UW Receives $5 Million for Computer Science, Engineering Building

UW Receives $5 Million for Computer Science, Engineering Building

The University of Washington has announced a $5 million commitment from real estate firm Zillow Group toward construction of a new Computer Science & Engineering building on its Seattle campus.

Scheduled to be completed in 2019, the 130,000-square-foot facility will enable the university to double the number of CSE degrees it awards each year and will provide much-needed classroom, laboratory, and collaborative spaces, including  "Zillow Commons," a 3,000-square-foot event and multiuse space. Last October, UW received a $10 million pledge from Amazon toward construction of the new building.

"The University of Washington's CSE program plays a vital role in our region's technology ecosystem and is a recognized leader in education, as well as diversity, in tech," said Zillow Group COO Amy Bohutinsky. "Having founded our company in Seattle, we have long benefited from this wealth of talent and are proud to be able to support the expansion of such an extraordinary program. As Zillow Group's first corporate donation, our hope is that this gift will help expand the education opportunities in our state and ensure more young people have access to high quality STEM education."

"Zillow Group Pledges $5 Million for New UW Computer Science & Engineering Building." University of Washington Press Release 01/10/2017.