Hazel Miller Hall Opens at Edmonds College

Date Posted: 10.21.2020

Hazel Miller Hall, a new interdisciplinary academic center for STEM and nursing programs, recently completed construction on the Edmonds College campus.

The college is celebrating the new $54 million academic building with a public Virtual Grand Opening Celebration on Thursday, October 22 at 10am, featuring student-led tours of the building and remarks by campus and local leaders.

“The project reflects the college’s vision of knitting the new building into the heart of the campus so that its active learning environments and informal student study spaces are shared by all of the college’s students,” says Mithun partner Walter Schacht, who oversaw the project. “We appreciate their forward thinking, collaborative approach and commitment to advancing education for high demand occupations in our region.”

The 76,250-square-foot facility houses labs, classrooms and offices for chemistry, physics, engineering, nursing and math programs. Prior to the completion of Hazel Miller Hall, the courses were distributed across the campus, limiting interdisciplinary instruction. The campus also lacked key technical environments including specialized chemistry and physics labs, nursing simulation classrooms and simulated patient rooms. The new building design organizes classrooms and offices around a central atrium to maximize space and building system efficiencies, and share resources across programs. Study spaces arranged along the hallways bring students together as a community of learners.

Hazel Miller Hall is located north of Mountlake Terrace Hall and serves as a terminus to the central campus spine. LEED Gold certification is anticipated.

Mithun provided architecture, interior design and campus planning services. Additional design team members included Reid Middleton, civil; Magnusson Klemencic Associates, structural; Mazzetti, Inc., mechanical; Tres West Engineers, electrical; Estimé Group, lab planner; Morrison Hershfield, building envelope; Dark Light, lighting design; Murase Associates, landscape; GeoEngineers, geotechnical engineering; O’Brien360, sustainability consultant; CN Consultants, cost estimating. The general contractor was Kassel Construction.