UW Bothell and Cascadia Community College to Get Student Activities Center
July 18, 2013
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Bothell, Wash – UW Bothell will partner with Cascadia Community College to build a Student Activities Center – the second major student-led construction project within a three year period. This is a significant step as both institutions continue to support their students in enhancing their campus community while serving the needs of a growing student population. On July 11, 2013, the UW Board of Regents approved the new $19.7-million 36,000 square foot student-funded facility to be situated adjacent to the campus’ Sports and Recreation Complex and the North Creek Event Center.
Talwinder Singh, 2013-2014 President of the Associated Students of the University of Washington Bothell (ASUWB), says the center will address the needs of a growing student population while contributing to each student’s personal growth. “The new student center will provide a centralized location with the opportunities, resources and support necessary for students to grow as individuals, says Singh. “It will also create an encouraging environment where students can explore and expand their personal interests, build relationships as they work with others, develop skills and experiences, reenergize, and have fun.”
“The center will help all students to get more out of their college experience,” agrees Jared Trinka, President of the Associated Students of Cascadia – Government. “The process of designing the center is case in point. It has required that student leaders from both institutions listen, address needs, and compromise.”
The project, scheduled to open in the fall of 2015, is fully funded for the $19.7-million with financing from the UW Internal Lending Program (ILP). Students from both institutions will pay a net student activity fee of $100 per student per quarter.
Seattle-based LMN Architects is working with student leaders on finalizing the design, which includes open, flexible space that will allow for student government and club offices, work space, as well as multi-purpose and gathering spaces. With a fitness center that includes shower and locker facilities, the center will also support the recently completed sports and recreation complex.
UW Bothell remains the fastest growing public university and the largest branch campus in the state of Washington. With a new Science and Technology Building scheduled to open in the fall of 2014, the approved Student Activities Center and several other building projects, UW Bothell is positioned to serve an additional 1,000 students within the next two years, and also support a robust campus life.
Cascadia Community College specializes in university transfer education. It is nationally recognized for its high transfer rate and for its emphasis on collaborative and active learning across disciplines.
About UW Bothell: With more than 30 degrees, options, certificates and concentrations, the college curriculum emphasizes close student-faculty interaction, and critical thinking. UW Bothell prepares students for leadership in the state of Washington and beyond. For more information, visit www.uwb.edu.