Weyerhaeuser Hall is named in honor of Drs. William T. and Gail T. Weyerhaeuser. Bill and Gail Weyerhaeuser have consistently demonstrated a deep commitment to education and involvement in our community. Both are trained as clinical psychologists and have made substantial improvements in the quality of life for individuals and organizations throughout the Puget Sound region, with a special focus on the arts, youth, and education.
As a member of the University of Puget Sound Board of Trustees for more than 30 years, Bill has provided visionary leadership to three Puget Sound presidents. Gail’s numerous professional and volunteer leadership activities demonstrate a passionate commitment to the well-being of people and the value of higher education. Together, they have inspired generations of Puget Sound students, faculty, and alumni.
The William T. and Gail T. Weyerhaeuser Center for Health Sciences enhances the intersections of knowledge between research and clinical work, fostering academic collaboration, and attracting top faculty and students to University of Puget Sound. The building was completed in summer 2011, and opened to students and community clinic patients in the fall.
An inspirational building that reflects the quality and character of the college as a whole, the center anchors the south end of campus and provides easy access to outpatient clinics and research facilities. At 42,500 square feet, the building provides the resources and flexibility needed to support new areas of study in the fields of health and behavioral sciences. Specially integrated spaces encourage cross-disciplinary interaction between the university's undergraduate departments of exercise science and psychology, graduate programs in occupational and physical therapy, and interdisciplinary program in neuroscience.
Designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson of Seattle, Weyerhaeuser Hall meets the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards.