New Paccar building houses five green-tech labs


By Adrian MacDonald, LMN Architects

PULLMAN, Wash. – Wood-framed skyscrapers, resistant to fire and earthquakes and made from locally harvested wood, may someday dot the skylines of North American cities. A new building at Washington State University is already leading the charge.

The $45 million Paccar Environmental Technology Building, a 96,000-square-foot facility delivered by the design-build team of LMN and Skanska, is the first phase of the university’s plan to expand its campus core to the east.

The building is newly occupied and will have an official opening ceremony early next year,

It will house five of WSU’s longstanding research and development centers, all dedicated to tackling multifaceted environmental issues through interdisciplinary collaboration. Focus areas include sustainable design and construction, water quality and atmospheric sciences.

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