Western’s Building Washington’s Future campaign aims to secure $20 million in private funding to construct a new science and technology building on Western’s main campus.
The new Advanced Technology Engineering and Computer Science building is part of Western’s strategy to meet Washington workforce needs by providing space for expanded programs in electrical engineering, computer science, and energy technology. These advanced technology programs maintain Western’s hallmarks of smaller class sizes, hands-on learning, and interdisciplinary approaches. They provide graduates with the skills to tackle the most technological challenges of our time such as improving cyber-security, engineering smart buildings, or refining transportation automation systems. The facility will be a hub for industry collaboration with spaces designed to foster innovation and the exchange of ideas among an increasingly diverse population of students and faculty.
The Washington State Legislature has committed $2 million for design-related expenses and plans to allocate $46 million for design and construction in the 2021-2023 biennium—contingent upon Western’s ability to secure private funding.