Health Sciences and Innovation Building Fact Sheet

Health Sciences and Innovation Building Fact Sheet


 A new center for medical and health sciences education, research, and health care innovation.


840 E. Spokane Falls Blvd., Spokane, Washington, corner of Hamilton & Spokane Falls Blvd., next to McKinstry’s Spokane Inland Empire Railroad (SIERR) historic building


 Four stories; 80,000 square feet

Home to

University of Washington. School of Medicine-Gonzaga University Regional Health Partnership

  • 120 first- and second-year UW Medical School Foundations Phase students
  • 30-35 MEDEX Northwest physician assistant students

Gonzaga University School of Nursing & Human Physiology

  • 210 Human Physiology program students 


  • Teaching classrooms 
  • Anatomy labs
  • Research labs
  • Administrative offices
  • Ample common/gathering areas
  • Fitness facilities
  • Café/retail space
  • On-site parking

Design & Construction Features  

  • Ultra-efficient energy systems
  • On-site solar and renewable energy generation
  • Back-up power
  • Ample common/gathering areas 
  • High-speed wireless and data networks 

Building Partners

 Gonzaga University – McKinstry – University of Washington


Collins Woerman, Seattle


Estimated $60 million. The public-private-private collaboration among building partners:  McKinstry will develop, design, build and manage the building for the use by the University of Washington and Gonzaga University. The universities have each made the commitment to enter into long-term lease agreements for use of space in the facility.


  • Sept. 2019 – Approval to proceed from UW Board of Regents, following Gonzaga Board of Trustees approval earlier in 2019
  • Aug. 2022 – Occupancy 

Innovation Features

McKinstry’s award-winning Spokane Inland Empire Railroad (SIERR) building will also be offered as part of the development. The historic 57,000 square-foot building delivers leased office space for use by private and public organizations within the health sciences and medical industries.