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.
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.
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.
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.
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.