University of Washington Hans Rosling Center for Population Health

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University of Washington Hans Rosling Center for Population Health

290,000 sf | Seattle, Washington | Infrastructure & Public Works

The Hermanson team completed the construction of this Progressive Design-Build project with PAE. Housing the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, the Department of Global Health, and portions of the School of Public Health, the project was groundbreaking in its approach to planning and design.

The 290,000 sf Hans Rosling Center for Population Health Building achieved LEED Platinum Certification, the highest possible rating from the U.S. Green Building Council. The building, which provides classroom, research, and office space for health sciences programs, was completed under a Progressive Design-Build process, with Hermanson teaming with PAE from the earliest phases of project development. During preconstruction, Hermanson worked with the design team to identify and integrate potential efficiencies in the construction process, provide a thorough pro-con analysis of systems options, and establish a mechanical approach that met budgetary and programmatic needs.

Other highlights of the University of Washington Pop Health project include:

  • Installation of over 900 chilled beams
  • Laid +/- 2,000 LF of in-slab radiant slab heating piping
  • Design included Safe Access, Maintenance, and Prevention Through Design for high-risk activities
  • Design of picking points for removal of all equipment
  • Adequate pathways for equipment removal
  • Safe access plan for maintenance, repair, and replacement of each piece of equipment on the project

The Hans Rosling Center for Population Health building on the Seattle campus has achieved international notoriety and won numerous awards for its ground-breaking use of Progressive Design-Build to achieve a world-class facility, most recently the DBIA National Design-Build Project of the Year

Completed in 2021