What was once a decrepit rail yard is now a beautiful, 48-acre health sciences campus on the east edge of downtown Spokane. Sitting along the Spokane River, the WSU Health Sciences Spokane campus is a growing and important piece of Spokane’s identity.
In May of 1989, Washington Governor Booth Gardner signed legislation that established WSU Spokane and other branch campuses across the state (pictured at top). Since then, the campus has grown and in 2010, the WSU Board of Regents officially designated WSU Spokane as the university’s health sciences campus. It continues to grow, and a full, four-year medical school is on the horizon.
Read a detailed account of WSU Spokane’s history.
WSU Spokane capital projects
State Appropriations to WSU for Spokane campus
|Acquisition of property||1990||$2,871,000|
|SIRTI building construction||1993||$11,114,000|
|Acquisition of more property||1994||$5,7000,000|
|Phase One building construction||1997||$17,000,000|
|South Campus buildings demolition||2000||$500,000|
|Health Sciences building constructed||2001||$39,061,000|
|F.O.Berg building remodel to South Campus Facility||2006||$4,700,000 (approx)|
|Academic Center constructed||2007||$33,875,000|
|Nursing Building constructed||2009||$34,6000,000|
|Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences constructed||2013||$79,915,000|
|SUBTOTAL (see table below for total)||$237.972,000|
|Source: WSU capital budget office October 2016|
WSU investments in addition to state appropriations
|Acquisition F.O. Berg building (now CCRS)||Included in 38 acres acquired by state in 1990-91.||Likely included in property acquisition figure above in 1990-91.|
|Acquisition Jensen-Byrd building.||2001 acquired by WSU Foundation. 2004 transferred to WSU.||Not found|
|Veterinary Special Teaching Clinic, remodel of existing building||2010||$3,500,000|
|Spokane Teaching Health Clinic||2016||$16,200,000|
|TOTAL of both tables||$257,672,000|