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The Center for Advanced Materials and Clean Energy Technologies

In January 2018, the Washington State Legislature allocated $20M to the University of Washington (UW) to establish a world-class center for advanced materials and clean energy technologies, or CAMCET. CAMCET will be housed in a new building, Site W27, located in the Portage Bay Crossing area on the west side of the Seattle campus. CAMCET will include the Washington Clean Energy Testbeds, founded and operated by the UW Clean Energy Institute (CEI).

Rendering of the W27 site, viewing from the Burke-Gilman Trail (Image: ZGF Architects)

Site W27

Tenants in Site W27 will focus on clean energy science and technologies and other innovations for a sustainable future. The building will include space for UW research and education, as well as market-rate leasable spaces for UW mission-aligned partners.

Wexford Science + Technology will develop and manage the 11-story building totaling about 340,000 rentable square feet.


Planning: February 2016-March 2022

Design: January 2022-December 2022

Construction: March 2023-March 2025

Completion: March 2025

Map of the University of Washington’s Portage Bay Crossing in Seattle, WA. Site W27 is located just south of NE 40th Street and bounded by University Way NE to the east, Brooklyn Avenue NE to the west, and the Burke-Gilman Trail and NE Pacific Street to the south.