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    • Predesign phase complete
    • Schematic design phase complete
    • Design development phase in progress
    • Construction documents/permitting phase in progress
    • Bid and award phase begins Spring 2021
    • Construction begins Summer 2021
    • School opens Fall 2023

    Current Phase: Construction Documents and Permitting

    During this phase:

    • The architectural firm prepares construction drawings, specifications, and bidding documents.
    • The district applies for required building permits.

    Potential Designs

    The drawings below show the most recent version of the designs. Based on community feedback, changes were made. These designs could be updated before the school is constructed. 

    You can also view the Design Development presentation here.adobe PDF icon

    Virtual view from 23rd Avenue S.

    This video animation shows how the new school might look as you walk along 23rd Avenue S. It does not have any narration.

    If you have questions, you can contact the project manager, Paul Wight,, 206-252-0648, or use the orange Contact button on this page.


    About the Project

    The district will build a new 3-story replacement school building for Kimball Elementary. The approximately 95,000 square foot school will meet the district's elementary educational specifications and provide space for up to 650 students.

    The proposed design is organized into learning clusters with classrooms surrounding learning commons. It will have secure points of entry with visitor access controlled by the administration office. The school is designed to be contextually appropriate and respectful of the surrounding single-family home neighborhood while preserving open space for outdoor learning, play, and recreation.

    During construction, Kimball Elementary will move to the Van Asselt School interim site at 7201 Beacon Ave. S.

    Design firm: NAC Architecture

    Contractor: TBD

    Project manager: Paul Wight,, 206-252-0648

    Funding Source: Funded by the Building Excellence V (BEX V) Capital Levy, approved by Seattle voters in 2019.


    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.

     August 2020

    • Completed the draft SEPA Checklist comment period
    • Sent city Department of Neighborhoods Departure recommendations to the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections (SDCI)
    • Continued community engagement through the Departure process and SEPA process


    School Design Advisory Team

    The School Design Advisory Team (SDAT) worked with the project manager and project architect to develop school-specific education standards during the pre-design and schematic design phases. More information and SDAT meeting minutes.

    photo of Kimball school 

    Kimball Elementary School

    3200 23rd Ave S
    Seattle, WA 98144

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