Madison Middle School Classroom Addition

project phase graphic timeline: see timeline below

Learn what happens during these design and construction phases


  • Predesign phase complete.
  • Schematic design phase complete.
  • Design development phase complete.
  • Construction documents and permitting phase in progress.
  • Bid and award contracts phase begins Winter 2021.
  • Construction phase begins Spring 2021.
  • Addition opens Fall 2022.

Current Project Phase: Construction Documents and Permitting 

Project Design

A new two-story addition on the north side of the school will include six new general classrooms, two new science classrooms, and learning support spaces. All classrooms will have large windows to allow natural light into the rooms. The addition will relieve overcrowding and provide resources that students need for academic success.

Proposed 2022 field improvements will include replacing the existing grass field with a new synthetic field with cork infill and add six shielded high-efficiency LED light poles to allow evening use. The new light poles are designed to control light spill-over and glare and minimize sky glow.

After construction, all portable classrooms will be removed from the school grounds.

a drawing of a 2 story building addition with grass around it

Drawing of view from SW Hinds Street

a drawing of a 2 story building addition with grass around it

Drawing of view from SW Hinds Street


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 2021

  • Received permits to demolish some portables and move others
  • Contracting in progress with Forma Construction
  • Held SCWA Pre-Job meeting with Forma Construction

Major Activity Planned for July 2021

  • Building Permits approval
  • Issue Notice to Proceed to Forma Construction
  • Begin construction

Project Overview

A 12,500-square-foot classroom addition will be constructed at Madison Middle School to accommodate enrollment growth.

Project Manager: Matisia Hollingsworth,

School Design: Studio Meng Strazzara

Construction: Forma Construction

Project Budget: $10.5M

Funding Source: Funded by State of Washington Distressed Schools Grant

School Design Advisory Team

The School Design Advisory Team (SDAT) met virtually because of the pandemic. Information about SDAT and meeting minutes are posted.

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3429 45th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116

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