wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ (Intellectual House)
The project will construct an “Intellectual House” -- wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ ( hear it)-- and associated site improvements springing from the longhouse style traditions of the indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest. Its purpose is to provide a multi-service learning and gathering space for students and the greater community to come together in a supportive and educational environment.
Native Life & Tribal Relations page: http://www.washington.edu/diversity/tribal-relations/intellectual-house/construction-photo-galleries/
Construction Highlights and Update
Grand Opening, March 12, 2015. Welcome Gathering Hall
Construction began the first week of March 2014 and concluded as planned in February 2015. The Grand Opening occured on March 12, 2015.
“To provide a multi-service learning and gathering space for Native American students, faculty and staff, and others of various cultures and communities to come together in a supporting and welcoming educational environment to share their knowledge and their cultures with one another.”
The building will be designed and constructed in a manner consistent with the environmental awareness and sensitivity of the indigenous peoples of the Northwest. The project will serve programs and provide an environment that promotse and supports the success of Native American students, faculty and staff. In addition, the project will provide a place that fosters the connections between the University of Washington community and the Native American community.
Additional information on this project is provided at http://www.washington.edu/diversity/hok/index.html.
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Troy Stahlecker, Project Manager, Capital Projects Office – 206 616-5609, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jon Lebo, Director, Capital Projects Office – 206 221-4221, email@example.com
Steve Folk, Senior Construction Manager, Capital Projects Office – 206 685-5726, firstname.lastname@example.org