Projects

Other Construction

2021 Summer Construction Projects

Most school construction projects are funded by voter-approved capital levies. Additional funding may be provided by grants.

While major school construction projects — school replacement, modernization, and additions — take multiple years, smaller projects are scheduled during the summer break to avoid disruption to teaching and learning.

Often termed summer projects because of the timing, most of these projects are also referred to as  systems projects because they involve part of the school building’s systems: heating and ventilation, safety, security, windows and doors, roofing, electrical or plumbing, playgrounds and other site improvements, exterior cladding (siding, painting, repairs), and seismic improvements for earthquake safety. 

Projects starting in summer 2021 or that are underway are funded by the 2009 Buildings, Technology, and Academics III Capital Levy (BTA III), the 2013 Building Excellence IV Capital Levy (BEX IV), the 2016 Buildings, Technology, and Academics IV Capital Levy (BTA IV), and the 2019 Building Excellence V Capital Levy (BEX V).

Alder Academy

Technology and furniture installation for four new general education classrooms and one Special Education classroom at King County Youth Detention Center.

Ballard High School

Masonry restoration project

  • Expected completion: Fall 2021
  • Project design: Stemper Architects
  • Construction: CDK Construction
  • Project manager: Mark Emelko, mmemelko@seattleschools.org
  • Funding: BTA IV

Boren, Lousia STEM K-8

Replace original boiler and system controls

  • Expected start: June 21, 2021
  • Expected completion: Fall 2021
  • Architect: BuildingWork
  • Contractor: Western Ventures Construction, Inc.
  • Project Manager: Tom Gut, twgut@seattleschools.org
  • Funding: BEX V

Capacity Projects

Install presentation walls, furniture, and technology to add new general education classrooms at Emerson Elementary School, John Marshall School, Pathfinder K-8, and Rainier View Elementary School.

Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Relocate furnishings and equipment and make classroom alterations to move the Nursing Skills Center from West Seattle High School to Franklin High School.

Cascade Parent Partnership at North Queen Anne School

Upgrade school building to better meet the needs of Cascade Parent Partnership.

  • Expected completion: Fall 2022
  • Project Design: Studio Meng Strazzara
  • Construction: TBD
  • Project Manager: Mark Emelko, mmemelko@seattleschools.org
  • Funding: BTA IV, BEX V

Cascade Parent Partnership will be at an interim location for the 2021-22 school year.

John Marshall School
520 NE Ravenna Blvd. Seattle, WA 98115

Early Learning

Make building modifications for at Cascadia Elementary School to allow for dual use of childcare and kindergarten classrooms.

Franklin High School

Replace gymnasium roof; make associated masonry repairs and seismic improvements for earthquake safety

  • Expected completion: August 2021
  • Project Design: Miller Hayashi Architects
  • Construction: TBD
  • Project Manager: Mark Emelko, mmemelko@seattleschools.org
  • Funding: BEX V

 Garfield High School

Restoration of historic doors and courtyard waterproofing.

Gatewood Elementary School

Remove and replace existing playground with new play equipment and safety surface

  • Expected start: Aug. 1, 2021
  • Expected completion: Fall 2021
  • Landscape Architect: Osborn Consulting, Inc.
  • Contractor: Buell Recreation
  • Project Manager: Conrad Plyler, caplyler@seattleschools.org
  • Funding: BEX V

Hay Elementary School

Remove and replace existing playground with new play equipment and safety surface

  • Expected start: Aug. 1, 2021
  • Expected completion: Fall 2021
  • Landscape Architect: Osborn Consulting, Inc.
  • Contractor: Buell Recreation
  • Project Manager: Conrad Plyler, caplyler@seattleschools.org
  • Funding: BEX V

Lafayette Elementary School

Make seismic improvements to shear walls in classrooms and corridors for earthquake safety. Install fire sprinklers. Upgrade heating and ventilation system (HVAC).

Asbestos abatement of insulation materials will be required before the various HVAC mechanical components can be removed. The abatement, or removal process, is a monitored process to safely remove or handle any asbestos that may be in our older buildings in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local regulations. All work involving asbestos abatement will occur in areas with no student access (specifically the boiler room and utility tunnels).

SPS has hired an independent third-party environmental consulting firm, NOVO Laboratory and Consulting Services, who are certified to oversee this work and will ensure the work is being performed safely and in compliance with the project manual as well as all applicable federal, state, and local regulations.

  • Start: May 2021
  • Expected completion: Fall 2021
  • Project design: Roluda Architects, Inc.
  • Construction:Kassel & Associates, Inc.
  • Project manager: Tom Gut, twgut@seattleschools.org
  • Funding: BEX IV, BTA III

Leschi Elementary School

Relocate existing playground to new location in preparation for classroom addition.

