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    Viewlands Elementary Replacement Project

    project phase graphic timeline: see timeline below

    About the Project

    The existing Viewlands Elementary will be demolished to make way for a new multi-story school building. The new school will be approximately 95,000 square feet and provide permanent classroom space for up to 650 students. The school design will include a secure entry and respectful of the surrounding neighborhood. Site improvements will include earthwork and new parking. The BEX V Capital levy will also provide technology equipment and services, such as computers, peripherals, printers, and other technology for teaching and learning.

    Viewlands Elementary will move to the John Marshall School interim site during construction.

    Project manager: Brian Fabella,, 206-252-0702

    Design Firm: Mahlum Architects



    • Pre-design phase complete
    • Schematic design phase complete
    • Design development phase in progress
    • Construction documents/permitting phase begins Fall 2020
    • Bid and award phase begins Spring 2021
    • Construction begins Summer 2021
    • School opens Fall 2023

    Funding Source

    A Building Excellence V (BEX V) Capital Levy project 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.

    April 2020

    • Worked to confirm classroom cluster layout
    • Reviewed onsite bus-loading with Seattle Department of Transportation
    • Presented schematic design to SDAT and Viewlands staff 
    • Held SPS district stakeholder meetings with staff from custodial services, equity/race, warehouse, security, food services, and special education

    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 part of the front of Viewlands Elementary

    Viewlands Elementary School
    10525 3rd Ave NW
    Seattle, WA 98177

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