Seattle Public Schools


School Design Advisory Team

Mercer Middle School SDAT

Seattle Public Schools created the School Design Advisory Team (SDAT) process to allow each school community to have input into renovation of or construction of their school building. This process provides a means of integrating a school’s vision and educational goals into the design within the structure of the district Educational Specifications (Ed Specs). The result is refinement of the Ed Specs to create school-specific designs that support each school’s educational goals. School leadership, teachers, staff, parents, students, and community members participate in the SDAT through a series of workshops.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mercer International Middle School SDAT has been virtual.

SDAT Meeting Materials

Meeting 1: Feb. 23, 2021

Meeting 2: March 9, 2021

Meeting 3: April 6, 2021

Meeting 4: April 27, 2021

These images show breakout session work in which each group took the large program pieces and laid them out on the side drawing. The goal was to get a better understanding of desired adjacencies and program priorities. They were asked to think about questions such as, “Does that space need direct connection to green space?” and “What program pieces would you like students and visitors to see when they first arrive?”

SDAT 4 Group 1 Mural Board
image of a building with various colored boxes
image of a building with various colored boxes

Meeting 5: May 11, 2021

Meeting 6: June 8, 2021

Meeting 7, Eco Charrette: Sept. 21, 2021