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Recently Completed Summer Projects

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. Typically, the start date for these projects is after the end of the school year. Some projects may extend past summer, and some projects are done over two summers.

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.

2021 Projects

Projects completed or underway in summer 2021 were 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).

2021 Summer Construction Projects

Projects completed or underway in summer 2021 were 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

Funding: BTA IV

Boren, Lousia STEM K-8

Replace original boiler and system controls

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.

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.

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

Funding: BEX V

Hay Elementary School

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

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).

Funding: BEX IV, BTA III

Leschi Elementary School

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

Funding: BEX V

Lowell Elementary School

Make modifications to create a school-based health clinic

Funding: Distressed Schools Grant

McGilvra Elementary School

Remove and replace synthetic field turf. Install new flagpole.

Funding: BEX V

North Beach Elementary School

Nova at Horace Mann School

Make modifications to provide space for school health clinic.

Funding: King County Public Health

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

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.

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

View Ridge Elementary School

Remove and replace existing playground with new play equipment and safety surface. Funding: BEX V

2020 Summer/Systems Projects

Projects in 2020 were funded by 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).

Adams Elementary School: Install fire sprinklers (BTA III)

  • Project design: Rolluda ArchitectsConstruction: Good News Construction Group 

Addams (Jane Addams) Middle School Project 1: Replace athletic field using artificial turf with cork infill. Install field lights. (BEX V/BTA IV)

  • Project design: D.A. Hogan & Associates, Inc.Construction: Coast to Coast Turf (field), KCDA (lights)

Project 2: Repair parking lot. (BEX V)

  • Project design: KnitConstruction: TBD

Ballard High School:  Replace athletic field using artificial turf with cork infill. (BEX V)

  • Project design: D.A. Hogan & Associates, Inc.Construction: FieldTurf

Beacon Hill International Elementary School  Project 1: Make seismic (earthquake safety) improvements. (BEX IV)

  • Project design: Rolluda ArchitectsConstruction: Reynolds General Contracting, Inc.

Project 2: Remove existing playground surface. Install new safety tile surface. (BEX V)

  • Project design: Weisman Design GroupConstruction: KCDA

Broadview-Thomson K-8 School:  Continue project started last summer to make seismic (earthquake safety) improvements. (BEX IV)

  • Construction: Lincoln ConstructionProject design: DLR Group

Cedar Park Elementary School:  Build a restroom addition. (BTA IV and Washington Distressed Schools grant)

  • Project design: Studio Meng StrazzaraConstruction: TBD

Dearborn Park International Elementary School:  Remove existing northwest playground surface. Install new safety tile or synthetic turf. Remove plastic play curb from east playground. Install new concrete curb and ramp. Install new wood fiber safety surface. (BEX V)

  • Project design: Weisman Design GroupConstruction: KCDA

Dunlap Elementary School:  Remove existing play equipment and equipment. Install new play equipment and safety surface. (BEX V)

  • Project design: Weisman Design GroupConstruction: KCDA

Franklin High School:  Continue replacing doors and windows. (BTA IV)

  • Project design: Bassetti ArchitectsConstruction: Sheldrup Building Services

Green Lake Elementary School:  Remove selected existing play equipment, masonry walls, and playground safety surface. Install new play equipment, concrete wall, ramp, and playground safety surface. (BEX V)

  • Project design: Weisman Design GroupConstruction: KCDA

Hale (Nathan Hale) High School:  Replace athletic field using artificial turf with cork infill. Replace track surface and field event areas. (BTA IV)

  • Project design: D.A. Hogan & Associates, Inc.Construction: Coast to Coast Turf

Hawthorne Elementary School:  Remove surfacing and some play equipment. Install new play equipment and safety surfacing. (BEX V)

  • Project design: Weisman Design GroupConstruction: KCDA

Lowell Elementary School
Project 1: Remove existing play equipment and remove selected areas of wood fiber safety surfacing. Install new play equipment, safety surfacing, and curbs. (BEX V)

  • Project design: Weisman Design GroupConstruction: KCDA

Project 2: Repurpose classroom for health clinic.

