Kalama Elementary School & Middle/High School Addition

We were engaged in April 2017 to aid the Kalama School District in facility planning, educational planning and bond development and pre-design. Our work included an analysis of existing facility conditions, educational planning and needs identification, pre-design and cost modeling, stakeholder facilitation, community outreach and strategic bond communications support for both the district and its citizen action committee. Upon bond passage in February 2018, we were engaged to continue service for all bond projects, which includes a new Kalama Elementary School and an addition to the high school/middle school.

New Auburn Elementary School #15

BLRB is currently collaborating with the Auburn School District on a new elementary school will be built on a 12-acre site with capacity for 650 students in a 79,000-square-foot building. The $45.5M project is scheduled to be completed in 2020.

210 Century

Our Bend office is making progress on 210 Century, a mixed-use project that will bring 203 market rate housing units and 16,000 SF of street level retail space to Bend. The six-story building will encompass a total area of 194,000 SF at an estimated construction cost of $32M. 210 Century is slated for completion in late 2019.

Olympia High School Addition & Modernization

BLRB is currently serving the Olympia School District on an $18.5M, 40,000 SF classroom addition and modernization at Olympia High School. BLRB previously completed an addition and modernization at Olympia High School in 2000.

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.