School Design Advisory Team
West Seattle Elementary SDAT
Seattle Public Schools created the School Design Advisory Team (SDAT) process to allow each school community to have input into renovation of or construction of their school building. This process provides a means of integrating a school’s vision and educational goals into the design within the structure of the district Educational Specifications (Ed Specs). The result is refinement of the Ed Specs to create school designs that support each school’s educational goals.
The West Seattle Elementary SDAT includes school administrators, teachers, service providers, parents, a school volunteer, and a student. This group works closely with the district’s project manager, and the architects for the project. They will participate in a series of workshops and tours.
Goal. The SDAT identified the vision, philosophy, and objectives of the school and community, and provided a consistent and diverse voice for user groups in the pre-planning phase of project design. Information gathered in this process along with Technical Support Group Review information helped create the site-specific educational specification that inform the architectural design team.