University of Washington
The magazine of the University of Washington School of Public Health

Breaking Ground

Construction began this spring on the new UW Population Health Facility
University and School officials at the ground breaking event.

Scheduled to open in 2020, the new building will house much of the School of Public Health, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, as well as the UW’s Population Health Initiative, a 25-year effort to advance the health of people around the world.

The 290,000-square-foot building will stand at the western entrance to campus at the southeast corner of 15th Avenue NE and NE Grant Place. It was made possible with a transformative $210 million gift from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as well as $15 million in earmarked funding from the state Legislature.