Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (the brick buildings just left of center in this picture) occupies a 14-acre campus on the shores of South Lake Union, the regional hub for life sciences. The campus – a 5-minute trolley-ride from the center of downtown – is easily accessible by car, bus, and bike, and is centered between a number of neighborhoods offering apartment, condominium, and single-family housing choices.
The Fred Hutch campus offers over half a million square feet of research space with state-of-the-art laboratory and clinical facilities. In addition its research and office space, the Center also operates a large number of shared resources that provide a variety of support services for research work such as imaging, laboratory, and computing services.
The Center also operates patient care facilities and works closely with the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, whose building is also located on the Fred Hutch campus.
Seattle Children’s consists of three entities: Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle Children’s Research Institute, and Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation. The Seattle Children’s Hospital main campus is a 24-acre site in Seattle’s Laurelhurst neighborhood. It is equipped with the most advanced diagnostic and therapeutic equipment and provides a fertile environment for clinical and health services research. The Pediatric Clinical Research Center is located on the seventh floor of the main campus.
The physicians and scientists that staff Seattle Children’s Research Institute (pictured to the right) have offices both at the University of Washington and in downtown Seattle. Our 1900 9th Avenue building encompasses 216,088 square feet on 11 floors, four of which are outfitted for bench laboratory research. The 1915 Terry Avenue building provides 251,095 square feet on seven floors. Over the course of the next several years, the research institute will create nine research centers in these buildings. The facilities will have an initial staff of approximately 250, and ultimately, interdisciplinary teams totaling approximately 500 researchers will collaborate here, conducting bench research and clinical trials. The 1900 9th Avenue facility includes a state-of-the-art barrier vivarium as well as core laboratories for flow cytometry.
Children’s Research Institute at Metropolitan Park West (MPW) provides an additional 40,000 square feet of space to support Children’s Research Institute clinical and health-services research programs. More than 200 research faculty and staff are located at MPW. In addition, pediatric investigators supported by Children’s Research Institute are located at the University of Washington and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
University of Washington
The UW (pictured to the right) is one of the country’s largest universities with over 42,000 students, 16,000 staff and 5,800 faculty. The university maintains three main campuses in the greater Seattle area, with the largest campus containing over 500 buildings (20 million square feet of space) on 600 acres of beautifully-maintained grounds.
UW Medical Center is located along the Montlake Cut on the south end of the main University of Washington campus and is easily accessible by car and public transit from Interstate 5 and State Road 520. UW Medical Center includes the main medical center and outpatient primary and specialty care centers including UW Medical Center at Roosevelt, located just west of the main campus and houses several outpatient clinics; a Sports Medicine Clinic, located on the main campus near Husky Stadium; and the Eastside Specialty Center in Bellevue. In addition to UW Medicine Regional Heart Center located at UW Medical Center, specialized heart care is provided at UW Medicine Regional Heart Center – Alderwood, located north of Seattle.