UW More Hall Annex/Nuclear Reactor Building
In 2016 we prepared a report for the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) for the More Hall Annex/Nuclear Reactor Building on the University of Washington campus. We created measured drawings of the building, prepared an extensive report on the building’s historic and architectural significance, and coordinated large-format photographs of the interior and exterior.
The More Hall Annex was designed by a collective known as The Architect Artist Group (TAAG), consisting of the architects Wendell Lovett, Daniel Streissguth, and Gene Zema; art professor Spencer Moseley; landscape architect Robert Chittock; and structural engineer and professor Gerard Torrence. Construction began in 1960 and was completed in 1961. Stylistically, the building was an example of Brutalism, given its heavy massing, exposed concrete, and plinth base.
The materials currently reside in the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress. You can read more about HABS and search the database of almost 40,000 historic sites and structures here.
Photographs by Lani Doely