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    Daniel Bagley Elementary Modernization and Addition Project

    drawing of an aerial view showing additions on the back of the school building

    About the Project

    Bagley Elementary opened in 1930 and currently accommodates 353 students. This project renovates the existing building. A two-story classroom addition will add eight new classrooms, and a new gymnasium addition will be more than double the size of the existing gym.

    The Seattle Landmarks Review Board has designated some features of the building as landmarks, including the main stairways, the student dining hall, and the exterior. Care will be taken to preserve or restore these historic features.

    Once completed, the school will have approximately 58,500 square feet for up to 500 students, and consisting of the 39,000 square-foot historic elementary, 13,000 square-foot classroom addition, and 6,500 square-foot gymnasium addition.

    The school community has relocated to John Marshall School while their building is under construction.

    Design: Miller Hayashi

    Construction: Lydig Construction, Inc.

    Construction Management: Sheils Obletz Johnson (SOJ)

    SOJ Construction Manager: Justine Kim,, 206-838-3700


    • Construction start: Summer 2019
    • Estimated school opening: Fall 2020

    Funding Sources

    Funded by Building Excellence IV (BEX IV) Capital Levy, which was approved by Seattle voters in 2013, and Buildings, Technology, and Academics IV (BTA IV) Capital Levy which was approved by Seattle voters in 2016.

    Project Budget

    $40.3 million

    Construction and COVID-19

    Contractors working on district projects are required to comply with the state’s Phase 1 Construction Restart COVID-19 Job Site Requirements. Contractors must develop and post a site safety plan that addresses the phase 1 construction safety requirements.

    More information on construction and COVID-19

    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.

    April 2020


    • Basketball hoops installed
    • Interior painting underway
    • Surrounding concrete paving poured

    Classroom addition 

    • Drywall complete in basement and in progress on floors 1 and 2
    • Stairway steel installed and treads poured
    • Exterior sheathing and waterproofing complete

    Historic building

    • 2nd floor classroom floors sanded and finished
    • Plumbing fixtures and bathroom partitions installed
    • Interior window frames repainted
    • Main concrete entry poured
    Bagley entry

    Daniel Bagley Elementary
    7821 Stone Avenue N.
    Seattle, WA 98103

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