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    • Pre-design phase complete
    • Schematic design phase in progress
    • Design development phase begins Fall 2020
    • Construction documents/permitting phase begins Winter 2021
    • Bid and award phase begins Winter 2022
    • Construction begins Summer 2022
    • School opens Fall 2025

    Current Project Phase: Schematic Design

    • School Design Advisory Team (SDAT) continues to meet and develops school or “site specific” educational specifications that conform to the district’s educational vision while recognizing the unique culture of the school and community.
    • Architects consult with district on project objectives, and then prepare schematic design studies in response.

    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.

    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 2020

    • Design team developing and refining design concept
    • Held Eco-Charrette with McLennen Design
    • Tested for thermal ground loop
    • Testing for regulated materials
    • Conducting storm water site study


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

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