Leschi Elementary School Classroom Addition

A four-classroom addition is being built. Leschi Elementary School will remain occupied during construction. 


graphic showing project phases; with we are here in construction box see timeline below
Learn what happens during these phases
  • Predesign phase complete
  • Schematic design phase complete
  • Design development phase complete
  • Construction documents and permitting complete
  • Bid and award phase complete
  • Construction in progress
  • Estimated completion: Summer 2022

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

  • Completed backfilling of concrete stem walls
  • Poured concrete slab

Major Activity Planned in November 2021

  • Erect wood frame walls
  • Begin structural steel erection

Project Photos

a building with tyvek wrap on one end and newly poured concrete in front of it
Concrete slab pour – Oct. 2021
wood walls in front of an existing building with mud in front
Exterior wood walls erected – Oct. 2021
a wood wall with windows cut out
Windows cut into walls for the classroom addition – Oct. 2021
a partially framed building with a concrete floor
Wood framing, bracing, and truss installed – Oct. 2021
a building with a wall removed and Tyvek sheathing installed
Prep work where addition will attach to existing school – Sept. 2021
a building with the siding removed and wood forms for concrete stem walls
Concrete stem walls with forms in place – Sept. 2021
a building with the siding removed and low concrete rectangle walls
Concrete stem walls – Sept. 2021
a playground with a play structure and children
Playground moved to new location in preparation for addition – Aug. 2021
site plan drawing showing existing school and buiding addition
Project site plan

About the Project

The two-story addition will include four new classrooms to relieve overcrowding and help students succeed. The design ties into and blends in with the existing masonry school building.

The new addition will be located at the north end of the existing school and will include some new landscaping, bio-filtration, and a new secure bicycle storage area. The existing playground will be relocated to allow for construction of the addition.

Changes to the administration area and main entrance will create a secure entry vestibule that directs visitors into the office area to increase school safety. The fire alarm system will also be replaced.

Creating this additional educational space will allow the return of preschool to the school. The school community and childcare will remain on site during the school year.

Project Design: TCF Architecture

Construction: Bayley Construction

Project Budget: $4.4M

Funding Source: Washington State Distressed Schools Grant

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Project Manager: Matisia Hollingsworth,, 206.252.0901

Leschi Elementary School

135 32nd Ave

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