Washington State University, Troy Hall
Square Footage: 50,000
Sustainability Certifications: Targeting LEED Silver
Washington State University’s goal for the Troy Hall renovation and addition was to bring together the Department of Chemistry and the School of the Environment into an integrated building to respond to their demand for STEM program areas. Perkins+Will lead the program validation and design phases within this design-build delivery model and collaborated closely with the client and design-builder to efficiently maximize the programmatic research and teaching space, while creating spaces for communication and collaboration.
Embracing Troy Hall’s historic 1920’s brick structure, the design transformed the building into a modern academic teaching and interactive research environment. The design retains all the historic exterior brick walls, replacing the existing floors to create more consistent floor to floor heights, and increasing the building footprint with a new 6,000-SF addition. The new chemistry labs were designed to support chemistry majors, but also have the flexibility to serve engineering, agriculture, biotechnology, medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, and veterinary students. The School of the Environment contains new programmatic space for cross-college academic educators and researchers who are passionate about all aspects of the earth.