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    Original Van Asselt Addition

    project phase graphic timeline: see timeline below

    About the Project

    The Building Excellence V (BEX V) Capital Levy will fund a new addition to the existing interim site. By increasing the capacity at Original Van Asselt, the district will have an interim site large enough to temporarily house a middle school.

    Project Management Firm: Shiels Obletz Johnsen, Inc. (SOJ)

    SOJ Construction Manager: Ethan Bernau,, 206-838-3700

    Design Firm: Bassetti Architects


    • Pre-design phase complete
    • Schematic design phase in progress
    • Design development phase begins Fall 2020
    • Construction documents phase begins Winter 2021
    • Bid and award phase begins Fall 2021
    • Construction begins Spring 2022
    • Addition opens Fall 2023

    Funding Source

    A Building Excellence V (BEX V) Capital Levy project, approved by Seattle voters in 2019.

    Construction Planning and COVID-19

    District consultants — including the land surveyor, arborist, geotechnical consultant, and environmental consultant — are conducting pre-construction site investigations to assist with design and permitting activities. They are required to comply with the Governor’s Phase 1 Construction Restart COVID-19 Job Site Safety Requirements, as applicable to their work.

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    Project Updates

    April 2020

    • Contracted with sub-consultants: SEPA, survey, geotechnical
    • Continued development of program, site-specific educational specifications (Ed Specs), and schematic design schemes
    • Resumed selection process for a General Contractor/Construction Manager (GC/CM), which was paused due to COVID-19
    • Began School Design Advisory Team (SDAT) meetings

    Original Van Asselt Interim Site

    Seattle, WA98108

    Construction Project and Capital Levy News