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April 3, 2017

  • Setting up equipment in the basement level weight room.
  • Slam wall in CrossFit area on basement level.
  • Locker room on basement level.
  • Sauna on basement level.
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March 20, 2017

  • Two-stories high, WSU graphics have been installed on the curve, visible from first and ground floors.
  • The last part of the curve is painted and the garage doors to the CrossFit area are installed.
  • Cardio equipment has personal screens for your viewing pleasure.
  • Progress is being made on the exterior staircase from Cougar Way to the main entrance.
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March 14, 2017

  • Sunset images taken by WSU students and staff are installed in ground floor study rooms.
  • Napping pods and chairs and in the "Nap Zone" on ground floor.
  • Fitness equipment overlooking the weight room.
  • The weight room duct work is painted.
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March 2, 2017

  • Cardio machines with personal screens are on the ground level.
  • A flock of stationary bikes wait in one of the fitness rooms on ground level.
  • Napping pods are assembled on ground level.
  • Cedar is installed in the saunas on the basement level.
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February 27, 2017

  • A triceps press machine in the fitness and cardio area on ground floor.
  • Treadmills and other equipment has arrived and will be moved to the cardio area.
  • Furniture is ready the ground floor presentation rooms.
  • The saunas on basement level are in the process of being installed.
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February 22, 2017

  • Day lockers outside of multipurpose fitness rooms on the ground level.
  • Each multipurpose room is different to accommodate unique classes. This room will host Yoga @ 90º.
  • The classroom on ground floor has flooring installed. This space will be reservable for events and activities.
  • Windows have been installed in the basement level weight room.
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February 13, 2017

  • Order food from the Freshens Fresh Food Studio right from the lounge.
  • The balcony on first floor will have patio seating and heaters.
  • Seating by the Chinook Espresso Bar and Freshens Fresh Food Studio.
  • The front desk is built and ready to go.
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February 7, 2017

  • Turnstiles in the front entrance.
  • Foosball table in the game lounge on first floor.
  • A crepe from Freshens Fresh Food Studio. Student employees are commissioning equipment this week.
  • Patio furniture for the balcony waiting in the event space.
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February 3, 2017

  • Furniture is set up around the fireplace in a social lounge on first floor.
  • Pool tables in the game lounge are felted.
  • Seating near Freshens Fresh Food Studio.
  • A student employee at Freshens Fresh Food Studio.
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February 1, 2017

  • Concrete being poured and prepped at the entrance.
  • Reception desk behind the front turnstiles.
  • The kitchen for Freshens Fresh Food Studio is stocked and student employees have begun training.
  • Painting is underway in the main social lounge on first floor.
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January 30, 2017

  • Study and social lounge with reading nooks.
  • Social lounge next to Freshens Fresh Food Studio, looking on to the crimson curve.
  • Installing the ceiling in the entryway.
  • The crimson curve continues through the balcony.
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January 27, 2017

  • The front entryway to the building is crimson and has the spirit mark from the old Bookie installed.
  • The social and event lounge is getting finishing touches.
  • Furniture is put together in the event space.
  • The seating area of Freshens Fresh Food Studio and the espresso bar.
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January 26, 2017

  • Preparations for concrete outside of the Freshens Fresh Food Studio seating area.
  • The entryway from behind the reception desk.
  • A social and study lounge space on the first floor leads out to the balcony.
  • The balcony outside of the event space.
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January 24, 2017

  • The service desk behind the turnstiles is near completion.
  • Flooring is installed in the seating area of Freshens Fresh Food Studio.
  • Slate has been added around the elevator shaft.
  • Restrooms are almost ready on the first floor.
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January 20, 2017

  • Freshens Fresh Food Studio is almost ready to start making delicious crepes and rice bowls.
  • Glass walls accent the building in several places, including the opening to ground floor.
  • The elevators have passed inspection.
  • The Cougar emblem that used to be outside of the Old Bookie is now installed in the Chinook entryway.
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January 20, 2017

  • The event space is almost ready to hold your next event, with great views overlooking the north side of campus.
  • Digital signage, including two 90-inch screens, will be throughout the building. Mounts are ready to go.
  • Slate has been installed on the fireplace - a perfect place to cozy up and look out on the balcony.
  • Cabinetry is installed in the staff space, where Chinook, CUB, and UREC staff will be housed.
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January 10, 2017

  • Freshens Fresh Food Studio has artwork installed and blenders ready to go.
  • Fireplace and carpet outside the large event space.
  • Freshens Fresh Food Studio and Espresso bar seating area with great views of the Hillside of campus.
  • Finishing touches for the lounge and game room. 90" TV screens coming soon!
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January 10, 2017

  • Reading nooks on the first floor are framed and lit.
  • Current views of the weight room from the fitness and cardio area.
  • Crimson paint goes on the main curved wall, visible from the first and ground floors.
  • Flooring is installed in the main event space.
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December 6, 2016

  • The Chinook curve runs through the building and ends near the entrance.
  • Glass windows in the Freshens Fresh Food Studio seating area are installed.
  • There will be a copy and print station near the entrance.
  • The kitchen for the Freshens Fresh Food studio and espresso bar is under way.
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December 6, 2016

  • Multipurpose rooms on the ground floor will have space for fitness classes and open recreation.
  • Masonry is under way on the balcony outside of the event spaces.
  • Reading nooks are in the social and study spaces.
  • Solar panel sinks are installed in the All Gender Restroom on ground floor.
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October 17, 2016

  • Staircase from Cougar Way.
  • Extended seating for Freshens Fresh Food Studio.
  • Multipurpose room on ground floor.
  • Tiling is under way in the ground floor gender neutral bathroom.
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October 4, 2016

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September

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August 2016

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August 2016

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August 3

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July 2016

  • Future location of Freshens Food Studio. View from seating area
  • Future balcony outside of event spaces; right wall will be removed and left wall will have large windows
  • Future stairway from Cougar Way
  • Future game room and home of chalkboard wall
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July 2016

Round two of napping pod demos in the Compton Union Building

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June 2016

  • Large windows will add natural light to the first floor
  • This is where the original 1954 building and 1964 addition meet
  • Lower level opening above future weight room
  • Future classroom
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May 2016

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April 2016

  • Future study and music practice rooms
  • Advisory Board students walking through ground floor
  • Former main staircase from ground floor
  • Ground floor, new HVAC systems
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March

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March 2016

Construction update:
- Design Development Drawings completed
- Demolition and abatement in building interior
- Interior framing and wall layout
- Electrical and mechanical layout

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February 2016

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January 2016

Preliminary interior work begins in the Chinook

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December 2015

Board of Regents approves Chinook schematic design documents

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October 2015

Board of Regents presented with proposed Chinook schematic design documents for approval

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September 2015

General contractor and architect selected by the Board of Regents based on the recommendations made by the Chinook Planning Committee

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July- August 2015

Presentations by three prospective architects to the Chinook Planning Committee

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May 2015

Board of Regents approved the design and construction for the project within the budgeted amount of $32 million

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March 10-11, 2015

ASWSU Referendum Vote passes with 3,399 votes or by 74.1 percent