Madison Middle School Classroom Addition

A classroom addition is being added. The school will remain onsite during construction.


graphic showing project phases; with we are here in construction box see timeline below
  • 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.

Learn what happens in these project phases

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

  • Poured elevator pit
  • Removed forms from the concrete footings
  • Poured exterior stem walls

Major Activity Planned for November 2021

  • Pour concrete slab
  • Set up crane to erect structural steel

Project Photos

a site plan drawing showing the campus and where the addition
Project site plan showing work area and addition
a dirt lot that has been graded into various levels
Excavation and grading at the site of the new addition
a dirt lot with wood concrete forms standing upright
Form layout to prepare for concrete footings
a construction site with wood frames around concrete
Concrete footings – Sept. 2021
a building with construction materials next to it
Sound barriers being installed – Sept. 2021
wood forms with rebar inside at a construction project
Forms and rebar ready for stem wall concrete – Oct. 2021
a concrete half height wall with wood near it
Concrete poured for the exterior stem wall – Oct. 2021
a concrete wall steps up a hill and has black globs on it
Beginning waterproofing installation on stem wall – Oct. 2021
a concrete wall steps up a hill and has black paint on it to about halfway up
Waterproofing adhesive being applied to stem wall – Oct. 2021

About the 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.

Drawing of view from SW Hinds Street

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.


Construction Project Questions or Comments

Project Manager: Matisia Hollingsworth,

James Madison Middle School

3429 45th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116

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