Public Amenities

Lake Washington Institute of Technology is an invaluable resource to our students and to our Eastside community. Along with job training and professional development programs, we're a full-fledged community resource with a job placement center, library, restaurant, dental clinic, and arboretum, all open to the public.

The college also provides important community services like parent cooperative classes for families looking for support and ideas in raising their children. We encourage students and community members to investigate the services and start to explore all Lake Washington Institute of Technology has to offer.

LWTech ArboretumArboretum

The 52,839-square-foot, arboretum is located at the southwest corner of the campus. It contains over 300 plants, including the entire Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association plant list of woody ornamentals. The arboretum is open to the public daily except Sundays and college holidays. Closest parking is in the West and South lots.

Auto Repair

LWTech Auto Repair Shop

LWTech's Auto Repair shop is located on the main Kirkland campus. It does not try to compete with repair shops; therefore, only work needed for training is accepted. Only vehicles less than 12 years old will meet the requirements of training for the current automotive job market.

Campus Art

LWTech Sculpture AreAt Lake Washington Institute of Technology, art lives beyond the classroom. LWTech celebrates diverse artworks and they are available to discover at many locations on campus. Our communityโ€™s artworks range from 1981 to the present, and include many mediums. Examples of art include:

  • Photography: wall murals are located throughout the LWTech campus.
  • Sculptures in various mediums. Some examples of art that can be found include:
    • "Changing Workplace, Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow," by John Hoge and Richard Beyer is located on the south side of East Building.
    • "Ghost Trees," by Laura Sindell is located on the second floor, south hall of East Building.
    • A fountain and the Post Tensioned Obelisk adorn the student gathering area/plaza just outside the Technology Center. Both pieces are by sculptor John Hoge.

The majority of the individual pieces found at LWTech are listed and described at the ArtsWA website. Short-term and permanent student-focused art galleries are currently located in the Chef City Grill and the LWTech Libraryโ€™s main floor. Another gallery space is scheduled to open on the upper floor of the LWTech library later in 2019.

For details about specific art installations on campus check out the Campus Art webpage.

You may also visit the campus during hours of operation, Monday-Friday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturdays from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Parking is free on campus. 

Campus Dining

Avanti Markets logoAvanti Markets

East Building, Cafeteria/Commons area

LWTech is excited to introduce your new food and beverage service! Our Avanti Market will provide an excellent selection of fresh food meal options, snacks and a variety of beverage choices!


Baking Arts students create delicious cinnamon rolls, scones, cookies, cakes, specialty sandwiches on home-made bread and much more. Fresh baked goods are for sale in the East Building in E150. 

Chef City Grill

The Chef City Grill is a full-service restaurant operated by students the Culinary Arts program and features quality regional dishes. The grill is located in the East Building, E147. Reservations: (425) 739-8310. Please note Chef City Grill hours vary from one quarter to another. Please check for operating hours on the Dining page

LWTech Dental Clinic is open to the public. Dental Clinic

The Dental Clinic serves the public, including uninsured and low-income patients. Work is performed by licensed dentists and hygienists and certified dental assistants, assisted by students in the dental hygiene and dental assisting programs. Located in the East Building, E107. Appointments: (425) 739-8130.

Early Learning Center

LWTech Early Learning Center provides complete onsite childcare and preschool services.

LWTech's Early Learning Center provides complete on-site child care services for children 16 months and walking through six years of age. With an active, hands-on program, our child care staff promotes learning through experience and accomplishment. Our center provides services for students enrolled in LWTech classes and for state employees. Located on the Southeast corner of the campus. More information: (425) 739-8117 or email.

Lactation Room

Lacation room showing privacy screens and chair

Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) recognizes the importance and benefits of breastfeeding/chestfeeding and human milk for both the individual breastfeeding/chestfeeding/lactating and children, and in promoting a family-friendly work and study environment. 

Facility Rentals

LWTech West Building, Room 404

Lake Washington Institute of Technology offers excellent meeting facilities and services at our Kirkland campus only. We offer reasonable rates to your business, professional group, or service club organization.


The LWTech Foundation supports student success and educational excellence at Lake Washington Institute of Technology by raising critical funds for student scholarships, program support, and the student emergency fund. Learn how you can help

Parent Education Cooperative Classes

Parent Education Cooperative Classes is a cooperative effort between parents and educators to provide an active learning environment for both parents and children. Parent cooperative classes are available September through June for toddlers and preschoolers. Classes are held in Kirkland, Bothell, Redmond, and Woodinville.

Spring Plant Sale

LWTech Environmental Horticulture holds its annual Spring Plan Sale in the month of April

The Environmental Horticulture program holds its Annual Plant Sale in the month of April. The sale usually occurs over two weekend and attracts hundreds of community members.