WALSH served as the general contractor/construction manager (GC/CM) on three seven- and eight-story residence halls at UW’s main campus, part of UW’s Master Plan initiative. Poplar Hall was constructed first, followed by Alder Hall, completed in July 2012. Lander Hall is complete, with student occupancy slated for November 2013. All three buildings are designed with a “live/learn” approach incorporating study and student life space, including: meeting rooms, offices, bicycle storage, auditorium facilities and banquet space.
Alder Hall provides 603 beds of new student housing in 195,000 SF. Featuring many of the same amenities as Poplar Hall, this building also incorporates a grocery store, UW’s Husky Grind espresso counter and a large auditorium space with sophisticated audio-visual equipment.
Alder Hall has auditorium and classroom facilities with sophisticated audio/visual systems and mechanical equipment for large gatherings. They have significant concrete structure and are constructed in very constricted areas with constant pedestrian, bike and vehicle traffic. All built to LEED Gold Standards.