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    West Woodland Elementary Addition and Improvements

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    Learn what happens during these design and construction phases


    • Pre-design phase complete
    • Schematic design phase complete
    • Design development phase complete
    • Construction document/permitting complete
    • Bid/award contracts phase complete
    • Construction in progress
    • Addition opens Fall 2021

    Current Phase: Construction

    Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

    Plan to join us on Monday, August 30 for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of expanded school.

    The ceremony starts at 10:30 a.m. at West Woodland Elementary School.


    Construction Photos


    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

    • Continued exterior site work
    • Continued fire alarm installation

    Classroom Addition

    • Continued storefront glazing installation
    • Continued exterior masonry
    • Continued painting
    • Continued acoustic ceiling and casework installation
    • Continued light fixture installation
    • Continued mechanical/electrical/plumbing (MEP) work
    • Began commissioning activities

    Gym Addition

    • Continued storefront glazing installation
    • Continued skylight installation
    • Continued paint, ceiling grid, and MEP installation

    Commons Remodel

    • Continued painting, acoustic ceiling installation, casework installation, light fixtures installation, MEP, and commissioning

    Existing Building

    • Continued painting, light fixture replacement, teaching wall upgrades, ceiling tile replacement, carpet replacement, and technology upgrades

    Major Activity Planned for July 2021

    • Door and hardware installation
    • Flooring installation
    • Gym floor installation
    • MEP finishes continue
    • Commissioning activities


    About the Project


    The current West Woodland Elementary School opened in 1991. It replaced an earlier school building originally opened in 1910. Enlarging the school will help address enrollment growth in the neighborhood.

    This project constructs a new, approximately 28,000 square foot addition and remodels approximately 7,700 square feet of the existing building to provide 12 new classrooms, an expanded gymnasium, commons, and associated support and infrastructure spaces. The remainder of the existing school building will receive interior finish upgrades and improvements to technology and communication infrastructure. Site work includes improved landscaping and play areas. The loading dock will be moved, and a 7-stall parking lot for staff will be added.

    West Woodland will move to the interim site at John Marshall School during construction.

    Project Manager: Paul Wight

    Design: McGranahan Architects

    Construction: Allied Construction Associates

    Project Budget: $21.4M

    Funding Source: Funded by the Building Excellence V (BEX V) Capital Levy, which was approved by Seattle voters in 2019, and by a state Distressed Schools Grant.

    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. Meeting minutes are posted.


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    West Woodland Elementary School
    5601 4th Ave NW
    Seattle, WA 98107

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