Lake Washington Institute of Technology / Allied Health

Creating Spaces Conducive to Learning and Practice

A three story, 69,000 square foot addition to the Allied Health Lake Washington Institute of Technology was completed in the fall of 2011.  The $29,000,000 LEED Silver expansion utilizes recycled, locally manufactured and low toxicity materials and is used for nursing, medical assistant, medical transcription, physical therapy assistant and massage therapy instruction.  The first floor features a lecture hall, physical therapy simulation rooms and classrooms.  The second and third floors have nursing simulation rooms and classrooms.


Unique instructional facilities and simulation labs were designed for each training program (nursing, medical assistance, massage therapy, etc).  Each facility and lab required remote observation, two-way communication and recording capabilities.  The lecture hall, classrooms and debriefing rooms needed to be able to retrieve and broadcast content to students in the classroom and remote distance learners.  All of the sophisticated audio-visual equipment required needed to be easy to use.


SSA provided architectural acoustical, mechanical acoustical and audio-visual design services for the addition.  Unique configurations of cameras, speakers and microphones were incorporated into the instructional facilities, simulation labs, classrooms and lecture hall.  ITV and videoconferencing were added to classrooms.  The MediaCAST system provided the infrastructure for capture, retrieval and delivery of media content.

Client History:

For over 25 years, Schreiber, Starling & Lane Architects has produced socially responsible and human focused public architecture.  They pride themselves on their commitment to responsive and quality service, delivered on time and within budget.  In our years of business, we have provided acoustical design recommendations for dozens of Schreiber, Starling & Lane projects including fire stations, universities, and city buildings.