Complete

  • Project Manager: Conrad Plyler, caplyler@seattleschools.org
  • Funding: BEX V

Lowell Elementary School

Make modifications to create a school-based health clinic

  • Expected completion: Fall 2021
  • Work performed by district shops
  • Project Manager: Mike Jenkins, mljenkins@seattleschools.org
  • Funding: Distressed Schools Grant

McClure Middle School

Make seismic improvements for earthquake safety. Upgrade science classrooms.

  • Expected start: June 21, 2021
  • Expected completion: Phase I, Fall 2021; Phase II, Fall 2022
  • Project Design: Rolluda Architects
  • Construction: CDK Construction
  • Project Manager: Milton Huertas, mjhuertas@seattleschools.org
  • Funding: BEX IV, BTA III

McGilvra Elementary School

Remove and replace synthetic field turf. Install new flagpole.

Complete: Fall 2021

  • Architect: Integrus Architects
  • Landscape Architect: Weisman Design Group
  • Contractor: Field Turf USA
  • Project Manager: Conrad Plyler, caplyler@seattleschools.org
  • Funding: BEX V

North Beach Elementary School

Make seismic improvements for earthquake safety. Replace exterior doors. Upgrade heating and ventilation systems.

  • Expected start: June 21, 2021
  • Expected completion: Phase I, Fall 2021; Phase II, Fall 2022
  • Project Design: Rolluda Architects
  • Construction: FORMA Construction
  • Project Manager: Milton Huertas, mjhuertas@seattleschools.org
  • Funding: BEX IV, BEX V, Distressed Schools Grant

Nova at Horace Mann School

Make modifications to provide space for school health clinic.

  • Expected completion: Fall 2021
  • Work done by district shops
  • Project Manager: Mike Jenkins, mljenkins@seattleschools.org
  • Funding: King County Public Health

Nutritional Services Projects

Investigate conditions and conduct selective demolition for new food service equipment and modifications at Blaine K-8 School, Decatur Elementary School, Franklin High School, Green Lake Elementary School, Greenwood Elementary School, Lawton Elementary School, Lowell Elementary School, North Beach Elementary School, and Salmon Bay K-8 School.

Roxhill School Building

Make seismic improvements to increase earthquake safety: Lower chimney, improve shear wall capacity in classrooms, improve roof-to-wall connections in gymnasium, auditorium, and covered play area

  • Expected start: June 21, 2021
  • Expected completion: Fall 2021
  • Architect: Harthorne Hagen Architects
  • Contractor: MJ Takisaki, Inc.
  • Project Manager: Tom Gut, twgut@seattleschools.org
  • Funding: BEX IV

Signage

Install signage for name change from Southwest Athletic Complex to Nino Cantu Southwest Athletic Complex.

Special Education Projects

Make building modifications to meet the needs of Special Education programs.

Aki Kurose Middle School: Construct three areas of refuge (fire-rated rooms at stair landings) to address life safety for students who cannot walk down the stairs.

Garfield High School, Lincoln High School, and Roxhill School: Make site modifications for life skills including cabinetry modifications and new electric range oven.

Stanford Center for Educational Excellence

Renovate the district’s central kitchen at the John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence (JSCEE) including installation of a new grease interceptor, new boiler for cooking, new dishwasher, and room configuration changes

  • Expected start: September 2021
  • Expected completion: Winter 2021
  • Architect: ibi Group Architects
  • Contractor: TBD
  • Project Manager, Milton Huertas, mjhuertas@seattleschools.org
  • Funding: BEX V

View Ridge Elementary School

Remove and replace existing playground with new play equipment and safety surface.

Expected start: Aug. 1, 2021

Expected completion: Fall 2021

  • Landcape Architect: Osborn Consulting, Inc.
  • Contractor: Northwest Playgrounds
  • Project Manager: Conrad Plyler, caplyler@seattleschools.org
  • Funding: BEX V

Washington Middle School

Two phase project to make seismic improvements for earthquake safety.

  • Expected start: June 21, 2021
  • Expected completion: Phase I, Fall 2021; Phase II, Fall 2022
  • Project Architect: Rolluda Architects
  • Contractor: Lincoln Construction
  • Project Manager: Milton Huertas, mjhuertas@seattleschools.org
  • Funding: BEX IV

Wolf, Hazel K-8 School at Pinehurst

Make improvements to grass playfield.

Expected start date: June 28, 2021

Expected completion: Fall 2021

  • Landscape Architect: Site Workshop
  • Civil Engineer: Coughlin Porter Lundeen
  • Contractor: Premier Field Development
  • Project Manager: Conrad Plyler, caplyler@seattleschools.org
  • Funding: BEX V

West Seattle High School

Roof replacement project including work at historic steep-slope tile roofs, steep-slope standing seam roofs, and low-slope roofs. Also included manufacture of replacement for historic spire, which had been missing since an earlier roofing project. 

Complete: June 2021

  • Project design: Stemper Architecture Collaborative
  • Construction: Wayne’s Roofing
  • Project manager: Mark Emelko