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    2020 Summer Construction Projects

    School construction projects are funded by voter-approved capital levies. Projects taking place this summer are funded by the 2009 Buildings, Technology, and Academics III Capital Levy(BTA III), the 2013 Building Excellence IV Capital Levy (BEX IV), the 2016 Buildings, Technology, and Academics IV Capital Levy (BTA IV), and the 2019 Building Excellence V Capital Levy (BEX V).

    While major school construction projects — school replacement, modernization, and additions — take multiple years, smaller projects are scheduled during the summer break to avoid disruption to teaching and learning. Typically, the start date for these summer projects must be after the end of the school year. This year is different.

    Washington Governor Jay Inslee closed school buildings through the end of the school year to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Recently he released “Safe Start Washington: A Phased Approach to Recovery.” During phase 1, some construction is allowed to resume if contractors comply with site safety requirements. This means Seattle Public Schools can begin some summer construction projects in May or early June instead of waiting until school lets out for summer.

    Construction Projects

    Adams Elementary School: Install fire sprinklers (BTA III)

    • Project design: Rolluda Architects
    • Construction: Good News Construction Group
    • Project manager: Tom Gut

    Addams (Jane Addams) Middle School

    Project 1: Replace athletic field using artificial turf with cork infill. Install field lights. (BEX V/BTA IV)

    • Project design: D.A. Hogan & Associates, Inc.
    • Construction: Coast to Coast Turf (field), KCDA (lights)
    • Project manager: Conrad Plyler

    Project 2: Repair parking lot. (BEX V)

    • Project design: Knit
    • Construction: TBD
    • Project manager: Tom Gut

    Ballard High School: Replace athletic field using artificial turf with cork infill. (BEX V)

    • Project design: D.A. Hogan & Associates, Inc.
    • Construction: FieldTurf
    • Project manager: Conrad Plyler

    Beacon Hill International Elementary School 

    Project 1: Make seismic (earthquake safety) improvements. (BEX IV)

    • Project design: Rolluda Architects
    • Construction: Reynolds General Contracting, Inc.
    • Project manager: Milton Huertas

    Project 2: Remove existing playground surface. Install new safety tile surface. (BEX V)

    • Project design: Weisman Design Group
    • Construction: KCDA
    • Project manager: Conrad Plyler

    Broadview-Thomson K-8 School: Continue project started last summer to make seismic (earthquake safety) improvements. (BEX IV)

    • Construction: Lincoln Construction
    • Project design: DLR Group
    • Project manager: Milton Huertas

    Cedar Park Elementary School: Build a restroom addition. (BTA IV and Washington Distressed Schools grant)

    • Project design: Studio Meng Strazzara
    • Construction: TBD
    • Project manager: Milton Huertas

    Dearborn Park International Elementary School: Remove existing northwest playground surface. Install new safety tile or synthetic turf. Remove plastic play curb from east playground. Install new concrete curb and ramp. Install new wood fiber safety surface. (BEX V)

    • Project design: Weisman Design Group
    • Construction: KCDA
    • Project manager: Conrad Plyler

    Dunlap Elementary School: Remove existing play equipment and equipment. Install new play equipment and safety surface. (BEX V)

    • Project design: Weisman Design Group
    • Construction: KCDA
    • Project manager: Conrad Plyler

    Fairmount Park Elementary School: Repair windows.

    • Project consultant: Building Envelope Technology & Research
    • Contractor: TBD
    • Project manager: Mike Barrett

    Franklin High School: Continue replacing doors and windows. (BTA IV)

    • Project design: Bassetti Architects
    • Construction: Sheldrup Building Services
    • Project manager: Mark Emelko

     

    Green Lake Elementary School: Remove selected existing play equipment, masonry walls, and playground safety surface. Install new play equipment, concrete wall, ramp, and playground safety surface. (BEX V)

    • Project design: Weisman Design Group
    • Construction: KCDA
    • Project manager: Conrad Plyler

    Hale (Nathan Hale) High School: Replace athletic field using artificial turf with cork infill. Replace track surface and field event areas. (BTA IV)

    • Project design: D.A. Hogan & Associates, Inc.
    • Construction: Coast to Coast Turf
    • Project manager: Conrad Plyler

    Hawthorne Elementary School: Remove surfacing and some play equipment. Install new play equipment and safety surfacing. (BEX V)

    • Project design: Weisman Design Group
    • Construction: KCDA
    • Project manager: Conrad Plyler

    Lowell Elementary School
    Project 1: Remove existing play equipment and remove selected areas of wood fiber safety surfacing. Install new play equipment, safety surfacing, and curbs. (BEX V)

    • Project design: Weisman Design Group
    • Construction: KCDA
    • Project manager: Conrad Plyler

    Project 2: Repurpose classroom for health clinic.

