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Recent Completed Projects


James Madison Middle School Classroom Addition

Classroom addition completed summer 2022.


construction progress graphic showing school Open
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Addition Project Photos

a site plan drawing showing the campus and where the addition
Project site plan showing work area and addition
a construction site with wood frames around concrete
Concrete footings – Sept. 2021
wood forms with rebar inside at a construction project
Forms and rebar ready for stem wall concrete – Oct. 2021
concrete is being pumped into framing with workers guiding the nozzle
First pump delivery of concrete for slab-on-grade for addition – Nov. 2021
a structural steel framework has a top beam with a flag and an evergreen tree
Last beam placed to top out steel erection on Nov. 19, 2021
a steel frame has braces and metal decking above a concrete floor
Structural steel and steel floor bracing in place with metal decking installed – Dec. 2021
a concrete frame lined with black with a steel framework in the background
Bioretention planter on west side of new addition – Dec. 2021
white tile wall with gray tile stripes
Restroom wall tile on floor 1 – June 2022
a building under construction shows steel wall supports within a structural steel frame
Exterior metal stud framing continues around the building, and the roof metal deck installation is complete – Jan. 2022
a concrete floor with a framed corner wall and a metal ceiling
Framing window openings – Jan. 2022
a framed floor with a grid on it has a hole in that has two edges for a stairway going down
Steel installation for main staircase – Jan. 2022
a view looking up at a 2 story building under construction
Metal stud wall installation view from sidewalk – Jan. 2022
aerial view directly over a building under construction showing a narrow connection to the existing building, a road at the top of the image, and a parking lot to the left
Aerial view of the addition project – Jan. 2022
interior of a building under construction with steel stud framing and steel brace frames
Interior wall framing with brace frames between classrooms – Feb. 2022
a concrete ramp on a building under construction
Floor 2 connection ramp to existing building courtyard – Feb. 2022
a building under construction
Exterior metal stud framing where addition connects to existing building – Feb. 2022
a concrete stairway on one level with a wood stairway on the next level down
Precast concrete stair installation – Mar. 2022
a stair under construction with fresh poured concrete below it
Installing the concrete bench below the stair
a small room at a construction site
Installing the elevator cab – April 2022
cabinets in a large unfinished room
Typical classroom cabinetry – April 2022
a 2 story building on a hill. it's orange
Waterproofing membrane installed on north side of new addition, May 2022
two people working on large platforms by some stairs
Trimming out the wood for the under-stair seating on the floor 1, May 2022
metal panels on a wall
Installation of flat metal panels on south side of new addition, May 2022
narrow horizonal windows under cabinets
First floor science classroom window, May 2022
a bulldog carved into a stairway wall
Bulldog school mascot graphic on stairway – June 2022
a 2 story building on a hill -- half gray, half orange
Metal panels installed on one part of addition – June 2022
exterior of a two story brick and metal clad building
North side of the new classroom addition – Aug. 2022
a brick and metal clas building with a concrete planter
Bioretention planter on west side of new addition – Aug. 2022
plywood tempoary stairs with railings and acoutical panels
Stair guardrail panels and acoustic panels looking down from floor 2 – Aug. 2022
a room with cabinents and carpet
Second floor classroom with cabinetry and carpet installed – Aug. 2022
a ahllway with three tone walls
Second floor hallway looking north toward top of stairs – Aug. 2022
wood benches with a concrete ramp and windows
Bench seating on the landing to the second floor exit to the courtyard -Aug. 2022
a metal clad wing of a brick building
Permeable concrete in the courtyard – Sept. 2022
plants in pots sit on top of soil in front of a brick building
Courtyard landscaping in process on south side of addition – Sept. 2022
fresh concrete poured for exterior stairs in front of a brick building
New concrete stairs lead to existing building – Sept. 2022
an asphalt parking lot with framing next to it for a shelter
Newly paved and striped north parking lot with bike shelter – Sept. 2022
a hallway with open doors
First floor hallway connection between existing and new addition – Sept. 2022
an interior stairway with handrails
Stairway and handrails looking up in new addition – Sept. 2022
plants and rocks in front of a brick building
Landscaping on northeast side of addition – Oct. 2022
a brick building with a garden has dirt sprayed with greenish gray material
Installed hydroseed near addition – Oct. 2022
a fenced in space with bike racks inside and plants on outside
New bike shelter and fencing with new landscaping – Oct. 2022
a field and track has portables in one corner and green-gray material on dirt
Hydroseeded field area where laydown area was for construction – Oct. 2022

About the Addition Project

A new 12,500 square-foot, two-story addition on the north side of the school includes six new general classrooms, two new science classrooms, and learning support spaces. All classrooms have large windows to allow natural light into the rooms. The addition relieves overcrowding and provides resources that students need for academic success.

After construction, all portable classrooms were removed from the school grounds.

School Design: Studio Meng Strazzara

Construction: Forma Construction

Project Budget: $10.5M

Funding Source: Funded by State of Washington Distressed Schools Grant and the BEX V Capital Levy approved by voters in 2019.

School Design Advisory Team

The School Design Advisory Team (SDAT) met virtually because of the pandemic. Information about SDAT and meeting minutes are posted.