The Project will build a new, approximately 55,000 gross square feet, academic facility providing classrooms, engineering labs, collaborative faculty offices and student collaboration space.
This interdisciplinary building will be a unique innovation space on campus and will welcome the University’s business partners and incoming students. It will also fill a need in the South Sound for STEM programming.
The primary programs include the emerging Mechanical and Civil Engineering programs, the growth of Milgard Business School, and the creation of a central collaboration space that will leverage connections across all campus programs through the Global Innovation and Design Lab. This space will help bring together intellectual property from disparate departments to create community-based solutions, furthering the education of UW Tacoma students, fostering the University’s urban-serving mission, and driving use-inspired research deeper into the South Puget Sound region.