Genesee Hill Elementary School

Seattle Public Schools

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91,700 SF

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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.