University of Washington Bill and Melinda Gates Center for Computer Science & Engineering

Seattle, Washington
United States

Visitors are greeted with a flood of daylight in the main atrium, courtesy of a large skylight that covers half of the ceiling. Tunable white uplights extend this experience to the remaining expanse of the atrium ceiling, subtly changing color throughout the day to replicate cyclical daylight conditions. Rotating displays of artwork are illuminated via clamp-mounted POE (power over ethernet) accent lights that can be easily moved and adjusted as exhibits change. Color changing light grazes the walls of the classroom lobby and pre-function space, supplemented by color changing coves around the elevators on each floor to allow a range of customization that supports the array of functions hosted at this campus hub.

  • Architectural Lighting
  • Higher Education
  • LEED Silver Certified (Targeted)
    135,000 sq.ft. | 12,542 sq.m.
    $71 M
  • LMN Architects
  • Illuminating Engineering Society Award of Merit
  • Illuminating Engineering Society Lumen West Award of Merit
  • Tim Griffith