Coe Elementary School Classroom Addition


graphic showing project phases; see timeline below

Find out what happens during each phase

  • Pre-design phase complete
  • Schematic design phase complete
  • Design development phase complete
  • Construction documents/permitting phase complete
  • Bid and award phase complete
  • Construction in progress
  • Addition opens after Winter Break

Recent Progress

Progress 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.

Major Activity in October 2021

Continued exterior construction work, including roofing, siding, and grading for bio retention ponds Continued interior construction work, including painting, ceiling grid and tile, and mechanical and electrical trim, flooring, doors and hardware, casework, audio-visual equipment

  • Continued window installation; work nearly complete
  • Completed interior stairs
  • Began interior painting
  • Continued mechanical, electrical, and plumbing installation

Major Activity Planned for November 2021

  • Complete all interior construction activities
  • Complete all exterior construction activities
  • Begin punchlist activities

Project Photos

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side angle view of three story building with a peaked roof under construction
Street view from northeast – Aug. 2021
front of three story building with a peaked roof under construction
Learning commons in center of new addition – Aug. 2021
siding being installed on a 3-story building by a person in a lift
Window mockup from southeast – Aug. 2021
a window in a room under construciton
Taping insulation on 2nd floor classroom – Aug. 2021
a room with cabinets being installed
Classroom casework installation – Sept. 2021
first floor of a building under construction with orange material on outside
Window installation nearly complete – Sept. 2021
a concrete and steel stairway
Window installation nearly complete – Sept. 2021
a ceiling with metal tubing and air handling vents
Mechanical rough-in nearly complete – Sept. 2021
the corner of a two story building with new siding
Siding installation complete with exterior painting in progress – Oct. 2021
One side of two story building with windows and peaked roof over the entry
Entry with siding nearly complete – Oct. 2021
looking down a stairway from the top toward a landing where it reverses. there are windows straight ahead
Interior stair painting nearly complete – Oct. 2021
a classroom with white boards and carpet installed and the ceiling tiles stacked on the floor
Ceiling installation in a classroom – Oct. 2021
a classroom space that has carpet and some cabinets installed with the ceiling grid still empty
Classroom cabinets completed – Oct. 2021
a white boared has tack board on each side and electrical outlets above and below
Wall coverings and tackable surfaces being installed – Oct. 2021
a small space with a toilet has blue tiles on two walls
Restroom tiling nearly complete – Oct. 2021

About the Project

The original Frantz Coe Elementary School, built in 1907, was destroyed by fire in 2001. The current 75,214-square-foot building was constructed in 2003. This project will construct a six-classroom addition.

Design : Mahlum Architects

Construction: Western Ventures Construction, Inc.

Funding Source: Funded by State of Washington Distressed Schools Grant.


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Project Manager : David L. Jackson, 206.735.8957,

Frantz H. Coe Elementary School

2424 7th Ave W
Seattle, WA 98119

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