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.
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.
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.
A physics laboratory
Two biology laboratories
A chemistry laboratory
An Anatomy/physiology laboratory
A geology laboratory
A multidisciplinary laboratory
An engineering classroom
An active learning room
A team-based classroom
Three small-sized solution rooms
Two medium-sized solution rooms
Opened: August 2021
Area: 40,000 sq. ft.
Funding: Washington State Legislature The 40,000-square-foot Collaboration Hall houses a suite of teaching laboratories, classrooms, collaborative meeting spaces for students and faculty, study spaces, as well as a grand staircase that features open seating for lectures and presentations.The building design is the result of feedback received as part of a variety of open forum sessions with students, faculty and staff about what they wanted to see in the space, as well as how the facilities could best be utilized for learning.
Biorefinery and the Combinatorial Catalysis Research Lab
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)
Science labs and classrooms
GEAR UP/Early Outreach offices
Dr. Cooper’ fish research lab
Owned by the Tri-Cities Research District
How To Get There
2892 Pauling Avenue
Richland, WA 99352
Simulation labs and control rooms
10,000 square feet
Leased through partnership with Kadlec Regional Medical Center
Located off-campus near downtown Richland
How To Get There
1266 Lee Blvd
Richland, WA 99352
Ste Michelle Wine Estates WSU Wine Science Center
Research work area
Faculty offices and meeting space
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.