Facilities Development and Capital Budget

In the last few decades, there has been a continual shift in building design towards greener materials and methods. Whether buildings be LEED, Living Building Challenge, Salmon-Safe, Energy Star, or WELL certified, each has a positive impact. Design also has the power to inspire joy, uplift…

In order to better suit the strategic needs of the institution, streamline operations, and clarify roles in facilities, I am pleased to announce the following revisions to FDCB.

First, we are changing from Facilities Development & Capital Budget (FDCB) to Capital Planning and…

In order to better suit the strategic needs of the institution, streamline operations, and clarify roles in facilities, I am pleased to announce the following revisions to FDCB.

First, we are changing from Facilities Development & Capital Budget (FDCB) to Capital Planning and…

As summer weather continues, crews have remained hard at work constructing the new residence hall on Western Washington University’s campus. Dubbed “PW746” until administration finalizes a name, this living community will offer increased accessibility and modern amenities upon its…

Facilities Development and Capital Budget (FDCB) Director Rick Benner has announced that the department’s search for a new Assistant Director for Facilities Development (FD) has resulted in the appointment of FD’s own Alexis Blue, currently serving as Project Manager-Civil Engineer. Alexis…

Here are the construction activities scheduled at the Multicultural Center for the next several weeks:

Exterior

During spring break, the metal canopy and concrete columns in the former Vendor’s Row walkway demolished. Demolition at the old AS Bookstore continues; demolition…

It is time for the university to start developing minor capital requests for the 2019-2021 biennium. Minor capital requests are for projects that fall within a total request cost range of $25,000 to $1,999,999. Since the proposed 2017-19 conference budget doesn’t include funding for…

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…

Spring has finally arrived, but the Facilities Development & Capital Budget Office (FDCB) has already spent months gearing up for the usual summer construction season which starts in mid-June. Most projects are complete prior to fall quarter.

Project managers will present project…

A major renovation is underway at the Carver Academic Complex in the center of campus. Pedestrian access will be constricted through that area, and other construction impacts will come and go throughout the next two years.

The Carver Academic Complex was built in 1936 with the…

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