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CWU’s Hogue Technology Building Wins Design Award

Central Washington University’s Hogue Technology Building, which was substantially renovated and expanded in 2012, has been honored with a Design Merit Award by the Central Washington chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

The awards celebrate achievements in design excellence and seek to generate greater public interest in architecture. The AIA is the nation’s most prestigious architectural design organization.

The Hogue Technology Building, originally erected in the 1970s, was completely reconstructed and gained a 61,400-square-foot addition. The work incorporated state-of-the art “green” construction methods that earned it gold certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

“While fitting well with the other buildings on Central Washington University’s campus . . . it’s quite clear that something’s different here,” AIA judges wrote of the design. “Brightly lit hot-yellow walls let you know that this is a place seeking to inspire ideas.”

The project, which cost $12 million, was partially funded by more than a quarter-million in private funding. It was designed as a “live” building that recreates real-world working conditions, including plug-ins for solar panels and wind turbines.

“This project grew out of the university’s commitment to showcase newer and greener technologies,” said William Yarwood, CWU’s executive director, capital planning and projects. “It’s a beautiful building that incorporates state-of-the-art designs and technologies and provides our students with the best possible learning environment.”

The Hogue project was designed by LMN Architects of Seattle. The general contractor in charge of construction was TW Clark Construction of Spokane.

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