EWU at the SIERR Building

Located on the eastern end of the University District, the SIERR building is part of a health sciences peninsula.


EWU Nursing and Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSMD) is now located in Spokane’s newly restored SIERR building which includes simulation labs, offices, and classrooms.

SIERR Building Address

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Parking Information

Hourly/Daily parking is available for purchase for the front lot. In your phone’s search engine, please enter REEF Mobile app and follow the instructions to download. Daily rates are listed on the REEF Mobile app and its website at https://rpnw.com/ If you have any issues with the app, please contact app support at 1.888.561.7333.

Student parking permits are available to purchase from REEF Parking by filling out an application at rpnw.com.

Monthly permits: $50.00 + Tax

Day-time Hourly Rates:

  • 0-2 hours – $4
  • 2-5 hours- $6.00
  • 5-12 hours- $10.00

Free parking is available on adjacent streets.

Building Access

To access the SIERR building, current EWU faculty, staff, and students will need a valid EagleCard. No additional request is needed for access, all current EWU community members have access to the building during regular hours.

If you have tried your ID card and it is not working, please contact the EagleCard Office and explain that your ID card is not working at the SIERR Building.


Driving Directions

  1. From I-90 eastbound or westbound, take exit 282 for Hamilton St/WA-290 toward Trent Avenue
  2. Merge onto WA-290 East
  3. Turn left onto East Spokane Falls Blvd
  4. Turn left at North Cincinnati Street
  5. The SIERR building is a brick building on the left on the South side of the parking lot at 850 East Spokane Falls Blvd. Suite 100.

Bus Routes

The City Line bus picks up and drops off riders at Stop 20, located at Springfield Avenue and Cincinnati Street.

Find the best route for you on the STA Routes & Schedules page.



2023 marks the arrival of EWU’s inaugural cohort of 40 nursing students. The new program, which was launched after extensive planning and collaboration with healthcare industry partners, is designed to prepare nurses to meet diverse healthcare needs throughout the region.

Nursing Information

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Professional practice in communication sciences and disorders involves working with people who have disabilities of speech, language, swallowing, and hearing. The clinic at the SIERR Building allows CMSD students to provide vital therapy in the community while honing their skills as providers.

CMSD Information

About the SIERR Building

The Spokane Inland Empire Railroad (SIERR) Building is a turn-of-the-century landmark with a bright future due to Emerald Initiative’s renovation. The renovation updated both floor plates and infrastructure, creating a green office environment serviced by the latest in energy-efficient construction and infrastructure.

This project repurposed a century-old former rail repair facility into a modern multi-tenant building that utilizes an innovative closed Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) to heat and cool the building in an uber-efficient manner that relies on the earth as a heat sink. This system and other technologies have enabled the historic brick building to achieve LEED Gold certification despite its voluminous 30-foot ceiling height in the main entry common area.

The location of the Nursing and Communication Sciences and Disorders programs within the Health Peninsula — a hub for research, development and advancement of health sciences — will help to further strengthen the university’s partnerships with other health education centers in the area.