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    • Pre-design phase complete
    • Schematic design phase complete
    • Design development phase in progress
    • Construction documents/permitting phase begins Fall 2021
    • Bid and award phase begins Winter 2022
    • Construction begins Summer 2022
    • School opens Fall 2025
    Current phase: Design Development


    Recent Progress

    Progress 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.

    Major Activity in June 2021

    • Continue to refine programming with school and district staff
    • Finalizing Design Development documents
    • Continued development of sustainability measures
    • Continued Lydig-led preconstruction diversity, equity, and inclusion meetings
    • Submitted SEPA Draft Checklist ifor public comment
    • Completed geotechnical seismic testing, borings, and piezometer placements

    Major Activity Planned for July 2021

    • Complete Design Development documents
    • Continue ongoing preconstruction M/WBE inclusion meetings

    About the Project

    Rainier Beach High School will be replaced with a new multi-story high school of approximately 233,700 square feet. When completed, it will provide permanent space for 1,600 students grades 9-12. Students will remain on-site during the phased construction. BEX V funding will also provide technology equipment and services, such as computers, peripherals, printers, and other technology for teaching and learning. 

    Interim Construction Project Management: Parametrix

    Parametrix Construction Manager: Paul Popovich

    Design Firm: Bassetti Architects/Moody Nolan Architects

    Project Budget: $238.2M

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

    School Design Advisory Team

    Read about the the School Design Advisory Team (SDAT) and review the meeting minutes.


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    Rainier Beach High School
    8815 Seward Park Ave. S
    Seattle, WA 98118

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