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May 15, 2019

UW Campus Survey Project

Completed in 2017.

The work for the project consists of an initial surveying of the current conditions of these pre-1975 buildings, landscapes, and artworks, as well as going through historic archives and records to compile an accurate and relevant history for each. This includes the designer, significant dates, and how they have changed over time. Once this information is gathered, it will be put into a database that will be available as a reference for the University and City. There will also be a cultural resources report created from the survey that will show how the University as a whole has evolved. As Connie Gray put it, “It will be nice to have documentation really geared towards the built environment to show how all of these trends of external happenings such as in the city or world affect the University’s built environment.”

This information will serve as a significant database both for research and future development projects. As the University’s campus fabric continues to change, it will allow for proactive consideration of their existing historic resources.