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    Daniel Bagley Elementary Modernization and Addition Project

    drawing of an aerial view showing additions on the back of the school building

    About the Project

    Bagley Elementary opened in 1930 and currently accommodates 353 students. This project renovates the existing building. A two-story classroom addition will add eight new classrooms, and a new gymnasium addition will be more than double the size of the existing gym.

    The Seattle Landmarks Review Board has designated some features of the building as landmarks, including the main stairways, the student dining hall, and the exterior. Care will be taken to preserve or restore these historic features.

    Once completed, the school will have approximately 58,500 square feet for up to 500 students, and consisting of the 39,000 square-foot historic elementary, 13,000 square-foot classroom addition, and 6,500 square-foot gymnasium addition.

    The school community has relocated to John Marshall School while their building is under construction.

    Design: Miller Hayashi

    Construction: Lydig Construction, Inc.

    Construction Management: Sheils Obletz Johnson (SOJ)

    SOJ Construction Manager: Justine Kim,, 206-838-3700


    • Construction start: Summer 2019
    • Estimated school opening: Fall 2020

    Funding Sources

    Funded by Building Excellence IV (BEX IV) Capital Levy, which was approved by Seattle voters in 2013, and Buildings, Technology, and Academics IV (BTA IV) Capital Levy which was approved by Seattle voters in 2016.

    Project Budget

    $40.3 million

    Project Updates

    Updates are posted for the previous month the week after the monthly BEX and BTA Capital Levies Oversight Committee meetings. These meetings typically take place on the first Friday of each month.

    December 2019

    Site Improvements:

    • Completed stormwater detention connections.
    • Completed permanent power connection to new street pole.

    Existing Landmarked Building

    • Completed structural steel erection.
    • Started first floor metal stud framing and insulation.
    • Continued second floor light gauge metal stud framing, insulation and gypsum wallboard activities.

    Classroom Addition

    • Completed concrete footings and stem walls.
    • Started concrete foundation waterproofing.
    • Started structural steel erection.
    • Completed first floor metal pan decking installation .
    • Placed HVAC equipment in basement mechanical space.

    Gymnasium Addition:

    • Erected precast concrete walls.
    • Put steel roof joists and acoustical metal decking in place.

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    Daniel Bagley Elementary
    7821 Stone Avenue N.
    Seattle, WA 98103

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