Skyview Middle School & Canyon Creek Elementary School

BLRB is currently serving the Northshore School District on the modernization and addition to Skyview Middle School and Canyon Creek Elementary School in Bothell as Skyview transitions from a junior high to a middle school model.

The overarching theme of this project is to bridge the two schools on campus, Skyview Middle School and Canyon Creek Elementary School, with a two-story addition. This 40,000-square-foot addition will house Skyview students on the ground level and Canyon Creek students on the second level, with a bridge connecting it to the existing elementary school building.

The project will bring the curriculum of both schools to 21st-century educational standards, with STEM classrooms, shared learning areas and team teaching spaces. The commons building at Skyview will see renovations to the administration and lobby, expansion of the commons space and a kitchen and food service addition. The locker room at the existing Skyview gym building will be renovated and will include the addition of a multi-purpose fitness space.

The gymnasium and multi-purpose room at Canyon Creek Elementary will be modernized and expanded and the music program will be relocated to the new classroom addition. The site will see circulation improvements, additional parking strategically located to serve the campus, new courtyards and a student promenade.

Three Elementary Schools for Reynolds SD

BLRB is currently serving the Reynolds School District on the replacements of three elementary schools – Fairview, Troutdale and Wilkes. The three schools, all approximately 72,000 SF, will house up to 588 students each in the Greater Portland area. The schools are designed to provide a student-centered learning facility that supports current and future instructional methods in a safe and secure environment.

Sumner Early Learning Center

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. 

South Lane Elementary School

South Lane School District's new 83,500-square-foot 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 2017.

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.