Parrington Hall, home to the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy and Governance.

Seismic Improvements

$14.5 million in funds diverted from the University’s building account for seismic upgrades to designated buildings across the Seattle campus.


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