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Lincoln Phase II

Lincoln High School Modernization Project, Phase II

construction project progress graphic showing under construction


  • Predesign phase complete, both phases
  • Schematic Design phase complete both phases
  • Design Development complete for both phases
  • Construction Documents and Permitting phase in progress: Phase 2B
  • Bid and Award Contracts: Phase 2A complete; Phase 2B in progress
  • Construction: Phase 2A in progress; Phase 2B starts November 2021
  • Project areas open Fall 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 June 2022

Work continued in the courtyard, including sidewalk demolition. Finishes in the east gym lobby are nearly complete. Installation of gym bleachers and gym floor refinishing began. The elevator shaft structure is complete and ready for elevator installation. In the theater building, hazardous materials abatement and demolition continued, and shotcrete was installed in the auditorium. Wallboard installation began in the CTE building.

Major Activity Planned for July 2022

Construction began on the concrete seating steps on the courtyard. In the gym building, the bleachers and floors will be finished. The locker room finishes, including lockers, will be complete. Elevator installation will begin. Abatement will be completed in the theater building, and lighting will be installed in the performing arts center. Roof coating will start. Work in the CTE building includes installation of the hood and soffit and completing the roof replacement.

Project Progress Photos

monitor glass windows on a roof
Roofing and monitor glass installation continues with water penetration test – Nov. 2021
Adding roof drains and preparing for MDF paneling in the gym - Nov. 2021
Adding roof drains and preparing for MDF paneling in the gym – Nov. 2021
people in safety vests and hats looking at demolition
Start of phase 2B demolition in gym lobby restrooms – Nov. 2021
a lift truck in front of a 2-story building that is covered in plastic film
Demolition at the southwest corner of the gym for future elevator and lobby expansion – Dec. 2021
interior demolition down to a dirt and gravel base with pipes sticking up. walls are concrete block
Demolition of the gym lobby restrooms – Dec. 2021
a trench with rebar is seen in the middle of a concrete floor with construction materials around it
Preparing for concrete at the location of the concession stand expansion – Dec. 2021
a two-story L-shaped building has plastic covering the sides where the outside has been removed
Demolition for future elevator expansion – Jan. 2022
wall with a basketball hoop
Gym finishes and equipment – Jan. 2022
a concrete block wall with a hole from floor to ceiling showing a steel post in the center
Structural steel installed for Performing Arts Center restrooms – Jan. 2022
partial view of a gymnasium with a wood floor, protective padding on lower part of wall, and skylights
Gymnasium back in use by school – bleachers and floor refinish summer 2022 – Feb. 2022
an existing wall with a trench below it that has seismic supports installed
Micropiles and grade beam at the auditorium to improve seismic safety – Feb. 2022
a room under construction with metal framing and a ladder
Plumbing rough in and framing for the gym lobby restrooms – Feb. 2022
a room under construciton with a new steel beam going from floor to ceiling
Structural steel installed in the CTE wing for seismic improvements – Feb. 2022
a large room with white boards on one wall and partial carpet in a curved space
School has reoccupied the band, choir, and orchestra rooms – Mar. 2022
metal framing in a room with a concrete floor
Framing for the locker room changing stalls – Mar. 2022
a concrete platform and wall are being demolished
Preparation for the elevator expansion for the gym and locker area
a building under construction
Upper gym roof completed with space waiting for the elevator expansion – April 2022
a tiled room is having the tiles removed
Demolition of the auditorium restrooms – April 2022
back stage area with plastic wrapping the walls and front
Demolition and hazardous materials abatement on the stage area
a worker is finishing concrete
Ramp poured for access to the CTE classroom area – April 2022
workers are lifting steel into place in front of windows
Erecting brace frames in the CTE classrooms – April 2022
interior of a construction site
Micropile installation complete to improve seismic safety – April 2022
people working with machines on a roof
Roof replacement on CTE area, May 2022
duct work in the ceiling of a large room under construction
Duct work being installed in CTE space, May 2022
a brick masonry column in front of a building
Walls for the elevator shaft in the CTE area complete, May 2022
brick partly installed on the ground level of a building exterior
Brick installation outside of the east lobby, May 2022
a room under construction with some cabinets
Casework in the east lobby, May 2022
a concrete truck is pumping concrete
Pouring the concrete site walls at the courtyard, May 2022
steel being installed in the outside corner of a building
Structural steel installation for the elevator addition – June 2022
a corner with windows on each side
East gym lobby masonry complete for ticket window – June 2022
a red tiled wall with pipes
Tile installed in gymnasium basement – June 2022

About the Project

This project is the second part of the Lincoln High School modernization project. It includes voluntary seismic improvements to the east buildings on the campus, added in 1959. It also includes improvements to the gymnasium, performing arts center/auditorium, and Career & Technical Education classroom.

The first part of the Lincoln modernization was completed in 2019, allowing the school to open as a new attendance area high school in Fall 2019.

There are two phases to this project. 

Phase 2A: Gymnasium 

  • Voluntary seismic upgrades
  • ADA-compliant accessibility upgrades
  • Locker room renovation
  • Roof replacement

Phase 2B: Auditorium, Performing Arts Center, and CTE

  • Voluntary seismic upgrades
  • ADA-compliant accessibility upgrades
  • Interior upgrades
  • Roof replacement

Students, school leadership, and teachers participated in the schematic design process for phases 2A and 2B. 

Design : Mahlum Architects

Construction : Lydig Construction

Construction Management: CBRE Heery, Inc.

Project Budget: $29.0M

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

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CBRE Heery Senior Project Manager: Jennifer Everett,

Lincoln High School
4400 Interlake Ave. N
Seattle, WA 98103


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