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    Wing Luke Elementary Replacement Project

    drawing of the new Wing Luke building

    About the Project

    Opened in 1971, the Wing Luke Elementary building had several major systems and structural challenges. The existing Wing Luke Elementary School will be replaced with a new school building, which was designed in close collaboration with the school community. It will celebrate and facilitate education and programming with a modern school designed to 21st century standards.

    The new 82,000-square-foot school is designed for up to 500 elementary students, grades K-5. It will include six classrooms with toilets for kindergarten or grade 1, 16 classrooms for grades 1-5, four special education classrooms, one resource room, one occupational/physical therapy space, an art room, a music classroom, two early learning spaces, four learning commons, small group learning areas, a gymnasium, a library, a lunchroom/commons, and administration spaces. The core facilities (administrative, commons, gym) are sized to support 650 students, and the campus Master Plan includes a design for a 150-student addition.

    During construction, the Wing Luke Elementary school community is located at an interim site at Original Van Asselt School.

    Design: NAC Architecture

    Construction: Phase I, Rhine Demolition; Phase II, Jody Miller Construction

    Construction Management Firm: CBRE | Heery

    Construction Manager, CBRE | HEERY Van Nguyen,, 206-227-5126


    • Phase I (demolition and site preparation): Complete
    • Phase II construction begins: Summer 2019
    • Expected construction completion: Winter 2021
    • Expected school opening: Fall 2021

    Funding Source

    Funded by the Building Excellence IV (BEX IV) Capital Levy, which was approved by Seattle voters in 2013 and the Buildings, Technology, and Academics/Athletics III (BTA III) Capital Levy, which was approved by Seattle voters in 2009.

    Project Budget

    $47.5 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.

    Building A: Administration, art, special education, classrooms.

    Building B: Kindergarten classrooms, classrooms, library connecting buildings B and C.

    Building C: Gymnasium, commons, kitchen

    Watch a virtual tour of the design for the new facility highlights the significant exterior and interior features that will make it a home for this vibrant learning. NAC Architecture's video is visual tour only without narration or captions.

    January 2020

    Site Improvements:

    • Seattle City Light installed permanent utility pole.
    • Installing duct bank across S. Kenyon Street.
    • Poured concrete for loading dock footings and stem walls.
    • Preparing to place concrete for electrical transformer pad.

    Building A: Main entry, administration, art, special education, classrooms

    • Completed exterior/interior metal stud framing.
    • Continued mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire suppression (MEPF) rough-in.
    • Started door frames and gypsum wallboard installation.

    Building B: Kindergarten classrooms, classrooms, library that connects to building C commons.

    • Continued interior/exterior metal stud framing.
    • Poured second floor concrete deck and installed beams in library.
    • Continued MEPF rough-ins.

    Building C: Gymnasium, commons, kitchen

    • Started erecting steel and installing roof trusses over commons and gym.
    • Preparing to place concrete for commons.
    Wing Luke entry

    Wing Luke Elementary School
    3701 S Kenyon St.
    Seattle, WA 98118

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