Russell T. Joy Building, University of Washington, Tacoma
This team’s effort and achievement truly embody our core values of teamwork, integrity, innovation, commitment, and legacy.
Associate Vice President, University of Washington, Tacoma
Transform the neglected 1892 warehouse into modern, interactive learning spaces, showcasing the inherent beauty of the historic structure while enhancing the active urban environment of the downtown Tacoma campus.
The Joy Building has been transformed into a welcoming entrance to a pedestrian thoroughfare running along a prominent campus open space. The renovation provides much-needed learning and office real estate, plus retail space that adds vibrancy to the commercial street front. We salvaged and reused as much of the existing building as possible, contributing to its sustainability, beauty, and warmth. The building is the first LEED Platinum certified project in the City of Tacoma and entire University of Washington system, employing design strategies that both reduce carbon emissions and promote wise stewardship of resources.
AIA Washington Civic Design Merit Award, 2013
First Place, AIA Portland COTE 2030 Challenge Award, 2012
University of Washington Capital Projects Office Team Achievement Award, 2012
New Tacoma Award: Ghilarducci Award, 2011