Renewing Parrington Hall

Parrington Hall's remodel has brought the building up to date to create a better learning and working experience, creating and innovative and inspiring environment for students, faculty and staff. The...

Sneak Peek Video Tour!

As we continue getting settled into our beautiful new home, we can’t help but want to share it with our wider community who made this project possible!  Here’s a quick...

Student Affairs, Front and Center

When you enter the main doors of Parrington Hall, you will now see beautiful brick arch straight ahead and, just beyond, a warm, inviting reception desk.  The new home of...

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From Top to Bottom!

Before the concrete is poured, and the ceilings are completed, here’s a two sneak peeks at BIG improvements!  Below ground, new plumbing and systems will allow for increased efficiencies (getting...

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Restoring the Brick!

One of the signature design features of the remodeled building is the newly exposed and restored original 1902 brick throughout the interior of the building. This past week, masons have been working in the building to replace, patch, and clean the exposed brick walls. This has included removing cinderblock in-fills and replacing them with brick…

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Odds and ends, Soon to disappear

Much of the Parrington Remodel includes upgrades and safety features that will never be seen once the building is completed. Here are a few odds and ends that will soon be covered with drywall and/or paint and that represent such important leaps forward in the lifecycle of this historic building.

Drywall, Drywall, and Drywall

What an exciting phase of the project, to see the insulation going in and the framing getting covered up by drywall! The new spaces really take shape at this stage,…

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Video begins at the ramp down to the lounge. Upon entering, the restroom and the shower room can be seen. Further into the lounge, you can see where the kitchen…

Stairs, Part 2

In addition to the grand staircase extending from the lobby to the upper floors, another set of stairs represents a tremendous leap forward for dear old Parrington Hall.  For the…

Stairs, Part 1

A signature design element of the remodeled Parrington will be the new (and single set of) stairs in the foyer – the glass railings will allow light to flow throughout the building, and the treads are made of wood salvaged from the original 520-floating bridge.  

Gems Behind the Walls

Upon entering the renewed Parrington in Fall 2020, one will find a number of beautiful and visible architectural details and will experience an improved use of space and connectivity throughout…

So Grateful

It’s hard to overstate how fortunate we feel for the amount of heart and care members of our design-build team are putting into the Parrington remodel.  For us at Evans,…

One of the most iconic elements of Parrington’s well-used classroom 108 were the sight-line-interrupting columns.  (Check out minute 0:54 of this funny video if you don’t know what we’re talking…

Structural Work Continues

With demolition complete, the construction crew has turned their attention to shoring up the building with steel supports. The current state of the site: steel everywhere!  Next step – getting it into and installed in the building.  

Let there be light!

The Parrington 108 classroom underwent a big change this past week: the bricked-in windows in classroom 108 were un-bricked, and the light is pouring in!  During a renovation in the…

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Demolition Complete!

The crew disassembles the demo chute, signaling an important milestone in the project!

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Final Demolition Stretch!

As demolition gets ready to wrap up, the changes on the first floor are remarkable! Without nearly any walls still standing inside, the natural light floods into the building and…

Dust, Bricks, and a Mysterious Tank!

As demolition enters the final phase, we continue to find surprises in the building walls… including a mysterious tank (long-ago decommissioned and emptied)! The tank brings the tally of interesting…

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Demo moves onto the first floor

With demolition progressing top to bottom, the crews have moved down into the first floor. It’s incredibly noticeable how much daylight streams through the building with walls down and windows…

Demo Week 3

The crew has moved into the second floor as demo continues!

Third Floor Demo

Our demolition crew continues their work removing walls, stairs, and more as they work their way down from attic to basement.  This week, they’re making lots of noise and dust on floors three and two!  And floor four = demolition finished!

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First Peek at Demo

Demo is underway inside Parrington!  The crew is focusing on demolition in the attic (above the fourth floor), the basement mechanical room (adjacent to the student lounge), and the fourth…

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As a way to help us visualize our updated building, Integrus Architecture has produced a set of renderings (draft drawings) to depict the spaces imagined in the renewed Parrington Hall. …

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Q&A with Integrus Architecture

In light of our official kick-off of demolition, we took a moment to ask our partners at Integrus Architecture for the inside scoop on the design process for Parrington Hall….

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Swinging the Golden Sledgehammer

Dean Archibald visited Parrington this week to take a swing of a golden sledgehammer (it’s actually painted gold!) to officially kick off demolition!  Demolition is slated to occur over the…

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Demolition to Begin July 2019

If you walk by Parrington Hall, you will notice a great sign of progress: There is a large trailer parked on the lawn, and fencing around the entire building!  That…

Established in 1974 under the leadership of former Governor Daniel. J. Evans, the Washington State Art in Public Places (AIPP) program mandates that one-half of one percent of the state’s…

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An Update on Parrington Hall

If you’ve walked past Parrington Hall recently, you might be wondering why you don’t hear the sweet sound of demo and construction quite yet. Here’s why: In November 2018, when…

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by Assistant Dean Rebecca Blume During the week of December 17, the Evans School will move to our temporary home, Condon Hall. On Tuesday, members of ESO and our PhD program toured Condon Hall to evaluate and give comments on the spaces available for classrooms, student collaborative space, PhD workstations, common/social space, and more. 

Telling our Story

The remodel of Parrington Hall is slated as a $20 million project.  Early in 2018, the Washington State Legislature included $10 million in their Capital Budget for the remodel of…

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Beginning Conversations

As we get closer to our December move-out date, faculty, staff, and students are also engaging in conversations regarding the Parrington Hall remodel.  I am grateful for the many items…

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The History of Parrington Hall

Parrington Hall is an iconic part of the UW’s Seattle Campus.  Here are a few interesting facts about the history of this building: