Campus UWROV

Our Campus

Here is a display of photos our team members took of the University of Washington campus in Seattle.

[Top Left] The university provides a nice view of Mount Rainier during clear days.

[Top Right] The UW Tower, located near campus in the U-District, overlooks downtown Seattle over Lake Union. The space needle is to the right.

[Left] The campus is situated between Union Bay in the 34–square mile Lake Washington (shown), and Portage Bay, which connects to Puget Sound by means of Lake Union, the Fremont Cut, Salmon Bay and finally the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. This image shows sailboats that are available to rent through the university’s sailing club.

[Top Left] These columns are all that remain of the 1861 University of Washington Building in what is today downtown Seattle. They are represented on the UW seal.

[Top Right] Denny Hall, the oldest building still standing on campus, is also unique in being designed in the style of French Renaissance Revival.

[Left] Architecture Hall was built as part of the 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific expedition, by architect John Galen Howard. Howard designed the expedition’s buildings in the neoclassical style, anticipating that that would be the dominate architectural style of the university; he later designed buildings for the University of California, Berkeley in that same neoclassical style.

[Top Left] The 1926 Suzzallo Library (right) demonstrates the colligate gothic architecture that is the defining trait of the UW campus, marking a departure from the neoclassical architecture promoted by the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific expedition. Kane Hall (left), built in 1971, is a brutalist interpretation of the Suzzallo architecture that retains Gothic support structures and features a carillon on its roof.

[Top Right] The Suzzallo Library reading room is famed for its beauty.

[Left] Odegaard Library, world-famous as the place of heroic actions by a lone student.

[Top Left] Yoshino cherry trees, planted during the 1930s, were brought to the UW campus during the 1960s where they remain a popular attraction. (11) Here is a view during a day during late spring.

[Top Right] Here is a view during a day during late spring.

[Left] Like Suzzallo Library, the Quad is designed in the colligate gothic architecture, and features many unusual and unique grotesques that reflect local culture and history. The four grotesques, from left to right, show (1) a representation of Asia, (2) a studious student, (3) a commemoration of World War I, and (4) a representation of Africa.

[Top Left] The UW campus as seen from the east end of the SR 520 bridge, the longest floating bridge in the world.

[Top Right] As seen from campus, the Ship Canal Bridge carries the I-5 while the Eastlake Avenue Bridge carries local traffic.

[Left] The 1925 Montlake Bridge spans the Montlake Cut, which was completed in 1916 to connect Lake Washington to Lake Union and is the finish line of the Windermere Cup rowing race. This side of the bridge is on campus. Notice the overhead wires that make up part of Seattle’s trolleybus system, the second largest in the nation after San Francisco.

[Top Left] The glass south wall of the Ocean Science Building has the form of an undulating ocean wave.

[Top Right] The UW Oceanography Building, the first university oceanography building on the west coast, is the home to the UWROV team.

[Left] The UW Medical Center is the world’s largest university building and is featured favorably in books such as Dreamland by Sam Quinones (2015) and The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande (2009), as well as the film 21 & Over (2013). The tower in the background of this photo is but a small section of the building. The salmon ladder in the foreground is used by fisheries researchers.