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BNBuilders Denny Hall Renovation



Higher Ed

Denny Hall Renovation

Old on the outside (1895), shiny new on the inside!

BNBuilders performed renovation of historic Denny Hall on the University of Washington's Seattle campus. This 90,000sf structure was built in 1895 and is listed in the Washington State Heritage Register. The comprehensive historical renovation included upgrades to major building systems and a complete interior renovation. The project consisted of extensive seismic upgrades to the unreinforced masonry exterior and internal structural systems. New interior features included innovative new educational spaces, support offices and admin areas, and communal space. Additionally, the entryway atrium was re-built to mimic the original 1895 construction that had been modified in previous renovations. Denny Hall was the first building on the University of Washington’s Seattle campus.


University of Washington




Thomas Hacker Architects

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Higher Ed

Case Study

Using Modern Tools in Historic Renovation

Denny Hall was originally constructed in 1895 and had undergone several renovations through the years. No current as-built drawings were available, but having accurate information was critical to support the design of the renovation.

Using our in-house laser scanning services, BNBuilders scanned the entire facility and generated accurate existing conditions data. This data was provided to the architect and incorporated into the project's 3D coordination model. The project was fully coordinated virtually ahead of construction, resulting in highly efficient execution and delivery of the completed facility six months ahead of schedule.