Northgate Elementary School Replacement Project
The existing school building is being replaced with a new school building on the same site. Northgate Elementary School will remain onsite during construction. Once the new building is complete, the school will move to the new building. The old building will be demolished, and a new field and play areas will be constructed.
Upon opening, the school will be renamed James Baldwin Elementary, a name chosen by the school staff and families.
- Pre-design phase complete
- Schematic design phase complete
- Design development phase complete
- Construction documents/permitting
- Bid and award phase complete
- Construction in progress
- School opens Fall 2023
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 Completed in September 2021
- Began footing and stem wall installation, and waterproofing activities
- Started layout for major utility routing
- Completed street improvements on 1st Avenue NE
Major Activity Planned for October 2021
- Continue installing footings and waterproofing
- Continue layout for major utility routing
- Continue to form and pour stem walls
About the Project
The new two-story elementary school building will provide the spaces and resources that students need for academic success. The approximately 95,000 square foot school will meet the district’s elementary educational specifications and provide space for up to 650 students. A collaborative process resulted in a building designed to fit into the neighborhood. It will provide outdoor learning, play, and recreation areas.
Sustainable design features work toward the district energy goals. Features include a geothermal heating system, energy-efficient lighting, and solar panel readiness. No natural gas will be connected to the school.
The new school has been designed to provide an equitable, safe, and inspiring learning environment for the entire school community. Learning clusters will have classrooms surrounding learning commons.
View an animated video tour of the new school building from NAC Architecture.
Northgate Virtual Design Tour
Design Firm: NAC Architecture
General Contractor/Construction Management: Lydig Construction
Project Budget: $90.3M
Funding Source: Funded by the Building Excellence V (Building Excellence Capital Levy provides resources for school construction, renovations, and additions. More V) Capital Levy, approved by Seattle voters in 2019.
School Design Advisory Team
Learn about the School Design Advisory Team (SDAT) process and read meeting minutes.
Project Manager: Amanda Fulford, firstname.lastname@example.org, 206.252.0697
Northgate Elementary School
11725 1st Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98125