UW Student Housing

project description

Back in 2016, UW decided to build new dorms for the North Campus which was the building of Madrona Hall and the demolition of the McCarty Hall and rebuild of it. W.G. Clark was the General Contractor on this project. Both buildings have 571 units that consists or 1-3 undergraduate students per unit. The buildings will also have lounges, small group study spaces, group kitchens and dining areas, music practice rooms, laundry and storage spaces.

W.G. Clark awarded Scott Coatings the UW Student Housing project painter. This was Scott Coatings first major project with W.G. Clark. Scott Coatings scope consisted of painting of the walls, ceilings, doors, frames, and exterior water repellants. The biggest challenge on this project was running these jobs simultaneously but we were able to push through and get it done. Great project success and W.G. Clark was very happy with the outcome of this project.


Interior painting, exterior painting



Project Team

Laurin Preston

Laurin Preston

Principal – Senior Project Manager

Seattle, WA

Laurin has been at Scott Coatings longer than everyone minus Rob. He has been here since June of 2007 as a Project Manager and now a Principal – Senior Project Manager. His roles have evolved in the more recent years in leading the charge for our project management team on all of our projects. Laurin has a Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing degree from Michigan Tech and Oakland University. He also received his MBA from Wayne State University. 100% of his experience in construction has been with Scott Coatings. What initially started out as a secured job prior to moving west from Detroit quickly blossomed into a passion of his and has become his future. Outside of Scott Coatings Laurin enjoys traveling, boating, camping, skiing, hiking, and really just being outdoors.

  • Random Fact: He is the 4th Laurin Preston.
  • Bucket list: Visit an African safari with his wife and daughter.
Erika Hinostroza

Erika Hinostroza

General Foreman

Seattle, WA

Erika has been with the Scott Coatings team since 2017 as a General Foreman who supervises our projects and helps assist our foreman team. She graduated in Mexico as a administrative secretary and from ANEW––construction course––here in Seattle. Erika has 5 years’ experience as a painter working her way up start from an apprentice and so on. She has her certifications in ToolWatch, Forklift, Boom lift, CPR, and OSHA 30. Erika’s biggest draw to Scott Coatings was her ability to continue to grow in the painting industry. She also loves that the company is very multicultural that allows anyone of any races, religion, and beliefs. Outside of Scott Coatings Erika thoroughly enjoys spending time and traveling with her family.

  • Random Fact: She only has sisters.
  • Bucket list: Bucket list: Travel to Rome and Paris.
Jaime Torres

Jaime Torres


Seattle, WA

Jaime joined the Scott Coatings team in March of 2018 as a Painter than promoted to Foreman. He has his OSHA 30, CPR, boom and scissor lift certifications. Jaime has been in the painting industry for almost 20 years in total. He enjoys being a Scott Coatings due to the ability to grow alongside a growing company. Outside of Scott Coatings Jaime enjoys driving sports cars.

  • Random Fact: He enjoys working on his cars on the weekends.
  • Bucket list: Buy a house near Cancun.