SEATTLE-The University of Washington Foster School of Businesshas completed Paccar Hall here, a 132,000-sqaure-foot, $95 millionexpansion. It is the first of two new state-of-the-artbuildings that comprise an expanded campus here. Hundreds ofalumni, faculty, staff, and students joined with Seattle areabusiness leaders to celebrate the occasion.

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The privately funded building is expected to receive LEED Goldcertification. LMN Architects of Seattle designed Paccar Hall toembody the Foster School’s educational focus on leadershipdevelopment, strategic thinking and collaboration.

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The new building features variable classroom sizes and designs,including 14 U-shaped tiered classrooms, a 250-seat auditorium, and28 student breakout rooms. It also includes two floors of facultyoffices as well as a soaring atrium with a cafe, and a fireplacewith surrounding seating.

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Paccar Hall was named in recognition of a major gift from PaccarInc, a global technology company based in Bellevue, WA. Paccar isamong the top five corporate donors to the University.

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The building is equipped with a wide range of technologyenhancements including an 802.11n-based wireless network anddistance conferencing capabilities. Additionally, each classroom isequipped with Web-linked digital monitors, recording both audio andvideo of the professor, and automatically synching that stream withvideo of the professor’s slides. Students can access content onlineat any time, and the faculty receives metrics about students’ useof the material—insights faculty can use to tailor the curriculumand teaching style, according to a prepared statement.

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According to Jim Jiambalvo, dean of the Foster School, “PaccarHall is a testament to the on-going growth underway at the FosterSchool. We designed a building that was focused on collaborationand the architects did a great job delivering on thatexpectation.”

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He adds that “The common spaces allow faculty, students, andbusiness executives to interact with each other on a regularbasis.”

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Paccar Hall, opened for classes on September 29. “Thepartnership between education and business is vitally important toour region,” says Mark Pigott, Paccar chairman and chief executiveofficer. “Paccar has a 105-year tradition of supportingeducation.”

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Pigott adds that the opening of Paccar Hall at the Foster Schoolof Business “is a major step in the University of Washington’s goalof being the leading public business school in the nation. The school attracts world class faculty and outstanding studentsand with Paccar Hall, they have the facility that will developleaders who will contribute in many fields internationally.”

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