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    West Seattle Elementary Construction Project

    project phase graphic timeline: see timeline below

    Project Schematic Design


    About the Project

    A new, approximately 20,000 square foot addition will be built to provide 12 new classrooms and two learning commons. Minor modernization will be done to the existing 50,700 square foot school building. The expanded school will provide permanent space for up to 500 students. 

    BEX V will fund technology enhancements providing equitable access to technology for high-need schools to support teaching and learning in meeting the needs of students, and provide audio-visual systems that include classroom display (projector/screen), sound system, document camera, and devices to connect them. It will also provide technology equipment and services, such as computers, peripherals, printers, and other technology for teaching and learning.

    Project Managers: Paul Wight, 206.261.6496,; David L. Jackson, 206.735.8957,

    Design: Miller Hayashi Architects


    • Pre-design phase complete
    • Schematic design phase complete
    • Design development phase in progress
    • Construction document phase begins Fall 2020
    • Bid and award phase begins Spring 2021
    • Construction begins Summer 2021
    • Addition opens Fall 2022

    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.

    May 2020

    • Continued Design Development.
    • Conducted value analysis workshop.
    • Developed SEPA checklist and completed traffic study

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    West Seattle Elementary School
    6760 34th Ave SW
    Seattle, WA 98126

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