Washington State University

Puyallup Research & Extension Center


Avian Health and Food Safety Laboratory

Avian Health and Food Safety Laboratory (WADDL) is part of Washington State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. The state of the art diagnostic laboratory, located at WSU Puyallup, provides diagnostic services including complete necropsy, bacteriology, mycology, virology, serology and DNA testing of all avian species. Services are also provided to back yard poultry, waterfowl, wild birds, zoo birds and rabbits. Visit the Avian Health and Food Safety Laboratory web site for more information.

Plant & Insect Diagnostic Laboratory

Offers assistance with resolving problems with plants and insects through accurate diagnoses. We also provide applicable management options to a numerous state clientele like commercial growers, pest control operators, home gardeners, consultants, county agents, Master Gardeners, and research personnel. For more information, contact Jenny Glass, Diagnostic Plant Pathologist at (253) 445-4582 or visit the WSU Puyallup Plant & Insect Diagnostic Laboratory web site.


The WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center offers a comfortable and professional meeting environment, and invites you to make use of our well appointed D.F. Allmendinger Center. We also have available to our WSU affiliates a Guest Cottage and Guest House Rooms for those personnel having business at WSU Puyallup. Call us at 253-445-4578 or toll free at 866-458-0195. You can e-mail Bill McCrea at bill.mccrea@wsu.edu for information and reservations. We will be happy to assist you in every way possible.

D.F. Allmendinger Center

The D.F. Allmendinger Center is a self-sustaining public facility that may be rented for meetings, classes and events. It has a building capacity of 250 people and seating arrangements available for 126. Rental is for the building only and does not include the exterior areas.

The Allmendinger Center can be divided into three meeting rooms by the use of movable walls. An overview of the meeting space layout is available here.

Room A (near end) has two 8' conference tables and seating for 16 people.

Room B (center) seats 30 people with tables. This section has an electronic projection screen and projector that can be used for presentations. There is a microphone/speaker system that can be used throughout the building.  A DVD player is also available.  A laptop can be connected to the speaker system, as well.

Room C (far end) seats 32 people with tables.

Meeting Rental Rates

 The rental cost for the Allmendinger Center for business meetings and/or classes is $250.00 per day

Event Rental Rates

The Allmendinger Center can be rented for special events, such as wedding receptions and other celebrations. 

For events, the rental fees are as follows:

  • $500 per day
  • $100.00 per hour after midnight (MUST be paid in advance)

Full payment is due one month prior to the rental date. A refundable deposit of $500.00* is required at time of booking.  Police or WSU staff may be required to be in attendance at the cost of the renter. See our Rental Agreement for a complete overview.

Cleaning is the responsibility of the renter.  The building will be inspected for cleanliness following each event and the deposit will only be returned to the renter if the facility is left in the same condition as prior to your event.

                              *Discounts are available and deposit may be waived for WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center employees.


All rates effective 02/15/2014. Rates subject to change.

Puyallup Research and Extension Center, 2606 West Pioneer, Puyallup WA 98371-4900, 253-445-4500, Contact Us