Signe Skott Cooper Hall

LEED Silver Certified 

Signe Skott Cooper Hall

Project Information

Total Cost: $52,862,000

Area: 166,348 GSF

Project Summary: This $52,862,000 project constructed a 166,348 GSF building to house instructional, research and support services for the UW School of Nursing. The building replaced 54,100 ASF currently occupied by the School of Nursing within the Clinical Science Center (CSC). Space in the CSC vacated by Nursing, will be backfilled by UW Hospital and Clinics (UWHC). The facility includes classrooms, clinical simulation laboratories, research space, and office space for the school’s students, faculty and staff is located south of the UW School of Pharmacy.


The project is currently tracking LEED Gold Certification. Details about this are given below. 

 School of Nursing Bike Racks

A total of 13 bus stops are located within a quarter mile of the building sight of Signe Skott Cooper Hall which promotes the use of public transportation. The sight also includes multiple bike racks that will accommodate up to 210 bikes.






This project improves water efficiency over a comparable baseline building by 37%.


 This project currently expects to improve water efficiency over a comparable baseline building by 30%.
 School of Nursing





To avoid negative impacts on the atmosphere and conserve energy, ozone-depleting CFC-based refrigerants will not be used within the building and at least 35% of the building's energy supply is renewable from sources such as wind, solar, and landfill gas energy.


Indoor environmental quality were supplemented by the use of low-emitting paints, sealants, adhesives, carpets, and furnishings. Additionally, smoking is prohibited outside the building entrances.

School of Nursing Atrium
 School of Nursing


 A vegetative green roof aids in absorbing rainwater and reducing the heat island effect. Special methods and practices were implemented in construction to minimize noise and vibration which could negatively impact research and hospital patients located near the construction site.