West Seattle Elementary
West Seattle Elementary School Addition Project
A new 12-classroom addition is being constructed.
West Seattle Elementary has relocated to Schmitz Park School, 5000 SW Spokane Street, for the 2021-22 and 2022-23 school years.
Schedule change: The construction schedule for this project has been extended to early 2023 due to the concrete drivers strike in 2022. To avoid disruption, the school will not return to West Seattle Elementary’s regular location until start of school 2023.
- Pre-design phase complete
- Schematic design phase complete
- Design development phase complete
- Construction documents and permitting phase complete
- Bid and award phase complete
- Construction in progress
- Construction complete in February 2023
- School reopens Fall 2023
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Major Activity in February 2023
- Completed asphalt and concrete work
- Installed exterior metal wall and ceiling panels
- Completed most interior work including casework and wood finishes, handrails, rubber base and flooring, and ceiling tiles.
- Final trim work and cleaning in progress.
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About the Project
A new, approximately 20,000 square foot 2-story addition will provide 12 new classrooms and two learning commons to better support students’ academic success. A redesigned secure entrance will lead visitors through the administration office. The library will be relocated and expanded for more natural light and visibility. Minor modernization will be done to the existing 50,700 square foot school building. This includes new paint, carpet, and technology. The expanded school will provide permanent space for up to 500 students.
Mechanical systems will be upgraded. In addition, site improvements are planned for better pedestrian access and new play areas/fields.
Technology enhancements included in the BEXBuilding Excellence Capital Levy provides resources for school construction, renovations, and additions. V capital levy are designed to provide equitable access to technology for high-need schools to support teaching and learning in meeting the needs of students. Equipment will include audio-visual systems that include classroom displays (projectors/screens), sound systems, document cameras, and devices to connect them. It will also provide technology equipment and services, such as computers, peripherals, printers, and other technology for teaching and learning.
A School Design Advisory Team (SDAT) that included the principal, staff, teachers, parents, and community members advised the school architect. This collaborative process resulted in an equitable, safe, and inspiring learning environment.
Design: Miller Hayashi Architects
Construction: Jody Miller Construction
Project Budget: $28.3M
Funding Sources: Building Excellence V Capital Levy (BEXBuilding Excellence Capital Levy provides resources for school construction, renovations, and additions. V), approved by Seattle voters in 2019 and a grant from the State of Washington
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Project Manager: David L. Jackson, email@example.com, 206-252-0674
West Seattle Elementary School
6760 34th Ave SW
Interim site: Schmitz Park School
5000 SW Spokane Street