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100: CLASSROOM FACILITIES

  • 110 - Classroom: A room used by regularly scheduled classes that does not require special-purpose equipment and which commonly is used by more than one discipline. These classrooms are centrally scheduled.
  • 111 - Assigned Classroom: A room with standard classroom furniture and equipment that is scheduled by a department or other academic unit.
  • 112 - Computer Classroom: A classroom with a computer at every student station as well as the instructor station configured so that each station can see the instructional display screen simultaneously with their own desktop screen. Computer classrooms are locked for security when not in use for scheduled courses.
  • 115 - Classroom Service: See footnote 1
  • 116 - Breakout Room: A room used by regularly scheduled classes as an adjunct to the primary classroom for small group discussion/active learning activities occurring during the regularly scheduled meeting for the course.
  • 140 - Remote Classroom: A room with standard classroom furniture and equipment that is typically scheduled by a department or other academic unit due to its location off the main Seattle, Bothell or Tacoma campuses which restricts its use in general scheduling.

200: LABORATORY FACILITIES

  • 210 - Class Laboratory: A specially designed or equipped room used primarily for group instruction in regularly scheduled classes that requires special-purpose equipment for student participation, experimentation, observation, or practice in a particular field of study. These rooms are scheduled by a department or other academic unit.
  • 211 - General Class Lab: A specially designed or equipped room used primarily for group instruction in regularly scheduled classes that requires special-purpose equipment for student participation, experimentation, observation, or practice in several related fields of study. These rooms are centrally scheduled.
  • 212 - Restricted Class Lab: A specially designed or equipped room used for group instruction but restricted to a small number of courses by project work in progress, by the nature of equipment and materials, or by location.
  • 215 - Class Lab Service: See footnote 1
  • 220 - Open Lab: A space intended to provide students access to specialized equipment (excluding computers) for individual or group work on a non-scheduled (drop-in) or event-scheduled basis. While open labs may be used for some scheduled course instruction, the room and its resources must be accessible for other individual or instructional use at non-class times.
  • 225 - Open Lab Service: See footnote 1
  • 230 - Computer Lab: A space intended to provide students access to computers for individual or group work on a non-scheduled (drop-in) or event-scheduled basis. While computer labs may be used for some scheduled course instruction, the room and its resources must be accessible for other individual or instructional use at non-class times.
  • 235 - Computer Lab Service: See footnote 1
  • 250 - Research Laboratory: A room used for laboratory applications, research, and/or training in a research methodology that requires special-purpose equipment for faculty and/or student experimentation or observation, usually housing activities contributing to research and research training.
  • 255 - Research Laboratory Service: See footnote 1. Includes chemical storage, cold room, server room, darkroom, DI/RO water, gas storage, glasswash/autoclave, lab equipment, and power rooms that serve a research laboratory.
  • 260 - BL3 Lab: Biosafety containment at an elevated level. Training required for working in this type of lab.
  • 261 - Computation Dry Lab: Generally an office used specifically for research. No biosafety containment.
  • 262 - BL2 Wet Lab: Biosafety containment. Entire lab space must be safety approved.
  • 264 - Specialized Wet Lab: A research laboratory with no biosafety containment or just specific pieces of equipment are approved for biosafety containment in the room.

300: OFFICE FACILITIES

  • 311 - Faculty Office: A room used by instructional and research faculty in an office (i.e., working at a desk or table).
  • 312 - Dean/Chair/Director Office: A room used by personnel engaged in the planning, management and operation of the academic and/or business affairs of the institution, college or department, including offices of the dean, chairpersons, central administration and directors.
  • 313 - Student Office: A room used by students (working at a desk or table), Including teaching and research assistants, trainees, student activity assistants, counseling assistants, curator assistant, non-medical intern, etc.
  • 314 - Clerical Office: A room used primarily by secretarial and clerical staff (working at a desk or table), as well as general office space where files, office machines, or reception space is in the same room with clerical personnel.
  • 315 - Office Service: See footnote 1
  • 316 - Prostaff Office: A room used by academic or administrative staff, other than directors of units, including offices of accountants, architects, assistants to directors, coordinators, graphic artists, advisors, managers, etc.
  • 317 - Other Office: A room used by non-university paid staff, housed in University owned facilities, e.g., federal auditors.
  • 350 - Conference Room: A room serving an office complex and used primarily for staff meetings and departmental activities other than instructional activities.
  • 355 - Conference Room Service: See footnote 1

