As the first of its kind built on a public campus in the United States, the Longhouse is a multipurpose facility—able to serve a variety of educational and cultural functions. The internal post-and-beam support system, (constructed with two-foot wooden columns that remain visible), allows the interior "Great Hall" to be opened for gatherings, performances and lectures, or to be partitioned into three large classrooms and an intimate seminar area.
- Close proximity to all campus resources.
- Accomodates more than 400 people for academic program lectures, conferences and cultural events.
- 18,020 square feet
To make a reservation for use of the Longhouse, please email or call Conference Services at (360) 867-6192. On-campus groups may call Space Scheduling at (360) 867-6314. All other questions should be directed to Tina Kuckkahn, or Laura Grabhorn (360) 867-6413.
The Longhouse Carving Studio, Pay3q'ali—("A Place to Carve"—in southern Salish), first opened its doors in 2012. It has already been the site of many workshops and artist residencies. Some notable carvings that have been created within its walls include: bentwood box drums, paddles, model canoes, an umiaq, and more!
Learn more about Pay3q'ali, and the plan for additional studios (including a fiber arts studio and a cast glass studio), by visiting the Indigenous Arts Campus page.