UW Bothell Shares New Educational Space with Community


April 22, 2011
CONTACT: Richard Penny, (425) 352-3395,  pennyr2@uw.edu

BOTHELL, Wash., April 22, 2011 – The University of Washington Bothell held an open house today to show its new learning facilities in the UW Bothell Beardslee building.

In order to meet growing enrollment demand and the need for additional teaching and lab space, the university leased 30,000 square feet in the office building, which is adjacent to the student housing complex at the north entrance to the campus. One space, dubbed the “collaboratory,” pairs flexible architecture with an array of embedded technologies to enhance student collaboration and innovation.

In a statement issued by state Sen. Rosemary McAuliffe and Reps. Luis Moscoso and Derek Stanford, the first district legislators offered their congratulations to UW Bothell and declared the university’s expansion as vital to the health of the region and the state.

The new facility houses UW Bothell’s Business Development Center, which serves to connect small businesses with the University; the Center for Serious Play, whose focus is to apply interactive technologies to transform education; the Science and Technology Program; the collaboratory; and several classrooms, labs and seminar rooms.

City of Bothell Mayor Mark Lamb, speaking at today’s event, commended the university’s dedication to its students, and stated that “Bothell is proud to be a great American college town.”

About UW Bothell: The University of Washington Bothell combines the benefits of a small campus with the resources and prestige of a world-renowned university. Offering over 30 degrees, options, certificates and concentrations, its curriculum emphasizes close student-faculty interaction, collaboration among students, and hands-on learning.For more information, visit www.uwb.edu.