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Campus Maps at WSU Tri-Cities

Directions from Interstate 182

Take Exit 5-B onto George Washington Way in Richland. Travel north about 5 miles. Turn right on Sprout Road, just past Hanford High School. Turn left on Crimson Way (formerly University Drive) to enter the campus.

Public Transportation

Ben Franklin Transit — Route 126: https://www.bft.org/services/route-126/

Campus overview map

WSU Tri-Cities campus map

East Building

What's In Here?
Facts
  • Opened: 1968
  • The East building is the first and oldest building on the WSU Tri-Cities campus. The Tri-Cities campus began as the Joint Center for Graduate Study in July 1958 as a collaborative effort among WSU, the University of Washington and Oregon State University. In 1967, the Richland School District donated 84 acres to provide a permanent home for the facility. Construction began on the East Building in July 1967. The building was finished in one year, and in the fall of 1968, the first classes were taught by 79 adjunct faculty members to 380 students.
Picture of Floyd Building

Floyd Building (formerly “West”)

What's in here
Facts
  • Opened: 1991
  • Cost: $12.7 million
  • The West building is connected to the East building by two corridors, one each on the first and second floors. It houses many of the student service facilities. Its architectural highlight is the atrium, a large windowed room overlooked by the second-floor balcony that faces the east lawn and Columbia River. In the atrium are flags that represent the nationalities of our international students and strings of 1,000 cranes, called senbadzuru, folded by students on our campus. Press meetings, academic symposiums, art receptions and performances often are hosted in this location.

Consolidated Information Center (CIC)

What's in here
Facts
  • Opened: June 1997
  • Area: 70,000 sq. ft.
  • Funding: State of Washington and the U.S. Department of Energy

Bioproducts, Sciences & Engineering Laboratory (BSEL)

What’s in here
  • Biorefinery and the Combinatorial Catalysis Research Lab
  • PNNL offices
  • Science labs
  • Classrooms
Facts
  • Opened: May 2008
  • 57,000 square feet
  • $24 million research and teaching laboratory features a number of construction features which contribute to making the building more energy efficient, including improved wall construction, roofing, high efficiency boilers, day lighting, and window shading on the west- and south-facing walls.

Innovation Center (ICB)

2892 Pauling Avenue

What’s in here
  • Science labs and classrooms
  • GEAR UP/Early Outreach offices
  • Dr. Cooper’ fish research lab
Facts
  • Opened: 2012
  • LEED certified
  • Owned by the Tri-Cities Research District

Nursing Building

1266 Lee Blvd, Richland, WA 99352

What’s in here
  • Nursing labs
  • Simulation labs and control rooms
  • Nursing offices
  • Nursing classrooms
Facts
  • Opened: 2014
  • 10,000 square feet
  • Leased through partnership with Kadlec Regional Medical Center
  • Located off-campus near downtown Richland

Ste Michelle Wine Estates WSU Wine Science Center

359 University Drive
Richland, WA 99354-1671

What's in here
  • Classrooms
  • Wine library
  • Laboratory
  • Research work area
  • Faculty offices and meeting space
Facts

Built in a sagebrush landscape along the mighty Columbia River in the heart of Washington wine country, the Ste. Michelle Wine Estates WSU Wine Science Center is a hub for innovation, education, and collaboration.

The state-of-the-art Wine Science Center was developed in close partnership with the wine industry. This teaching, research, and extension facility is among the most technologically advanced wine research and education facilities of its kind in the world, transforming the Washington wine industry with cutting-edge science in the tradition of its forefathers, Dr. Walter Clore and Dr. Chas Nagel.

This 40,000-square-foot facility includes an open atrium with a wine library, research and teaching laboratories and winery, and classrooms and meeting spaces. The $23 million building now features high-tech equipment and is home to faculty and researchers who are educating future wine industry leaders and rolling out research that improves the grape-growing and winemaking process.