WSU Health Sciences Spokane Renovating Building on Campus

Monday, February 7, 2022

By Amy Edelen 459-5581

Washington State University is embarking on the first phase of renovations to a building in the University District to expand academic programs and research.

WSU filed a pre-development application with the city to remodel an existing three-story, 113,770-square-foot building on its health sciences campus at 668 N. Riverpoint Blvd.

The renovated space will primarily support the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine and will include classrooms, study rooms and academic offices. WSU campus security will also be relocated to the building, according to the application.

Existing classrooms on the building’s first floor and offices on the third level will undergo upgrades. An 2,200-square-foot existing lecture hall will be demolished as part of the project.

WSU was awarded $15 million via a state capital budget request for the project, according to the university’s website.

Renovation of the building will “relieve building pressure amassing on campus as academic programs and research activity swells and will support additional academic programming in the health sciences,” WSU said in capital budget request documents.

The building previously housed Eastern Washington University’s arts, culture, business and administration 


Portland, Oregon-based Hennebery Eddy Architects Inc. is designing the remodel, according to the application. A project contractor was not specified in the application.


Pictured at left: Current structure that will be renovated.