Longhouse Facilities


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.

  • Longhouse facilities are in close proximity to all campus resources.
  • At 18,020 square feet, the Longhouse accomodates 400 people for academic program lectures, conferences and cultural events.

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 Laura Grabhorn, Assistant Director: (360) 867-6413, or Erin Genia, Program Coordinator: (360) 867-6718.


Indigenous Arts Campus

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! Currently, local carvers John Edward Smith (Skokomish), Alex McCarty (Makah), Taylor Krise (Squaxin Island), and international Maori carver, Rangi Smith (from Aotearoa, New Zealand), are working in Pay3q'ali to create work for the upcoming Fiber Arts Studio—the next studio facility of the Indigenous Arts Campus.

To learn more about Pay3q'ali, and the plan for additional studios (including a fiber arts studio and a cast glass studio), please visit the main Indigenous Arts Campus page.


(Image: Carved cedar masks (left to right)