wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ (Intellectual House)
The project will construct an “Intellectual House” -- wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ ( hear it)-- and associated site improvements springing from the longhouse style traditions of the indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest. Its purpose is to provide a multi-service learning and gathering space for students and the greater community to come together in a supportive and educational environment.
Link to Native Life & Tribal Relations page: http://www.washington.edu/diversity/tribal-relations/intellectual-house/construction-photo-galleries/
Construction Highlights and Update
Images: Concrete foundation work, slab placement and site utility infrastructure - May 30, 2014
Images: Building Footprint and Footing Prep - May 2, 2014
Construction officially began the first week of March, 2014. The construction duration is 337 days and substantial completion is forecasted for February 5, 2015.
Construction fencing and way finding signage is in place. Graphic images of the project have been attached to the construction fencing. The trees were removed Saturday, March 22, 2014.
Western Ventures will begin isolated asphalt removal later this week, beginning Thur. April 3. Asphalt removal will make ready the site for construction as well as utility installations. The bulk of the asphalt will remain in place as it will better serve the construction project. The bulk of the asphalt will be removed later in the year for construction of the site landscape.
“To provide a multi-service learning and gathering space for Native American students, faculty and staff, and others of various cultures and communities to come together in a supporting and welcoming educational environment to share their knowledge and their cultures with one another.”
The building will be designed and constructed in a manner consistent with the environmental awareness and sensitivity of the indigenous peoples of the Northwest. The project will serve programs and provide an environment that promote and support the success of Native American students, staff and faculty. In addition, the project will provide a place that fosters the connections between the University of Washington community and the Native American community.
Additional information on this project is provided at http://www.washington.edu/diversity/hok/index.html.
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Troy Stahlecker, Project Manager, Capital Projects Office – 206 616-5609, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jon Lebo, Director, Capital Projects Office – 206 221-4221, email@example.com
Steve Folk, Senior Construction Manager, Capital Projects Office – 206 685-5726, firstname.lastname@example.org