400: STUDY FACILITIES

  • 410 - Study Room: A room located in a campus library used by individuals to study books or audio-visual materials, including reading rooms, carrels, study booths, etc., intended for general study purposes.
  • 412 - Non-Library Study Room: A room located in areas, not assigned to libraries, that individuals use to study at their convenience.
  • 420 - Collections: A room or portion of a room in a campus library used to provide shelving for library or audio-visual materials.
  • 430 - Open-Stack Study Room: A combination study space and stack, generally without physical boundaries between the stack and study areas.
  • 440 - Processing: A room or area devoted to processes and operations in support of library functions.
  • 441 - User Assistance Processing: Areas where users gain assistance in accessing library collections and resources, such as reference and information desks, index tables, on-line and card catalogs, CD-ROM stations, microfilm viewing areas, etc.
  • 442 - Technical Processing: A processing room intended for specific library operations which support the overall library mission, i.e., space occupied by library staff to prepare materials for use.
  • 455 - Study Service: See footnote 1

500: SPECIAL-USE FACILITIES

  • 520 - Athletic Facilities: A room or area used by students, staff, or the public for athletic activities, including gymnasiums, ball courts, wrestling rooms, indoor tracks, swimming pools, etc.
  • 523 - Athletic Facilities Spectator Seating: The seating area used by students, staff, or the public to watch athletic events.
  • 525 - Athletic Service: See footnote 1
  • 530 - Media Production: A room or group of rooms used for the production and distribution of audio/visual, radio and television materials for the operation of equipment for communication of these materials, including sound and graphics studios and similar rooms.
  • 535 - Media Production Service: See footnote 1
  • 540 - Clinic: A room used for the diagnosis and/or treatment of patients in a program other than medicine, dentistry, and student health care; includes psychology, speech and hearing, remedial reading clinics, etc.
  • 545 - Clinic Service: See footnote 1
  • 550 - Demonstration: A room or group of rooms used to practice the principles of certain disciplines of teaching, including demonstration schools and preschool nurseries if they support the training of college students as teachers.
  • 555 - Demonstration Service: See footnote 1
  • 570 - Animal Quarters: A room that houses laboratory animals maintained for the institution for research and/or instruction purposes, including cage rooms, stalls, wards and similar rooms.
  • 575 - Animal Quarters Service: See footnote 1
  • 580 - Greenhouse: A building or room, usually composed chiefly of glass or other light-transmitting material, for the cultivation and/or protection of plants.
  • 585 - Greenhouse Service: See footnote 1

600: GENERAL-USE FACILITIES

  • 610 - Assembly: A room designed and equipped for the assembly of large numbers of persons for events such as dramatic, musical, devotional, or commencement activities, including theaters, auditoriums, arenas, concert halls; these rooms may incidentally serve instruction at times.
  • 615 - Assembly Service: See footnote 1
  • 620 - Exhibition: A room used for exhibition of materials, works of art, artifacts, etc., and intended for general use by students and the public, including museums and art galleries.
  • 625 - Exhibition Service: See footnote 1
  • 630 - Food Facilities: A room used for eating; includes the dining halls, cafeterias, snack bars, restaurants, and faculty clubs.
  • 635 - Food Facilities Services: See footnote 1
  • 640 - Day Care: A room used to provide day and/or night child or elderly adult care as a non-medical service to members of the institutional community.
  • 645 - Day Care Service: See footnote 1
  • 650 - Public Lounge: A space used for rest, relaxation, or informal socializing, not eating, that is not restricted to a specific group of people, unit, or area.
  • 651 - Departmental Lounge: A room in an office area used for informal meetings and conversations.
  • 655 - Lounge Service: See footnote 1
  • 660 - Merchandising: A room or group of rooms used to sell products or services, including bookstores, barber shops, post office, candy counters, etc.
  • 665 - Merchandising Service: See footnote 1
  • 670 - Recreation: A room used by students, staff, and the public for recreation, including bowling alleys, ping-pong rooms, ballrooms, hobby rooms, music rooms.
  • 675 - Recreation Service: See footnote 1
  • 680 - Meeting Room: A room used for a variety of non-class meetings, including workshops, training sessions, student government, community groups, and other general purposes.
  • 685 - Meeting Rooms Service: See footnote 1

