Mercer International Middle School Replacement Project

project phase graphic showing currently in schematic design

Mercer International Middle School will be replaced with a new school building on the same campus. The school will be located at an interim site for the 2023-2024 and the 2024-25 school year.


  • Pre-design phase complete
  • Schematic design phase in progress
  • Design development phase begins Fall 2021
  • Construction documents/permitting phase begins Spring 2022
  • Bid and award phase begins Summer/Fall 2023
  • Construction begins Winter 2023-2024
  • School opens Fall 2025

Recent Progress

Regular monthly 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

  • Continued Schematic Design phase
  • Received hazardous materials report

Major Activity Planned for November 2021

  • Review traffic safety plan

About the Project

The 2019 Building Excellence V (BEX V) Capital Levy will fund a new replacement school building for Mercer International Middle School. It will also provide technology equipment and services, such as computers, peripherals, printers, and other technology for teaching and learning.

Interim Location: During construction, Mercer International Middle School will be located at the Van Asselt School Interim Site, 7201 Beacon Ave. S. An addition is being constructed at that location to convert it to a site large enough for temporary use by middle schools. 

Construction Management Firm: Shiels Obletz Johnsen, Inc. (SOJ)

School Design : Bassetti Architects

School Construction: Cornerstone Construction, Inc.

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

Budget: $152.5M

Contact Us

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SOJ Construction Manager: Justine Kim

Asa Mercer International Middle School
1600 S Columbian Way
Seattle, WA 98108

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