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Sinegal Center for Science and Innovation Earns Design Award

November 8, 2022

Seattle University's Sinegal Center for Science and Innovation wins a design award

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The Sinegal Center for Science and Innovation (Architects: EYP/Mithun)

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The Northern Pacific Chapter of the International Interior Design Association lauded SU’s building as a welcoming and connected space for exploration and discovery. 

The Jim and Janet Sinegal Center for Science and Innovation has won an award from the Northern Pacific Chapter of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA). Seattle University’s award, which was presented at the association’s 2022 INawards event in Seattle on Nov. 3, is in the Life Sciences category.

INawards recognize interior design and interior architecture projects that represent achievement in creativity and innovation across the Northern Pacific Chapter. The chapter claims more than 400 members from Alaska, Idaho, Washington, Alberta and British Columbia.

Among other accolades, jurors for the 2022 INawards praised the Sinegal Center as a welcoming and inviting place of exploration and discovery that fosters a sense of connection among the academic disciplines housed in the building and those using its many and varied spaces. Its tactile interiors, light-filled spaces and beautiful break-out spaces were also highlighted by the jurors.

Dedicated in fall 2021, the Sinegal Center is home to Biology, Chemistry and Computer Science. In addition to lab spaces, the Sinegal Center offers the Billodue Makerspace, the Convergence Zone café by Microsoft, Oberto Commons and the Amazon Computer Science Project Center, which includes conference rooms for the students to meet their industry liaison in a proper professional setting. The building is also the home to student-run radio station KXSU 102.1 FM and the Fr. Stephen Sundborg, S.J. Center for Community Engagement.

LEED Gold-certified, the Sinegal Center earlier this year earned an award for its landscape architecture from the Washington Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (WASLA).

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