Buchanan Towers Community
Buchanan Towers Renovation Project
Buchanan Towers is currently in phase I of a two year renovation project. Updates to the project can be found on the BT Renovation Project Website.
Meet the Staff
Senior Resident Adviser
Welcome to Buchanan Towers! Hi, I am Meysam Adibzadeh. I am Persian and my first name means Young Lion. During high school I was involved with a program at Cornish College of The Arts to pursue my photography and drawing habits. This is my fifth and last year at WWU. I am looking forward and excited to graduate. I am majored in Communication Studies with a double minor in Leadership and Sociology. I really enjoy going on walks and exploring new places. I like playing sports and being active. Also, if you are looking to challenge someone in playing foosball, pool, and board games you are in luck. I am a big fan of coffee. My favorite thing about Western is the opportunities that will allow you to explore, learn, and grow. I am excited to be part of your community this year and to get to know you all. Please feel free to stop by my office and say hi.
My name is Elliot Martin and I am a junior at Western. I’m majoring in early childhood education, with the hopes of becoming a preschool teacher. I’m involved with several LGBTQIA clubs on campus, and I’m a club officer for Western Ace’s, the asexuality awareness club. I identify as nonbinary and asexual, and I use they/them pronouns. I’m excited to be the RA for the gender inclusive students, and I want to create a safe, inclusive environment for all my residents. My favorite thing about Western is the atmosphere of the campus and the town. There’s always people around, enjoying the outdoors and the community. There’s something for everyone, and I want to help my residents find that place for them.
Hi I’m Rita, and I’m a sophomore here at Western! One of my hobbies is taking pictures, I’m very passionate about photography specifically portraits. In Bellingham I love going to coffee shops to study or with friends, and I enjoy going to the gym. One of my favorite spots to study on campus is the Miller Hall Collaborative Space. I love sociology and anthropology and I enjoy the leadership and Spanish classes at Western. I’m interested in majoring in Secondary Education. Can’t wait for the memories to come this year!
My name is Lisa Heffner and I am a Sophomore at WWU. I am currently minoring in Educational Theater, and plan on majoring in Early Childhood Education. In my free time I serve on the leadership team of WWU's RUF (Reformed University Fellowship) club, and volunteer at the Skookum House for foster kids in Bellingham. My favorite part about Western is the variety of clubs available on campus, and how welcoming everybody is - staff and students. I also love musical theater, so be warned: I may randomly break out into showtunes!
Hello, I’m Emily (she/her)! Top shelf reaching extraordinaire! It’s my second year here at WWU pursuing a major in technical theatre, more specifically, scenic design. I’m fairly involved with Western’s LGBT+ community, specifically its trans and gender-nonconforming community. I started my transition in 2016 and have been happily on HRT for 1 year. Some of my hobbies include tabletop games like Dungeons and Dragons, Magic: the Gathering, and cooking. The thing I love most about Western is the intermittent pockets of community that exist all across campus, study groups and programs where everyone knows each other, and I look forward to building a space like that with all of you. Looking forward to a great year!
I am a junior majoring in Math Secondary Education with the intent of one day becoming a math teacher. I was born and raised in Southern California but the rainy weather drew me to the Pacific Northwest. I am currently involved in several intramural sports and I often enjoy curling up with a nice book and some popcorn. My favorite things to do include hanging out with my friends, watching movies, playing soccer, and getting outside to enjoy the amazing weather. One of the things I love best about Western is the strong feeling of community that can be recognized in all aspects of life on campus; it very quickly made a small-town girl like me feel safe and at home. A fun fact about me is that, although I can't sing, I love music and dancing so no matter what I'm doing, there will always be a little soft music playing in the background.
Buchanan Towers hosts dining, TV, gaming, piano, quiet, and study lounges.
Buchanan Towers East 114: See ResTek for more information.
Contains 1-2 washers and dryers each.
3/22: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
3/23: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
3/25 - 3/30: 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
3/31: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Hall name + room number
516 High Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
Bedroom: bunkable beds, desks, and wardrobes Living Area: couch, chair, coffee and end tables Kitchenette: refrigerator, sink, and stove
BT Room Dimensions
Average double room: approx. 169 sq. ft. Average suite: approx. 615 sq. ft.
Ceiling lights in student rooms and floor lamp in common area
BT East Furnishing
Bedroom: bunkable beds, dressers, closets. Living Area: couch, two lounge chairs, coffee/end tables, bookcase, table lamp, and desk for each student.
BT East Room Dimensions
Average double room: approx. 168 sq. ft. Average suite: approx. 850 sq. ft.
BT East Flooring
Carpet or sealed concrete
BT East Lighting
Ceiling lights and table lamps for desks.
Buchanan Towers Community Council
Hall council leadership is a great way to meet new people and make an impact in your community. Some past events have included karaoke nights, the annual Piccadilly dance, super bowl parties, international potluck, social justice programming, wellness events, game nights, movie nights and academic support events… Just to name a few!
There will be a Kick Off event that will provide more information during the first week of fall quarter, with elections occurring in October. For more information about hall council, talk to your Resident Advisor and keep an eye out for posters or Facebook posts promoting the events!