Western Washington University

Sciences Building Addition & Renovation

30000768

Funding is provided to construct a new interdisciplinary science building to address urgent classroom and lab space limitations. The new facility will consist of teaching labs, wet research labs and active learning spaces in biology, chemistry and several other STEM degree programs. The new facility will alleviate existing bottlenecks in STEM courses, and accommodate approximately 70 new STEM and high-demand degrees within four years after completion. Reappropriation funding is also included.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 3,000,000 3,000,000 60,000,000 0 66,000,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 66,000,000

2019-21 Classroom & Lab Upgrades

30000869

The 2019-21 classroom and lab upgrades are part of an ongoing program to address significant and growing inconsistencies in the quality, capacity and utilization of college and departmental learning spaces. Funding is provided to renovate and/or repurpose classrooms and labs throughout the campus, extending the useful life of these spaces to provide learning in a contemporary setting.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 3,000,000 0 3,000,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 2,500,000
Funds: Western Washington University Capital Projects Account - State 500,000

Electrical Engineering/Computer Science Building

30000872

The electrical engineering and computer science programs are Western Washington University's fastest growing programs. Qualified students are turned away from these majors due to a lack of adequate academic space on campus. With this funding, the university will conduct a predesign for a new building to enable growth and resume student intake in the departments of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. The new building will consist primarily of teaching labs, research labs and classrooms, and also provide some administrative and scholarly activity space.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 500,000 60,000,000 60,500,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 60,500,000

Minor Works - Preservation: 2019-21

30000873

Funding is provided for minor capital projects to preserve and extend the life of existing campus facilities and supporting infrastructure systems.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 6,846,000 55,768,000 62,614,000
Funds: Western Washington University Capital Projects Account - State 62,614,000

Minor Works - Program: 2019-21

30000885

Funding is provided for minor capital programmatic work to modernize and renew existing facilities and space to improve functionality and program delivery.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 1,000,000 31,136,000 32,136,000
Funds: Western Washington University Capital Projects Account - State 32,136,000

Preventive Facility Maintenance and Building System Repairs

91000010

Funding is provided to conduct routine and preventive maintenance activities required to preclude deferred maintenance and maximize the life of building systems.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 3,614,000 0 3,554,000 16,616,000 23,784,000
Funds: Western Washington University Capital Projects Account - State 23,784,000