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CPP at North Queen Anne

Cascade Parent Partnership at North Queen Anne School

Upgrade existing school building to better meet the needs of Cascade Parent Partnership.

Cascade Parent Partnership has reloacted to the interim site at John Marshall School, 520 NE Ravenna Blvd.

construction project progress graphic showing under construction
Learn about each project phase


Construction start: Fall 2021

Expected completion: January 2023

Recent Progress

May 2022

Demolition is complete including in the boiler room and the chimney stack. Classroom A/V mockup completed. Addressing cracking in concrete “roof”. Shotcrete installation is about to begin. Work is being planned to address drainage issues with cleanout locations proposed. The structural steel is onsite. Work is being done to address cracking found in the concrete ceiling.

Project Progress Photos

a hallway with doors opening off of it
Before-interior corridor facing east from main entrance
a hallway with doors. the floor is covered with protective material and the ceiling has been removed so you can see wires and beams
Interior corridor facing east from main entrance – demolition in progress – Feb. 2022
a corridor with a bulletin board on the wall and doors
Before: East corridor looking north
a corridor with skylights and walls stripped to the studs
East corridor looking north with demolition in progress – Feb. 2022
a large cast iron boiler with pipes coming out of it
Before: Boiler room prior to construction
a large room with demolition in progress
Boiler room demolition in progress – Feb. 2022
a steel panel says Seattle School Dist. No. 1 1913
Steel panel removed from original boiler dated 1913. Now a part of SPS archives.
a black board has chalked names on it
Chalkboard uncovered during demolition, signed by school staff in January 1938 – Unfortunately, it is a material painted onto wall board and cannot be removed and preserved – Feb. 2022
close up of the date Jan. 31, 1938
Close view of part of the 1938 signatures on the chalkboard – Feb. 2022
workers stand in front of a brick building that has holes for windows and a door, but they are filled with plywood
Exterior view of new door to outside on the east wall of the classroom area – Mar. 2022
a concrete wall has a space for a window with plywood instead of glass
Preparation for new window for the office, near the main entry – Mar. 2022
inside a large room that has large openings to other spaces
Inside the commons looking north – Mar. 2022
a large open space has windows that are closed off with wood and a pile of soile next to a trench
North side of main entry corridor looking north toward the new office – Mar. 2022
a double doorway with open doors has wood framed windows around it
Looking into the main entry corridor from the main entrance, looking east into the building – Mar. 2022
a driveway between chain link fences with a boarded up brick building
Entrance to the school site – April 2022
inside of a building under construction with wheelbarrows
The plywood is covering the space for the new window in the new office – April 2022
workers standing in a large open area in a building under construction
Looking east from the new office space toward what will be the library – April 2022
a concrete block room with a concret floor and a ladder
Demolition in the former boiler room is nearly complete – April 2022
A brick chimney that has had about 2/3 of the brick removed
Demolition of the chimney is nearly complete – April 2022
a concrete ceiling with a crack in it
Unexpected cracks need to be repaired, May 2022
a room under construction with a blackboard below bricks, there is an x on one wall
Proposed cleanout location marked with X, May 2022
a steel beam in a room under construction
Structural steel has been delivered and is being moved in, May 2022
a roof with a square area framed and covered with plastic
Chimney demolition complete, May 2022

About the Project

The North Queen Anne School building is undergoing upgrades to better meet the needs of Cascade Parent Partnership.

Work includes seismic upgrades for earthquake safety, expansion of the fire sprinklers and fire alarm system to connect the whole building, heating and ventilation system replacement, and electrical system upgrades. Interior floors, ceilings, and casework will be replaced.

Existing program spaces will be reconfigured and upgraded. Exterior doors will be added to the arts classroom and science classroom to provide access to outdoor areas for classroom projects. This the school administration area will be moved next to the main entrance. A new window will provide visibility to the entrance and parking lot. The commons/lunchroom space will have moveable glass walls that can open to the corridor — providing both natural light and the ability to enlarge the space for school gatherings.

Project Design: Studio Meng Strazzara

Contractor: Optimus Construction

Project Budget: $8.14 million

Funding sources: Funded by the Building Excellence V (BEX V) Capital Levy, approved by Seattle voters in 2019, and the Buildings, Technology, and Academics/Athletics IV (BTA IV) Capital Levy, approved by voters in 2016.

Project Manager: Mark Emelko,, 206-252-0670


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