  • Work performed by district shops

Maple Elementary School
Project 1: Make seismic (earthquake safety) improvements. (BEX IV)

  • Project design: Rolluda ArchitectsConstruction: Reynolds General Contracting

Project 2: Remove existing play equipment and asphalt. Install new playground and safety surfacing. (BEX V)

  • Project design: Weisman Design GroupConstruction: KCDA

McGilvra Elementary School:  Remove selected existing play equipment and asphalt. Install new play equipment and safety surfacing. (BEX V)

  • Project design: Weisman Design GroupConstruction: KCDA

Montlake Elementary School:  Remove existing play equipment, timber edging, and wood fiber safety surfacing. Install new playground equipment, rubber safety tiles, and perimeter tiles. These structures will be retained during the future modernization project. (BEX V)

  • Project design: Weisman Design GroupConstruction: KCDA

North Beach Elementary School:  Repair playground pavement (BEX V)

  • Project design: KnitConstruction: TBD

Olympic View Elementary School:  Remove select existing play equipment, select concrete, and fence panels. Install new play equipment, safety surfacing, fence panels, and concrete curbs and ramps. (BEX V)

  • Project design: Weisman Design GroupConstruction: KCDA

Orca K-8 School:  Make seismic (earthquake safety) improvements. (BEX IV)

  • Project design: Rolluda ArchitectsConstruction: TBD

Rising Star Elementary School:  Complete roof replacement that began last year.

  • Project design: Stemper Architecture CollaborativeConstruction: Wayne’s Roofing

Sacajawea Elementary School:  Repair south playground pavement. (BEX V)

  • Project design: KnitConstruction: TBD

Wedgwood Elementary School:  Make seismic (earthquake safety) improvements. Install roof coating. (BEX IV, BTA IV)

  • Project design: Stemper Architecture CollaborativeConstruction: 

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 includes historic brick restoration.

  • Project design: Stemper Architecture CollaborativeConstruction: Wayne’s Roofing

Whitman Middle School
Project 1: Make seismic (earthquake safety) improvements. (BEX IV).

  • Project design: Rolluda Architects, Inc.Construction: 

Project 2: Install field lights.

  • Project design: D.A. Hogan & AssociatesConstruction: KCDA

Portable Classrooms

Add portable classrooms to help manage school capacity at: Jane Addams Middle School, Broadview-Thomson K-8 School, and Mercer International Middle School.

  • Project design: Rolluda ArchitectsConstruction: Olympic Peninsula Construction

Capacity Projects

Make building modifications to help manage school capacity at: Broadview-Thomson K-8 School, Bryant Elementary School, B.F. Day Elementary School, Dunlap Elementary School, Eckstein Middle School, Emerson Elementary School, King (Martin Luther King) Elementary School, Mercer International Middle School, Seattle World School, West Seattle High School, and Whitman Middle School.

  • Work performed by district shops

Special Education Projects

Make building modifications to meet the needs of Special Education programs at: Jane Addams Middle School, Chief Sealth High School, Kimball Elementary School, Lafayette Elementary School, Mercer International Middle School, and Whittier Elementary School.

  • Work performed by district shops

Early Learning Projects

Make building modifications for early learning at: Cascadia Elementary School, B.F. Day Elementary School, Leschi Elementary School, and John Muir Elementary School.

  • Work performed by district shops

2019 Summer/Systems Projects

Projects in 2019 were funded by 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).

Ballard High School : Exterior masonry repairs. (BTA IV)

Blaine, Catharine K-8 School: Seismic improvements (earthquake safety). (BEX V)

Broadview-Thomson K-8 School : Phase I seismic improvements. (BEX IV)

Cascade Parent Partnership Program at North Queen Anne : Roof replacement. (BEX V)

Eckstein Middle School : Phase II seismic improvements. (BEX IV) Sunshades on south-facing windows. (State grant)

Franklin High School : Phase I doors and windows replacement. (BEX IV)

Garfield High School: Track and field improvements and field lighting. (BTA IV)

Laurelhurst Elementary School : Seismic improvements. (BEX IV)

Muir, John Elementary School : Geothermal well installation in preparation for a geothermal heating system. (BTA III) 

Olympic View Elementary School : Selective roof replacement and repair. (BTA IV)

Rising Star Elementary School at AAA: Phase I roof replacement. (BEX V)

Sand Point Elementary School : Seismic improvements. (BEX IV)

View Ridge Elementary School : Seismic improvements. (BEX IV)