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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 include the Washington Clean Energy Testbeds, founded and operated by CEI. CAMCET will be one of three UW anchor tenants in a new building known as Brightwork, the inaugural building in the UW’s burgeoning Portage Bay Crossing district on the west side of the Seattle campus.


Brightwork will bring UW researchers and students together with nonprofit and private enterprises to accelerate solutions for a sustainable future.

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

Brightwork will include space for UW research and education, as well as market-rate leasable spaces for mission-aligned partners working in the fields of clean energy, biotech, health care, advanced materials, and environmental sciences.

Map of the University of Washington’s Portage Bay Crossing in Seattle, WA. Brightwork will be built on Site W27 as designated in the Campus Master Plan.
An artist's rendition of Brightwork, the inaugural building within the UW's new Portage Bay Crossing district.