PW698 Multicultural Center

This project will create a new home for the Ethnic Student Center and three centers under AS Resource and Outreach Programs (Womxn’s Identity Resource Center, Queer Resource Center, and Disability Outreach Center.

It will also be an administrative hub for multicultural education and services.

The expansion will combine the Multicultural Center, Viking Union, Bookstore, Multipurpose Room and KUGS within one building and will become a beacon that celebrates diversity and inclusivity on campus.

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Project RenderingsReturn to Top

The drawings below (provided by Opsis Architects) were completed at the end of the “Design Development” phase in early September. During “design development”, design details from the initial schematic design phase are refined and cost estimates are updated. The creation of construction drawings follow this phase; they are scheduled to be complete in late January.

Actual construction is scheduled to begin in mid-February, however, office and venue relocations will begin in December. Project completion is June 2019.

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Level 7 InteriorReturn to Project Renderings

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Level 7 Key Map
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View from the top of the stairs facing towards the multicultural center
1 Top of StairReturn to Level 7 Key Map

1a Welcome DeskReturn to Level 7 Key Map

1b Resource LibraryReturn to Level 7 Key Map

1c Looking North at New Stair SkylightReturn to Level 7 Key Map

Intereior view facing kitchen and social space
2 Kitchen and Social SpaceReturn to Level 7 Key Map

3 Social Space Looking Towards Multipurpose RoomReturn to Level 7 Key Map

Level 6 InteriorReturn to Project Renderings

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Level 6 Interior

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2 Lobby Looking EastReturn to Level 6 Interior Key Map

3 Lobby Looking Towards BookstoreReturn to Level 6 Interior Key Map

Viking Union Level 6 Exterior (off High Street)Return to Project Renderings

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Viking Union Level 6

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2 Northeast ViewReturn to Level 6 Exterior Key Map

Construction Time Lapse from Viking UnionReturn to Top

Time Lapse video compiled by WWU Associated Students.



Construction Time Lapse from Wilson LibraryReturn to Top

Time Lapse video compiled by WWU Associated Students.

Virtual TourReturn to Top

To navigate the virtual tour, click and drag on the image to “look” around. When viewed on a phone, the image moves as the phone tilts. In the center of the image is a small black circle which acts as the cursor. The black circle remains in the center of the image at all times. Within the virtual tour are images that show renderings of how the building will look after construction. When you position the black circle over an image the black circle will turn green and the image becomes more pronounced.

The blue circles are portals to other images of locations on the site. If you position the black circle into a blue circle, the circle turns green. On a computer, to engage the blue portal, hover the cursor over the now green circle. In a moment, the next image that corresponds with the other side of the portal will load. On phones, when the black circle turns green, tap the screen to interact with the blue image portal.

Open the tour in a new tab and enter full screen viewing with the direct link to full screen tour.

Note: Interacting with the embedded tour below with Google Chrome may put your browser into full screen mode. Press the "Esc" key to exit full screen viewing.

360 Images Courtesy of WWU Associated Students

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Page Updated 06.19.2019
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