Washington State University Digital Classroom Building (The Spark)

Pullman, Washington
Washington State University
ZGF Architects
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83,000 Square Feet
Year Completed: 
LEED Silver
The project team designed and constructed the 83,000 square-foot, high-performance academic facility on Washington State University’s Pullman Campus. The four-story structure, known as The Spark, provides robust systems and flexible infrastructure to accommodate rapidly evolving technology. The Spark's façade is comprised of brick, masonry, and curtain wall. The facility features a 250-seat learning hall with curved LED televisions surrounding the space. 
The project scope also included energy, operations, and maintenance performance guarantees. The Spark positions Washington State University to accommodate student population growth and address the tremendous advances made in understanding the way students learn. 
The Spark is designed to achieve LEED® Silver certification.
2018 ENR Northwest Best Project Award - Higher Education/Research
2018 DBIA National Award of Merit, Educational Facilities
2018 DBIA Excellence in Teaming Award
2018 DBIA Excellence in Process Award