Genesee Hill Elementary School

Seattle Public Schools

project gallery

project information

Type:
Replacement
Size:
91,700 SF
Construction:
$27,308,000
Completion:
2016

project overview

With its significant grade differential and a protected stand of old growth trees, Genesee Hill’s six-acre site presented inherent challenges. The original 1949 school had been built at the ‘top’ of the site, with the play fields on the lower portion; so separated by distance that they didn’t get much use, even during recess. BLRB’s charge was to develop a design that made better use of the entire site and integrated gracefully into the surrounding residential neighborhood.

Built to serve 700 students, the 91,700-square-foot elementary school provides a contemporary, forward thinking and technology-rich learning environment for decades of Seattle students to come.