samuel e. kelly ethnic cultural center | university of washington

samuel e. kelly ethnic cultural center | university of washington

The University of Washington’s Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center, originally built in 1970, was one of the first such student centers in the United States. Ben McAdoo, the first African American architect to be licensed in Washington state, designed the original 8,000 square foot building to serve four UW student groups. The popularity of the facility led to the outgrowing of its space, and today more than 60 student groups use the...

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transportation center | university of washington

transportation center  |  university of washington

This new 2-story, 12,000 square foot Transportation Center consists of new offices and a public lobby for the University of Washington’s Transportation Services department. The facility consolidates six departments previously spread across campus to meet the University’s evolving needs. Rolluda Architects was selected to review and revise the existing program prior to design. Focusing on the current and future needs of the organization,...

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crc entry court amphitheater | evergreen state college

crc entry court amphitheater  |  evergreen state college

The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington asked Rolluda Architects to develop ideas for an under-used, difficult to maintain grassy bowl at the entry court to the College Recreation Center (CRC). The final design transforms the bowl into amphitheater seating for college gatherings such as movies, equipment demonstration, and music and theater performances. Outdoor seating, consisting of pervious concrete tiers with concrete stem walls...

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university residence halls | kamola hall, sue lombard hall, honors hall, mccroskey hall

university residence halls | kamola hall, sue lombard hall, honors hall, mccroskey hall

Central Washington University Kamola Hall is a 55,700 square foot, three-story dormitory consisting of four wings. Two wings have an attic fourth floor. The original building was constructed in five phases from 1910–1920. The renovation removed the entire inte­rior down to the basic structure, except for historic common lounge areas and existing stairs. By reclaiming and redesigning spaces, the bed count was increased from 191 to 250, with a...

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biology research greenhouse | western washington univerisity

biology research greenhouse | western washington univerisity

In 2009, we completed master planning and design of a new greenhouse and research lab for the Biology Department at Western Washington University (WWU) located in Bellingham, Washington. Design of the greenhouse and research lab is tailored to the methodologies of the Biology Department faculty and students, and to ensure the stability of the experiments they conduct. Climate controls are automated, and can be operated remotely. A cistern...

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