University of Washington

U3 Advisors was retained as part of the Mahlum Architects team by the University of Washington to create a development framework for the evolving West Campus. The University envisions this area as a mixed-use, urban innovation district with active ground floor uses and diverse open space amenities.  U3 evaluated the current capacity of the University and neighborhood organizations, reviewed potential funding sources, and benchmarked other successful implementation programs successfully deployed by other universities.  Our recommendations included creating a holistic real estate strategy to analyze key drivers, identifying timing & phasing, and evaluating project-specific implementation & financing approaches.