Inland Northwest Blood Center, Spokane, Washington
Inland Northwest Blood Center
Spokane, Washington
Located in downtown Spokane, the Inland Northwest Blood Center’s 59,000-square-foot building unites the blood center’s administrative offices, classroom and conference spaces, laboratory and mobile donation services on one site. State-of-the-art biomedical laboratory services within the building include a blood product collection lab, blood component lab, transfusion lab, and human leukocyte antigen (tissue-typing) lab complete with a positive-pressure DNA laboratory. The four-story, post-tensioned concrete structure is clad with brick, concrete block, ornamental precast concrete and glass, offering magnificent views of Riverfront Park, downtown Spokane and beyond. A four-stall garage – matching the building’s design – for the blood mobiles, and parking for 100 vehicles are located on-site. The first floor of the building houses donor spaces and blood processing labs as well as a large staging area for the center's mobile blood drives. Tissue labs, classroom and conferencing space, and administrative offices are located on the second floor. The third floor is home to the center's community services, human resources, business, and computer technology offices. To accommodate future expansion, the fourth floor remains undeveloped.