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    Wing Luke Elementary Replacement Project

    drawing of the new Wing Luke building

    About the Project

    Opened in 1971, the Wing Luke Elementary building had several major systems and structural challenges. The existing Wing Luke Elementary School will be replaced with a new school building, which was designed in close collaboration with the school community. It will celebrate and facilitate education and programming with a modern school designed to 21st century standards.

    The new 82,000-square-foot school is designed for up to 500 elementary students, grades K-5. It will include six classrooms with toilets for kindergarten or grade 1, 16 classrooms for grades 1-5, four special education classrooms, one resource room, one occupational/physical therapy space, an art room, a music classroom, two early learning spaces, four learning commons, small group learning areas, a gymnasium, a library, a lunchroom/commons, and administration spaces. The core facilities (administrative, commons, gym) are sized to support 650 students, and the campus Master Plan includes a design for a 150-student addition.

    During construction, the Wing Luke Elementary school community is located at an interim site at Original Van Asselt School.

    Design: NAC Architecture

    Construction: Phase I, Rhine Demolition; Phase II, Jody Miller Construction

    Construction Management Firm: CBRE | Heery

    Construction Manager, CBRE | HEERY Van Nguyen, Van.Nguyen2@cbre.com, 206-227-5126

    Timeline

    • Phase I (demolition and site preparation): Complete
    • Phase II construction begins: Summer 2019
    • Expected construction completion: Winter 2021
    • Expected school opening: Fall 2021

    Funding Source

    Funded by the Building Excellence IV (BEX IV) Capital Levy, which was approved by Seattle voters in 2013 and the Buildings, Technology, and Academics/Athletics III (BTA III) Capital Levy, which was approved by Seattle voters in 2009.

    Project Budget

    $47.5 million

     

    Virtual Tour

    Watch a virtual tour of the design for the new facility highlights the significant exterior and interior features that will make it a home for this vibrant learning. NAC Architecture's video is visual tour only without narration or captions.

     

    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.

    • Building A: Administration, art, special education, classrooms.
    • Building B: Kindergarten classrooms, classrooms, library connecting buildings B and C.
    • Building C: Gymnasium, commons, kitchen

    June 2020

    Site

    • Continued grading and prepping courtyard
    • Placed concrete for site walls

    Exterior

    • Completed membrane roofing over gym, commons, receiving, and childcare areas
    • Continued metal cladding on the gym, commons, receiving, and childcare areas
    • Installed windows and storefronts at library and childcare

    Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing (MEP) and Systems 

    • Completed MEP rough-ins
    • Staged air handling units, boilers, water heaters, and heat pumps in the mechanical rooms
    • Started elevator installation

    Buildings

    • Began polished concrete floors
    • Began hanging wallboard in kindergarten classrooms and corridors
    • Continued painting in the administration wing (Building A)

    Wing Luke Elementary School
    3701 S Kenyon St.
    Seattle, WA 98118

    School Profile

    School Website

    Construction and COVID-19

    Contractors working on district projects are required to comply with the state’s Phase 2 Construction Restart COVID-19 Job Site Requirements. This includes developing a comprehensive COVID-19 exposure control, mitigation, and recovery plan.

    More information on construction and COVID-19 

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