University District Development Photos: November 2013

University of Washington Station Overpass, Seattle, WA

The following photos were taken in Seattle’s University District, on the University of Washington Seattle Campus. The projects shown here are:

  • Intellectual House
  • Computer Science & Engineering Expansion Building
  • University of Washington Link Light Rail Station

The Intellectual House photos were taken on October 30, 2013, and the other photos were taken on November 27, 2013.


Intellectual House
E Stevens Way NE & Whitman Court NE

Also known as “Wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ” (pronounced “wah-sheb-altuh”) in the Lushotsheed language, the Intelllectual House project includes two buildings. The first to be constructed is a cedar longhouse-style building known as the Community Gathering Building, which contains event space, meeting rooms, and a kitchen. Also included are ceremonial and multi-purpose space outside. The second building to be constructed later is the Teaching and Learning Building, which contains meeting rooms and teaching space.

Currently on the site is the N6 parking lot, which is now closed and will be replaced by the new buildings. Located to the east is McMahon Hall, a residence hall, and located to the northwest is Lewis Hall, which contains offices. To the north are Lewis Annex 1 and Lewis Annex 2.

The building site from E Stevens Way NE, looking north.

Looking north.

Looking south.

At the northwestern edge of the project site is a satellite dish, likely related to the other satellite dishes north of the site.

The parking lot exit road, looking east.

The parking lot exit road, looking west.

The parking lot exit road at Whitman Court NE.

Parallel to Whitman Court NE is Whitman Walk NE, on the eastern edge of the site.

A streetlamp on Whitman Walk NE.

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Computer Science & Engineering Expansion Building
E Stevens Way NE & NE Snohomish Lane

This potential project includes a new building next to More Hall & More Hall Annex (former Nuclear Research Building) which would house new & expanded space for the university’s computer science & engineering programs. The new building may have an underground tunnel under E Stevens Way NE to connect with the current Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science and Engineering.

Looking east, the building site next to More Hall and More Hall Annex currently has a lawn and a bicycle rack.

Looking east, NE Snohomish Lane is located on the northern edge of the site, and runs east toward Hec Edmundson Pavilion (Alaska Airlines Areana) and Husky Stadium.

Located west of the site is the Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science & Engineering.

Looking east from the Center for Computer Science & Engineering’s 6th floor, views of Husky Stadium, Lake Washington, Evergreen Point Floating Bridge, Bellevue, and the Cascade Mountains could be visible from the new building, depending on how tall the new building is.

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University of Washington Link Light Rail Station
3720 Montlake Blvd NE

This station will be the northern terminus of Sound Transit’s Link Light Rail line, until the line is extended further north toward Seattle’s Northgate neighborhood. Service to the station is planned to begin in 2016, and the parking spaces removed for the project construction will be restored upon completion. Also included in this project is a pedestrian bridge over Montlake Blvd NE.

West of the project site are bus layover spaces on NE Pacific Place; this one is for Route 48X from Loyal Heights, Seattle. The layover space was also formerly for Route 133 from Burien, which is no longer a route, and for Route 197 from Federal Way, whose stop was relocated to NE Pacific St.

Looking east from NE Pacific Place, a bus layover space for Route 44 from Ballard is visible. Located next to the station is Husky Stadium.

Looking south from Montlake Blvd NE & NE Pacific Place, a stairway and elevator will connect to the future overpass. The University of Washington Medical Center is visible at right.

Looking northwest, the main station building has entrances at street level and at the pedestrian overpass.

Various photos and information panels are placed on walls throughout the site. This one is on a wall at the south end of the project site.

Looking north, a two-story temporary office building is located at the south end of the site.

Looking north, more panels are located along Montlake Blvd NE.

Looking east.

Looking north, the overpass will carry pedestrians over Montlake Blvd NE. A bus stop for Route 243 from Jackson Park, Seattle to Bellevue is visible at left.

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Photos taken on October 30 and November 27, 2013.

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