Gresham High School Modernization & Addition

The design solution for the modernization of Gresham High School for the Gresham-Barlow School District will put student access, health, safety and security as the leading priorities. The design goals, as determined by the district planning committee, include improve interior environmental quality; provide flexible, adaptable & durable learning spaces; provide a safe and secure environment; promote meaningful collaboration between students, and among staff; serve as a community resource and provide shared-use gathering and event spaces; honor community diversity and history; provide a learner-centered environment; foster school pride and spirit; and serve as a community example of environmental stewardship.

Centralia High School Modernization & Addition

BLRB is serving the Centralia School District on the modernization and addition at Centralia High School. The scope of this $39M project will include the modernization of infrastructure and building systems, and upgrade and expansion of learning space, including CTE/STEM, athletics and art spaces. Construction will take place in two phases beginning in November 2018 and complete in September 2020. CHS is a legacy project, having been designed by BLRB’s founder, Donald Burr, and originally opened in 1968.

Foster High School

BLRB is working with the Tukwila School District to create a state-of-the-art learning facility at Foster High School to support the education of the diverse student population. Architectural services include the design, construction administration and related services for a 28,000-square-foot addition of 16 to 18 new classrooms along with renovations to the commons and cafeteria, kitchen, gymnasium, weight room, and administration support area at Foster High School. 

The new classrooms will focus on STEAM/career oriented class spaces, with science and math labs, technical classrooms and an art studio. In addition to adding classrooms, commons space, administrative office space and physical education facilities, the renovation will include upgrades to mechanical systems, safety and security additions, and parking/circulation improvements.


Sumner High School & Sumner Early Learning Center

BLRB is currently serving the Sumner School District on multiple projects. 

With completion scheduled for Summer 2020, Sumner High School will receive a significant modernization and an addition of approximately 70,000 SF. The approximately $50 million project will be completed in phases on an occupied site. 

Scheduled to open in September 2018, the Sumner Early Learning Center will house preschool and kindergarten students to ease increasing student populations throughout the district's existing elementary schools. The two-story building is designed to be an open and connective learning environment that focuses on rhythm and nature. Sumner Early Learning Center will be located on the same campus that houses Maple Lawn Elementary School and Sumner Middle School, both recent BLRB projects. 

Harrison Elementary School

South Lane School District's new 83,500-square-foot Harrison Elementary School will serve 650 students in Cottage Grove, OR. Located on the site of the old Cottage Grove High School, the two-story school is scheduled to open in September 2018. The guiding principles for the school's design include being a place to inspire learning, providing a safe and secure environment, community use and access, adaptability and flexibility, durability and sustainability, honoring community and history, and supporting wellness.

North Redmond Elementary School

Scheduled for a 2018 completion, the new North Redmond Elementary School will house 550 students in the Lake Washington School District. Built on an undeveloped site, the 78,000-square-foot school features 30 classrooms in addition to music, science, art and special education spaces. The two-story school is organized around six shared learning communities, each of which includes five classrooms and support spaces surrounding a common learning area.

New Wilburton Elementary School

Built on an undeveloped site in a residential area, the design for the new elementary school in Bellevue's Wilburton neighborhood is both modern and warm, and includes a variety of sustainable features that not only serve as teaching tools, but also increase energy efficiency and make an important connection between nature and the built environment.

Classrooms are organized around six K-6 learning communities and a childcare community, with flexible shared learning areas in each community that support small groups, one-on-one mentoring and tutoring. As a Microsoft School of the Future, technology is incorporated in the classroom and throughout the school to enhance learning.

Wetlands, mature trees and a stream surround the two-story school and influence the school’s design and theme. Sustainable design is a priority, with multiple rain gardens, extensive daylighting, photovoltaic panels, ground source heating and solar water heating. A green roof adjacent to the outdoor courtyard at the center of the school is accessible from the STEM and Art classrooms, providing a valuable outdoor connection and teaching tool.  Completion scheduled for Fall 2018.

Loyal Heights Elementary School

BLRB is currently collaborating with Seattle Public Schools on the rehabilitation and addition to the historic Loyal Heights Elementary School in the Ballard neighborhood. BLRB’s design seeks to preserve and honor the character of the historic building while transforming the school into a contemporary learning environment. Located on a small, 2.8-acre site, the Loyal Heights project presents the unique challenge of effectively doubling the school’s square footage while maintaining site space for fields, a covered play area, delivery access and student gardens.