As a next step forward, University of Washington Intercollegiate Athletics (ICA) announced today it has secured Gensler and Mortenson as the architect and builder, respectively, to design and construct the Basketball Training & Operations Facility and Health & High Performance Center. The project, which has already received approval from the University of Washington Board of Regents, is expected to open in 2024. The new facility will be funded entirely by donations to ICA, and to date, the department has secured $53 million in commitments.
"Selecting the architect and builder for our project is an incredibly exciting next step," said Jennifer Cohen, Director of Athletics. "We can't wait to partner with Mortenson and Gensler to watch this new facility, which will greatly enhance the student-athlete experience for future Huskies, come to life."
"Working with the University and Gensler in this integrated approach embodies the spirit of collegiate athletics, where groups of talented individuals of diverse backgrounds and skillsets come together to push the limits of what is possible," said Tamara Hartner, Mortenson Design Phase Executive. "We at Mortenson are excited to take part in creating yet another state-of-the-art training facility for our UW athletes."