Project Overview

Where innovation lives

In 2006, the University of Washington was one of the first organizations to establish a large presence in the South Lake Union neighborhood. The School of Medicine project became a catalyst for revitalization, bringing doctors, researchers, and their groundbreaking work into a neighborhood whose industries had been quiet for decades. Perkins & Will designed and executed the multi-phased project over the course of 10 years.

The South Lake Union neighborhood, home to the School of Medicine

The Challenge

Sharing knowledge for the greater good

Telling the story of this groundbreaking project was an immense undertaking and one that was difficult for Perkins and Will to work on internally. There was a need to document this story not only for internal reasons, but also to share with other Universities who may face similar design and building challenges.

Scope of Work

+ Interviews
+ Writing
+ Photoshoot
+ Book Design

What We Did

Bringing clarity to a complex project

The University of Washington School of Medicine was an extensive project. In order for us to gain a better understanding of the story, we interviewed a variety of individuals involved in the project over the 10 year period. From here, we wrote the narrative and designed a 28-page print piece to showcase and explain the intricacies of the project.

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