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    West Seattle Elementary Addition and Renovation Project

    project phase graphic: see timeline below

    Learn what happens during these design and construction phases


    • Pre-design phase complete
    • Schematic design phase complete
    • Design development phase complete
    • Construction documents and permitting phase in progress
    • Bid and award phase begins Spring 2021
    • Construction begins Summer 2021
    • Addition opens Fall 2022

    Current Phase: Construction Documents and Permitting

    During this phase:

    • The architectural firm prepares construction drawings, specifications, and bidding documents.
    • The district applies for required building permits.

    About the Project

    A new, approximately 20,000 square foot addition will be built to provide 12 new classrooms and two learning commons. Minor modernization will be done to the existing 50,700 square foot school building. The expanded school will provide permanent space for up to 500 students. 

    BEX V will fund technology enhancements providing equitable access to technology for high-need schools to support teaching and learning in meeting the needs of students, and provide audio-visual systems that include classroom display (projector/screen), sound system, document camera, and devices to connect them. It will also provide technology equipment and services, such as computers, peripherals, printers, and other technology for teaching and learning.

    Project Managers: David L. Jackson, 206.735.8957,

    Design: Miller Hayashi Architects

    Funding Sources: Building Excellence V Capital Levy (BEX V), approved by Seattle voters in 2019 and a grant from the State of Washington


    Project Updates

    Updates are posted for the previous month the week after the monthly BEX and BTA Capital Levies Oversight Committee meetings. These meetings typically take place on the first Friday of each month.

    August 2020

    • Completed Design Development and cost estimate
    • Continued SEPA Checklist process
    • Completed user group meetings

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    West Seattle Elementary School
    6760 34th Ave SW
    Seattle, WA 98126

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