700: SUPPORT FACILITIES

  • 710 - Central Computer: A room or group of rooms with large academic mainframe computers or administrative computing systems, used for general campus processing of administrative, instructional or research data.
  • 715 - Central Computer Service: See footnote 1
  • 711 - Departmental Computer Support: A room used for college or department minicomputers used directly for departmental administration, instruction or research.
  • 716 - Departmental Computer Support Service: See footnote 1
  • 720 - Shop: A room used for the manufacture, repair, or maintenance of products or equipment, including physical plant shops, central print shop etc.; it does not include department instructional shops.
  • 725 - Shop Service: See footnote 1
  • 730 - Central Storage: A room used to store materials, limited to a central storage warehouse and central inactive storage.
  • 735 - Central Storage Service: See footnote 1
  • 740 - Vehicle Storage: A room or structure used to house or store vehicles.
  • 745 - Vehicle Storage Service: See footnote 1
  • 750 - Central Service: A room or area that is used for the processing, preparation, testing or delivery of a complex-central or campus-wide support service; includes central food stores, laundry, central printing and duplicating, central mail, and central environmental testing or monitoring facilities.
  • 755 - Central Service Support: See footnote 1
  • 760 - Hazardous Materials: A centralized facility used for the storage, treatment, or disposal of hazardous or toxic waste materials.
  • 765 - Hazardous Materials Service: See footnote 1

800: HEALTH-CARE FACILITIES

  • 810 - Patient Bedroom: A room equipped with a bed and used for patient care in a student health center, health-profession clinics, and in hospitals.
  • 815 - Patient Bedroom Service: See footnote 1
  • 820 - Patient Bath: A room containing patient bath and toilet facilities.
  • 830 - Nurse Station: A room or area used by nurses who are supervising and/or administering health-care facilities.
  • 835 - Nurse Station Service: See footnote 1
  • 840 - Surgery: A room used for surgery and its service areas.
  • 845 - Surgery Service: See footnote 1
  • 850 - Treatment/Examination: A room used for diagnostic and therapeutic treatment and its service areas.
  • 855 - Treatment/Examination Service: See footnote 1
  • 860 - Diagnostic Laboratory: A room used to provide diagnostic support services to health-care facilities and its service areas.
  • 865 - Diagnostic Laboratory Service: See footnote 1
  • 870 - Central Supplies: A room used to store supplies for health-care facilities.
  • 880 - Public Waiting: A room used by the public to await admission, treatment, or information.
  • 890 - Staff On-Call Facility: A room or quarters used by health care staff to rest or sleep while on-call to assigned duties within a health care facility.
  • 895 - Staff On-Call Facility Service: See footnote 1

900: RESIDENTIAL FACILITIES

  • 910 - Sleep/Study Without Restroom: One or more residential rooms for one or more individuals, typically furnished with beds, wardrobes, desks, and chairs, without an internally connected bath.
  • 919 - Restroom/Shower: A toilet and/or bathroom intended only for the occupants of the residential facility rather than for the general public.
  • 920 - Sleep/Study With Restroom: One or more rooms for individuals, typically furnished with beds, wardrobes, desks, and chairs, with an internally connected bath.
  • 935 - Sleep/Study Service: A room or group of rooms which directly serves the occupants of an individual sleep/study room with or without restroom/shower.
  • 950 - Apartment: A complete living unit that is not a separate structure.
  • 955 - Apartment Service: See footnote 1
  • 970 - House: A complete living unit that is a separate structure.
  • 975 - House Service: See footnote 1

Footnote 1. The definition of a service area is: “A room that directly serves one or more (name of main room) as an extension of the activities in those rooms.”