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Leschi Elementary School Classroom Addition

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


construction project progress graphic showing under construction
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.

Major Activity in June 2022

Completed: Installation of mechanical ductwork, electrical, and plumbing systems; installation of heat pumps in the attic; interior painting; and door frame installation.

In progress: Exterior masonry brick, roof shingles, and window installation.

Started: Casework installation

Major Activity Planned in July 2022

This month, equipment will be started. Work will be completed on expansion joints, doors and hardware, ceiling grids, and carpet tile. The site wall stair and ramp will be poured.

Project Progress Photos

a brick building with scaffolding and construction materials
Installation of exterior brick masonry underway – June 2022
part of a building with bricks partly installed
Classroom windows on the first floor plus brick masonry installation – June 2022
a scaffolding in front of windows with brick partially around them
Exterior brick laid around the 1st floor window openings, May 2022
people on a scaffolding putting brick on a building
Installing the exterior brick on the north side of the addition, May 2022
a large room with unpainted drywall
Drywall installation complete in 2nd floor classroom, May 2022
ducts connect to a machine
Piping and duct work connected to the heat pump in the attic, May 2022
one side of a building under construction
North side of the addition – April 2022
wood forms set into the ground
Form work for new concrete retaining walls, stair, and ramp to addition – April 2022
interior of a building under construction
Ground floor of addition with insulation and duct work going in – April 2022
interior of a room under construction
Insulation, vapor barrier, and wall board being installed on the 2nd floor of the addition – April 2022
interior of a room under construction with studs and electrical lines
Interior view of 2nd floor – March 2022
a partially buillt 2 story building with plastic over the entry
Weather-resistant barrier on the exterior of new addition – Mar. 2022
workers installing a roof under a blue sky
Roof installation – Feb. 2022
a room under constructon has metal conduit and other materials stacked in it
Materials staging for installation – Feb. 2022
a partially constructed 2 story building addition attached to a brick wall
Floor walls and decking installed, west side of new addition – Dec. 2021
a partially finished interior with wiring runs up the wall studs and across the ceiling joists
Electrical runs in new addition – Dec. 2021
a building under construction with a one story partial building attached to an existing 2-story building
Addition second floor decking complete – Nov. 2021
a one story building addition under construction is attached to a brick building
1st floor east side classroom wall framing complete – Nov. 2021
a peaked roof of a building has plastic protecting the interior and steel columns in front of it
All four structural steel columns erected – Nov. 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 low concrete rectangle walls
Concrete stem walls – 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 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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