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Capital Planning & Development

Center for Advanced Materials and Clean Energy Technologies (CAMCET)

Project overview

The Center for Advanced Materials and Clean Energy Technologies (CAMCET) will bring university research teams and corporate, government, and nonprofit partners together in the UW Innovation District to accelerate solutions for a healthy planet. The building will include spaces for STEM learning; interdisciplinary advanced materials and clean energy research; clean energy technology prototyping, testing, and validating; and startup incubation. CAMCET will also house space for convening building tenants and the public around advanced materials and clean energy research and development.

Project news

In January 2018, the Washington State Legislature allocated $20 M for the UW to establish a world-class center for advanced materials and clean energy technologies (CAMCET).

The UW Campus Master Plan (CMP), which includes three million square feet of new development that will form an Innovation District in UW’s West Campus, received preliminary approval from the Seattle City Council on September 24, 2018. Next, the UW Board of Regents will review the plan with the Council’s conditions and share recommendations. The proposal will then return to the City Council for final approval, likely at the end of 2018 or early 2019. The CAMCET building will be located in the UW Innovation District.

Estimated building size:  300,000 square feet

  • Learning
    • Large Classrooms/ Active Learning Spaces
    • Seminar Rooms
    • Research Training Labs
    • Collaboration Spaces
  • Research
  • Industry/ Government/ NGO
  • Public
    • Venues for events, conferences, and K-12 and public outreach


  • Planning:  August 2018 - September 2019
  • Design & Bidding:  September 2019 - September 2020
  • Construction: October 2020 - September 2023
  • Completion & Closeout: September 2023 - February 2024

Project Budget - $159 M


Executive Director – Kevin Klustner 206.669.2367