    • Work performed by district shops
    • Project manager: Mike Jenkins

    Maple Elementary School
    Project 1: Make seismic (earthquake safety) improvements. (BEX IV)

    • Project design: Rolluda Architects
    • Construction: Reynolds General Contracting
    • Project manager: Milton Huertas

    Project 2: Remove existing play equipment and asphalt. Install new playground and safety surfacing. (BEX V)

    • Project design: Weisman Design Group
    • Construction: KCDA
    • Project manager: Conrad Plyler

    McGilvra Elementary School: Remove selected existing play equipment and asphalt. Install new play equipment and safety surfacing. (BEX V)

    • Project design: Weisman Design Group
    • Construction: KCDA
    • Project manager: Conrad Plyler

    Montlake Elementary School: Remove existing play equipment, timber edging, and wood fiber safety surfacing. Install new playground equipment, rubber safety tiles, and perimeter tiles. These structures will be retained during the future modernization project. (BEX V)

    • Project design: Weisman Design Group
    • Construction: KCDA
    • Project manager: Conrad Plyler

    North Beach Elementary School: Repair playground pavement (BEX V)

    • Project design: Knit
    • Construction: TBD
    • Project manager: Tom Gut

    Olympic View Elementary School: Remove select existing play equipment, select concrete, and fence panels. Install new play equipment, safety surfacing, fence panels, and concrete curbs and ramps. (BEX V)

    • Project design: Weisman Design Group
    • Construction: KCDA
    • Project manager: Conrad Plyler

    Orca K-8 School: Make seismic (earthquake safety) improvements. (BEX IV)

    • Project design: Rolluda Architects
    • Construction: TBD
    • Project manager: Milton Huertas

    Rising Star Elementary School: Complete roof replacement that began last year.

    • Project design: Stemper Architecture Collaborative
    • Construction: Wayne’s Roofing
    • Project manager: Mark Emelko

     

    Sacajawea Elementary School: Repair south playground pavement. (BEX V)

    • Project design: Knit
    • Construction: TBD
    • Project manager: Tom Gut

    Wedgwood Elementary School: Make seismic (earthquake safety) improvements. Install roof coating. (BEX IV, BTA IV)

    • Project design: Stemper Architecture Collaborative
    • Construction: TBD
    • Project manager: Mark Emelko

    West Seattle High School: Roof replacement project including work at historic steep-slope tile roofs, steep-slope standing seam roofs, and low-slope roofs. Also includes historic brick restoration.

    • Project design: Stemper Architecture Collaborative
    • Construction: Wayne's Roofing
    • Project manager: Mark Emelko

    Whitman Middle School
    Project 1: Make seismic (earthquake safety) improvements. (BEX IV).

    • Project design: Rolluda Architects, Inc.
    • Construction: TBD
    • Project manager: Milton Huertas

    Project 2: Install field lights.

    • Project design: D.A. Hogan & Associates
    • Construction: KCDA
    • Project manager: Conrad Plyler

    Portable Classrooms

    Add portable classrooms to help manage school capacity at: Jane Addams Middle School, Broadview-Thomson K-8 School, and Mercer International Middle School.

    • Project design: Rolluda Architects
    • Construction: Olympic Peninsula Construction
    • Project manager: Mike Barrett

    Capacity Projects

    Make building modifications to help manage school capacity at: Broadview-Thomson K-8 School, Bryant Elementary School, B.F. Day Elementary School, Dunlap Elementary School, Eckstein Middle School, Emerson Elementary School, King (Martin Luther King) Elementary School, Mercer International Middle School, Seattle World School, West Seattle High School, and Whitman Middle School.

    • Work performed by district shops
    • Project manager: Mike Jenkins

    Special Education Projects

    Make building modifications to meet the needs of Special Education programs at: Jane Addams Middle School, Chief Sealth High School, Kimball Elementary School, Lafayette Elementary School, Mercer International Middle School, and Whittier Elementary School.

    • Work performed by district shops
    • Project manager: Mike Jenkins

    Early Learning Projects

    Make building modifications for early learning at: Cascadia Elementary School, B.F. Day Elementary School, Leschi Elementary School, and John Muir Elementary School.

    • Work performed by district shops
    • Project manager: Mike Jenkins
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    Construction and COVID-19

    Contractors working on district projects are required to comply with the state’s Phase 2 Construction Restart COVID-19 Job Site Requirements. This includes developing a comprehensive COVID-19 exposure control, mitigation, and recovery plan.

    More information on construction and COVID-19