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Capital Planning & Development

Population Health Facility (PHF)

Project news

November 2018

Neighborhood bulletin November 2018

The construction team completed the ground and level one slab on grade and began erecting the building cores in October. Construction of the elevated decks begins in November. The exterior visual mock up is scheduled for the end of November. The mechanical, electrical and plumbing design of the interior floor plans is progressing. The permit reviews with the City of Seattle is also going smoothly. The team presents that final target scope and budget to the Executive Committee in November. The revised target addresses design elements which evolved after the project definition phase and leaves adequate contingency for the remaining design and construction. The project team also learned that $837,212 of funds remaining from a prior grant may be applied to this project. The funds have been placed in owner’s contingency until the Executive Committee chooses another allocation.

Project overview

Population health is a broad concept encompassing not only the elimination of diseases and afflictions, but also the intersecting and overlapping factors that influence health.   The Population Health Facility will serve as a powerful catalyst for the University’s new Population Health Initiative and be an idea laboratory and collaboration incubator.  It will house the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, the Department of Global Health, and elements of the School of Public Health, all of which will greatly benefit from close proximity.  The facility will also provide central gathering spaces for faculty, students, staff, partners, and visitors from a wide range of disciplines across campus, the region, the nation, and the world to address important global health concerns.  A transformative gift from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation makes this project possible. 

Estimated building size:  300,000 GSF

  • Offices: single & multiple occupancy, open work stations
  • Collaborative group work areas 
  • Conference / meeting spaces
  • Instructional space
  • Computing laboratories
  • Possible street facing community-oriented destinations that help activate the neighborhood
  • Outdoor spaces associated with program and campus needs

Project budget - $230M


  Activity   Start   End
  Planning   10/15/15   6/30/17
  Design and bidding  7/3/17   11/30/18
  Construction   6/22/18   7/31/20
  Closeout   6/9/20   12/11/20





Project Manager - Jeannie Natta (206) 616-7579 

Construction Manager - Mark Sweeters (206) 391-6207