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The Center for Advanced Materials and Clean Energy Testbeds

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 home to the UW Clean Energy Institute (CEI), its Washington Clean Energy Testbeds, and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)-UW Northwest Institute for Materials Physics, Chemistry, and Technology (NW IMPACT).

An artist's rendition of the exterior of a modern building, a small triangular park, and a city street.
Exterior rendering from the CAMCET Predesign Report. (CannonDesign)
An artist's rendition depicting the interior of a modern building with three overlapping triangular levels. Gathering space, open-use tables, and computer and scientific labs are visible through floor-to-ceiling glass windows.
Interior rendering from the CAMCET Predesign Report. (CannonDesign)

West Campus

As approved in the UW Campus Master Plan (CMP), UW’s 70-acre West Campus will bring together cutting-edge researchers with pioneering civic and nonprofit institutions and private companies.
The University’s vision for the West Campus is to create a place where UW experts across multiple fields can partner with business, government, nonprofit organizations and the Seattle community to solve critical challenges. The West Campus will be a place to discover answers to the big questions facing the people of Seattle, the state of Washington and the world. It will foster an inclusive community that leverages UW’s culture of entrepreneurism and innovation.
The 3 million square feet of new development in West Campus will enable state-of-the-art education and research, enhancing the University’s ability to attract and retain top-caliber students, faculty and staff.

Map of University of Washington's West Campus in Seattle, WA
Map of University of Washington’s West Campus in Seattle, WA.

CAMCET will be located in the first new building in West Campus, on Site W27. The building on Site W27 will focus on clean energy science and technologies and other innovations for a sustainable future. It will be approximately 340,000 square feet and will house UW faculty, students and public and private sector tenants with compatible research and technologies. The building will include space for UW: research, active learning, seminar and meeting rooms, collaboration, and venues for events, conferences, and public outreach as well as market-rate leasable spaces for our mission-aligned partners.


Planning: 2016-2021

Design & Bidding: 2021

Construction: 2022-2024

Completion & Closeout: 2024-2025


CAMCET Executive Director Kevin Klustner | (206) 669-2367