• Chemistry students study in the new interior spaces in Purce Hall on Tues., Oct. 20, 2016,
  • Interior shots of Purce Hall looking towards Red Square in the fall on Tues., Oct. 25, 2016. The building is newly open following extensive renovations to the lecture hall over the 2015-16 academic year that updated the space and added classrooms to the brutalist structure.
  • First day of classes in Purce Hall on Mon., Sept. 26, 2016. The hall is newly re-opened after extensive renovations over the previous academic year.
  • First day of classes in Purce Hall on Mon., Sept. 26, 2016. The hall is newly re-opened after extensive renovations over the previous academic year. Chemistry lecture with Lydia McKinstry.
  • Exterior shots of Purce Hall in the fall on Tues., Oct. 25, 2016. The building is newly open following extensive renovations to the lecture hall over the 2015-16 academic year that updated the space and added classrooms to the brutalist structure.
  • Exterior shots of Purce Hall in the fall on Tues., Oct. 25, 2016. The building is newly open following extensive renovations to the lecture hall over the 2015-16 academic year that updated the space and added classrooms to the brutalist structure.
Evergreen State College Lecture Hall Renovation

Olympia, WA

Description

Absher fully renovated the existing Lecture Hall on the Evergreen State College campus in order to provide state-of-the-art, adaptable and flexible instructional spaces configured to optimally support the class size needs and various teaching methods utilized on campus. A modest increase in the building’s size allowed the building to maintain the same head count for 700 students, while providing fully accessible building and classroom spaces and restrooms. The Lecture Hall was originally built in the Brutalism period, and the renovation preserved its historical features.

Quick Facts

  • $12,772,114
  • GC/CM
  • 37,178 SF
  • Owner: The Evergreen State College
  • Architect: ZGF Architects

 

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