College of Built Environments at the University of Washington.
Integrated Design Laboratory
The Integrated Design Lab, located just off campus in downtown Seattle, is a 10,000-square-foot, million-dollar facility that includes a state-of-the-art daylight lab that was developed to provide sustainable design technical assistance to regional architectural design teams in the areas of energy efficiency, daylighting, and electric lighting. The lab is funded externally through relationships with local and regional utilities, and via national and international project research and consulting. Projects on which the Lab has consulted have won five national AIA Committee on the Environment awards in the last four years. The Lab is operated by a permanent staff of three architecture faculty and 6-10 research assistants. The Lab is used as a traditional teaching and design demonstration facility for the Department of Architecture Certificate in Architectural Lighting, as well as a wide variety of extension class offerings related to the sustainable design of buildings.