Rick Benner

WWU University Architect and  Director of Facilities Development and Capital Budget Rick Benner has been chosen to be on the jury of the AIA Washington Council Civic Design Awards.

Benner has served on a multitude of State of Washington committees…

Western Washington University's commitment to building welcoming and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, faculty, staff and visitors includes a commitment to supporting members of our community who are transgender or gender non-conforming.  In our society,…

Rick Benner, director of Facilities Development and Capital Budget at Western Washington University, is among 147 American Institute of Architects members elevated to the AIA College of Fellows.

The program was developed to elevate those architects who have made a significant…

The budget offices at Western Washington University provided on Friday their analyses of Governor Inslee’s Dec. 18 recommendations for the 2015-17 operating and capital budgets. Linda Teater, Budget Director, and Rick Benner, Director of Facilities Development and Capital Budget sent the…

Welcome back to all! Over the past several months I have visited most of the colleges and have had the opportunity to meet department chairs and staff to hear their concerns and suggestions. Some suggestions have been catalysts for quick changes while others will take longer to implement. Our…

Famed Northwest architect Fred Bassetti, whose architectural style played a massive hand in shaping the Western Washington University campus throughout the 1960s, has passed away. He was 96.

Bassetti was architect for a number of buildings on campus, including the Viking Union in 1959. In…

Minor capital requests, for projects within a total request cost of $25,000 or more but less than $2 million, are due Nov. 15 for the 2015-17 biennium.

Forms are available on the Facilities Development & Capital Budget website.

Requestors will have the opportunity to explain…

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The morning begins with a complimentary breakfast from 8 to 9 a.m. in the Viking Union, and is followed by convocation and the presentation of faculty and staff awards from 9:10 to 10:15 a.m. on the PAC Mainstage.

The 2013 opening convocation and breakfast for Western Washington University faculty and staff is set for Wednesday, Sept. 18.

Breafast is complimentary, and reservations are requested by Sept. 16. Register online.

Breakfast is served from 8 to 9 a.m. in the Viking Commons,…

As spring quarter ends and much of campus starts thinking about their own summer plans, it’s a good time to let everyone know about what repair and construction work is planned for the summer. If you leave campus right after graduation and don’t return until fall, you might never…

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