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Leschi Elementary School Classroom Addition

A four-classroom addition completed in summer 2022.

    Project Photos

    a brick building with scaffolding and construction materials
    Installation of exterior brick masonry underway – June 2022
    part of a building with bricks partly installed
    Classroom windows on the first floor plus brick masonry installation – June 2022
    a scaffolding in front of windows with brick partially around them
    Exterior brick laid around the 1st floor window openings, May 2022
    people on a scaffolding putting brick on a building
    Installing the exterior brick on the north side of the addition, May 2022
    a large room with unpainted drywall
    Drywall installation complete in 2nd floor classroom, May 2022
    ducts connect to a machine
    Piping and duct work connected to the heat pump in the attic, May 2022
    one side of a building under construction
    North side of the addition – April 2022
    wood forms set into the ground
    Form work for new concrete retaining walls, stair, and ramp to addition – April 2022
    interior of a building under construction
    Ground floor of addition with insulation and duct work going in – April 2022
    interior of a room under construction
    Insulation, vapor barrier, and wall board being installed on the 2nd floor of the addition – April 2022
    interior of a room under construction with studs and electrical lines
    Interior view of 2nd floor – March 2022
    a partially buillt 2 story building with plastic over the entry
    Weather-resistant barrier on the exterior of new addition – Mar. 2022
    workers installing a roof under a blue sky
    Roof installation – Feb. 2022
    a room under constructon has metal conduit and other materials stacked in it
    Materials staging for installation – Feb. 2022
    a partially constructed 2 story building addition attached to a brick wall
    Floor walls and decking installed, west side of new addition – Dec. 2021
    a partially finished interior with wiring runs up the wall studs and across the ceiling joists
    Electrical runs in new addition – Dec. 2021
    a building under construction with a one story partial building attached to an existing 2-story building
    Addition second floor decking complete – Nov. 2021
    a one story building addition under construction is attached to a brick building
    1st floor east side classroom wall framing complete – Nov. 2021
    a peaked roof of a building has plastic protecting the interior and steel columns in front of it
    All four structural steel columns erected – Nov. 2021
    wood walls in front of an existing building with mud in front
    Exterior wood walls erected – Oct. 2021
    a wood wall with windows cut out
    Windows cut into walls for the classroom addition – Oct. 2021
    a partially framed building with a concrete floor
    Wood framing, bracing, and truss installed – Oct. 2021
    a building with a wall removed and Tyvek sheathing installed
    Prep work where addition will attach to existing school – Sept. 2021
    a building with the siding removed and low concrete rectangle walls
    Concrete stem walls – Sept. 2021
    a building with the siding removed and wood forms for concrete stem walls
    Concrete stem walls with forms in place – Sept. 2021
    a playground with a play structure and children
    Playground moved to new location in preparation for addition – Aug. 2021
    site plan drawing showing existing school and buiding addition
    Project site plan
    a 2-story brick building with a construction digger
    North side of new addition with brick installed – Aug. 2022
    concrete stairs and ramp under construction
    New stair and ramp rails along north side of addition – Aug. 2022
    a large empty room with cabinets
    Casework installation in a classroom in the new addition – Aug. 2022
    entry doors between two walls
    New main entry doors near administration in existing building
    a 2-story building with brick exterior and a door in the center
    Landscaping and sidewalks in progress – Sept. 2022
    an asphalt area with a fence and stairs
    New asphalt patch on upper playground with new stair rails – Sept. 2022
    small plants in front of a brick building with soil in front of the garden area
    Landscape plants and irrigation for the bioswale – Sept. 2022
    a downspout on a brick building with a drainage area below
    Downspouts lead to catch basin – Sept. 2022
    bike racks inside a fence by a brick building
    New covered bike rakes on southeast side of new addition – Sept. 2022
    a brick building with a partially planted garden
    Planting and installing irrigation – Oct. 2022
    a bike rack in front of plants with a brick building
    Bike rack installed at front of campus – Oct. 2022

    About the Project

    The two-story four-classroom new addition relieves overcrowding and helps students succeed. The design ties into and blends in with the existing masonry school building.

    The new addition is located at the north end of the existing school and includes some new landscaping, bio-filtration, and a new secure bicycle storage area. The existing playground was relocated to allow for construction of the addition.

    Changes to the administration area and main entrance created a secure entry vestibule that directs visitors into the office area to increase school safety. The fire alarm system was replaced.

    Creating this additional educational space has allowed preschool to return to the school.

    Project Design: TCF Architecture

    Construction: Bayley Construction

    Project Budget: $4.4M

    Funding Source: Washington State Distressed Schools Grant