State Relations

August 28, 2020

Construction begins on the UW’s new health sciences education building

Sen. David Frockt and the deans of the UW’s six health science schools (Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, and Social Work) helped break ground on the new Health Sciences Education Building on Aug. 27. Slated to open in May 2022, the four-story building will serve 8,000 students across the six health science schools, which are ranked among the highest in the nation. 

The current health sciences facilities were originally constructed in the 1970s and operate well beyond capacity, with mostly original infrastructure and an inflexible learning environment. The new building will facilitate and encourage interdisciplinary team-based learning. It will also further modernize and increase the UW’s health sciences workforce training capacity. The UW projects the space will allow for a 17 percent enrollment increase, in addition to continuing education for current health-care professionals across the state.

For more information about the building and its construction, click here.

Thank you to Sen. Frockt, the Washington State Legislature, and UW donors for your support in making this building possible.