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Lincoln Phase I

Lincoln High School Modernization Project

Phase I project completed. School opened Fall 2019.

About the Project

Lincoln High School was originally constructed in 1906, and subsequently expanded in 1914 and 1931. In addition, a gym, auditorium, music, and vocational wing were added to the east side of the site in 1959. The original west-side masonry building façade, interior stairwells, and site have been designated as historical landmarks by the City of Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board. The school was closed in 1981 and reopened in 1998 as an interim site for many school communities throughout the district.

By repurposing and modernizing the existing Lincoln School campus, the district was able to open Lincoln as a new comprehensive high school. The project included new classrooms, food service and cafeteria space; roof replacement; new energy-efficient systems; and seismic, mechanical, and electrical systems upgrades to the west-side four-story historic landmarked masonry buildings. Additions for a new entry, custodial storage, and mechanical spaces were also included.

Minimal upgrades were made to the east-side, 1959 gymnasium, and auditorium buildings. Additional funding is included in BEX V to modernize these buildings.

The 257,200 square-foot high school has capacity for up to 1,600 students in grades 9–12. The high school will include 48 classrooms, four career and technical education labs, 10 science labs, special education suite with occupational and physical therapy rooms, two multi-purpose spaces, library, commons/cafeteria, gymnasium, and a theater.

Design: Bassetti Architects

Construction: Lydig Construction

Construction Management Firm: CBRE | Heery


  • Design work began: Spring 2016
  • Construction began: Spring 2017
  • School opened: Fall 2019

Funding Sources

  • Buildings, Technology, and Academics IV (BTA IV) Capital Levy, approved by Seattle voters in 2016.
  • Building Excellence IV (BEX IV) Capital Lev, approved by Seattle voters in 2013.

Project Budget

$101.3 million

Lincoln High School
4400 Interlake Ave. N
Seattle, WA 98103

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