Hamilton Middle School

Seattle Public Schools

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project information

Type:
Historic Renovation and Addition
Size:
127,705 SF
Construction:
$44,700,000
Completion:
2010

project overview

Personalized learning communities, a collaborative environment, adaptability and community connections were just four of the primary project goals identified by Hamilton’s 20-member school design team. The project encompassed a complete reorganization of this historic 1927 school into six small learning communities, each comprised of a flexible space, three general classrooms and one science classroom. The student commons, where group activities including performances and events take place, is located in the building’s center and provides a light-filled, inspirational social heart for community building. Six foreign language classrooms, special education classrooms, an applied technology and digital arts lab, and music education space were incorporated into the building plan and serve all six learning communities. The three-story landmarked original building was completely reconfigured and renovated, and a new gymnasium with a welcoming public lobby was added on the site.