Kimball Elementary Replacement Project

graphic showing project phases; see timeline below

Learn what happens during these construction phases

The existing building is being removed and replaced with a new school building on the same site.

Kimball Elementary has been relocated to the interim site at Van Asselt School, 7201 Beacon Ave. S., for the 2021-22 school year and the 2022-23 school year.


  • Predesign phase complete
  • Schematic design phase complete
  • Design development phase complete
  • Construction documents/permitting phase complete
  • Bid and award phase complete
  • Construction in progress
  • School opens Fall 2023

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 September 2021

Furniture moved to interim site.

Phase I: Demolition

  • Continued demolition; nearly complete
  • Demolition video

Phase II: Construction

  • Issued Notice to Proceed to Cornerstone General Contractors

Major Activity Planned for October 2021

Phase I: Demolition

  • Complete demolition

Phase II: Construction

  • Excavate for placement of concrete footings for new building
  • Excavate for utility installation

Project Photos

About the Project

The new three-story Kimball Elementary School will provide the spaces and resources that students need for academic success. The approximately 95,000 square foot school will meet the district’s elementary educational specifications and provide space for up to 650 students. A collaborative process resulted in a plan that preserves valuable outdoor spaces that will be used for both education and recreation. The design is organized into learning clusters with classrooms surrounding learning commons. It will have secure points of entry with visitor access controlled by the administration office.

Sustainable design features work toward the district goal of net-zero energy usage including a geothermal heating system, energy-efficient lighting, and solar panel readiness for a future installation.

A School Design Advisory Team (SDAT) that included the principal, staff, teachers, parents, and community members advised the school architect. This collaborative approach resulted in an equitable, safe, and inspiring learning environment for the Kimball school community. The new school building was thoughtfully designed to fit into the neighborhood with color choices that reflect natural elements. A canopy will provide a waiting and gathering area near the front entrance.

Design firm: NAC Architecture

Contractor : Cornerstone Construction

Project Budget: $86.4M

Funding Source: Funded by the Building Excellence V (BEX V) Capital Levy, approved by Seattle voters in 2019.

Video Tour: View an animated video tour of the new school building from NAC Architecture.

Kimball Virtual Design Tour Walk Through


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Project manager : Paul Wight,, 206.252.0648

Kimball Elementary School

3200 23rd Avenue

Interim Site: Van Asselt School

7201 Beacon Avenue S.

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