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During March 2022, University Prep broke ground on the construction of a new academic building, the ULab, which will open in January 2024. 

We created this section of our website to share up-to-date construction timeline, plans, and details with our neighbors. As construction progresses, we will refresh the website with important updates and frequently asked questions.

If you have questions that aren’t answered on the website, please feel free to email


Construction Site Plan

To assist our neighbors with navigating the ULab construction site, the map below indicates the gates and sidewalk closures.

Construction gates:

  • Main Gate #1 – 25th Avenue NE
  • Exit Gate #2 – NE 80th Street
  • Access Gate #3 – 24th Avenue NE

Sidewalk closures:

  • Sidewalk in front of the construction entrance (25th Avenue NE)
  • Sidewalk on the east side of 24th Avenue NE
  • Sidewalk on the south side of NE 80th Street


About The Ulab

The ULab will be a 39,000 square-foot, three-story building across from our existing campus. Building highlights will include:

  • Ten modular classrooms with moveable walls that support interdisciplinary learning and seminar-style teaching

  • Wellness space for PE classes, athletic practices, and dance and yoga classes

  • A large gathering area and meeting spaces that support student collaboration and foster community building

  • A state-of-the-art 1,123 square-foot Makerspace where students make their ideas come to life

  • Expanded offices for College Counseling, Global and Outdoor Education, and Launchpad (UPrep's signature senior project)

  • A rooftop deck with seating for student and community programming

The ULab's universal design prioritizes accessibility for all. This includes counter, drinking fountain, and sink heights, and wayfinding signs with provisions for the visually impaired.