- Project: UW Tacoma, Phase 2b
- Location: Tacoma, Washington
- Client: University of Washington
- Architect: McGranahan Architects
- LEED: Silver Certified
Lewis converted five historic buildings into academic and support spaces, including the Institute of Technology, nursing, a new student center, student services, and offices. Retail spaces were included along Pacific Avenue. We retained and restored much of the original structures. Some elements were replaced or upgraded, such as structural supports and energy-efficient replica windows. The project was closely regulated by the Tacoma Landmarks Commission.
This was the first University of Washington project and the first project in Tacoma to be LEED-certified for environmental sustainability. Due to a strong effort by the overall team, we achieved LEED Silver.