Webster School Modernization and Addition Project
Licton Springs K-8 School Now Open in Webster Building
Teachers and staff welcomed students to their new home beginning Monday, April 5, 2021.
Watch Superintendent Juneau, Director Dury, and Principal Butler as they cut the ribbon to celebrate the opening. The ceremony is followed by a virtual tour lead by Principal Butler and Head Teacher Dante Rhodes.
- Construction start Spring 2019
- Completed Fall 2020
- Completed school move-in Winter 2020
- School open to students April 2021 due to pandemic-related district return to in-person learning schedule
About the Project
Constructed in 1908, Webster School served as an elementary school through 1979. An addition was built in 1930 added an auditorium, library, industrial arts room, and play courts. The building and site have been designated historical landmarks by the City of Seattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board.
The Nordic Heritage Museum leased the building in 1980 and remodeled many rooms to house exhibits. The museum moved to new facility in 2018. This project will modernize the school building and construct an addition to bring it back into service for district use as a school.
As part of the modernization, the district will make earthquake safety improvements, replace and update existing building systems, and construct a new gymnasium. New technology systems will be added to meet district technical standards.
In 1997, Seattle Parks and Recreation opened Webster Park on the western portion of the Webster School site, and in 2009, SPS sold that portion of the property to Parks and Recreation. A Joint Use Agreement is in place, and the district plans to schedule use of the park during the school day to support recess and physical education programs.
Once completed, the school will total 52,500 square feet: 44,800 square feet in the historical building plus a 7,700-square-foot addition for the new gym and entrance.
Project Manager : Brian Fabella
Design: TCF Architecture
General Contractor/Construction Manager: BN Builders
Buildings, Technology, and Academics/Athletics IV Capital Levy, approved by Seattle voters in 2016.
Licton Springs K-8 at Webster School
3015 NW 68th St.
Seattle, WA 98117