James Madison Middle School Classroom Addition and Field Improvements
A classroom addition is being built. Field improvements are proposed for 2023. The school will remain onsite during construction.
Timeline — Addition Project
- Predesign phase complete.
- Schematic design phase complete.
- Design development phase complete.
- Construction documents and permitting phase complete.
- Bid and award contracts phase begins complete.
- Construction phase in progress.
- Addition opens Fall 2022.
Athletic Field Lighting Project
Seattle Public Schools proposes to install athletic field lighting at Madison Middle School that exceeds the maximum height permitted by Seattle Municipal Code. Seattle Public Schools is seeking a special exception from the City of Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections (SDCI).
As part of the required process, Seattle Public Schools held a virtual Master Use Permit (MUP) workshop to gather feedback, comments, and suggestions from residents within 1/8 of a mile of the proposed field lighting project. The workshop was held Wednesday, Feb 16, 2022.
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Field improvements are expected to be scheduled summer 2023.
Recent Progress — Addition Project
Progress updates are posted for the previous month the week after the monthly Building Excellence Capital Levy provides resources for school construction, renovations, and additions. More and Building Renovations, Technology and Academic/Athletics Levy provides resources for seismic improvements, roof More Capital Levies Oversight Committee meetings. These meetings typically take place on the first Friday of each month.
Major Activity in April 2022
Several parts of this project wrapped up in April. Exterior waterproofing, interior metal stud framing, and drywall are complete on the first and second floors. The mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems now have finished trim. Casework installation is done.
Major Activity Planned for May 2022
This month, installation of windows, doors, and door hardware begins. Work continues on the elevator and roof.
Project Webcam and Progress Photos
About the Addition Project
A new 12,500 square-foot, 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.
School Design: Studio Meng Strazzara
Construction: Forma Construction
Project Budget: $10.5M
Funding Source: Funded by State of Washington Distressed Schools Grant and the Building Excellence Capital Levy provides resources for school construction, renovations, and additions. More V Capital Levy approved by voters in 2019.
School Design Advisory Team
The School Design Advisory Team (SDAT) met virtually because of the pandemic. Information about SDAT and meeting minutes are posted.
Project Manager — Addition Project: Matisia Hollingsworth, firstname.lastname@example.org
Project Manager — Field Lighting Improvement Project: Conrad Plyler, email@example.com
James Madison Middle School
3429 45th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116