The renovation of Carver Academic Facility is complete after two years of construction, marking the largest and most significant upgrade the building has seen since its original construction in 1936.
Updates included replacing the center section of the building with a three-story addition, as well as seismic reinforcement, mechanical and plumbing upgrades, improved access for the disabled, and increased energy efficiency. The renovation was funded with $70 million from the State of Washington's capital budget and $6 million from Western's institutional funds. The new Hall of Fame Room was made possible by a generous private donation.
Carver has traditionally been the most heavily used building on campus. More than just a gymnasium, Carver sits at the intersection of athletics and academics with the kinesiology, physical education, health, dance, and recreation programs utilizing the new state-of-the-art labs and classrooms. Additions include a new "Freshen" eatery in the northest corner, and Western Commencement ceremonies have returned to their home in Carver.