Curtis High School Gymnasium

University Place School District

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project information

47,020 SF

project overview

BLRB has worked with the University Place School District since the late 1980s, and when the District passed a comprehensive bond in 2005, BLRB was engaged to complete a series of school replacement, modernization and modification projects.  One of these projects encompassed a replacement of Curtis High School’s original gymnasium and modernization of the newer auxiliary gym building, which was originally built in the 1980s.  The design solution for this project creates a state-of-the-art high school athletic complex that will support and enhance the educational programs of the University Place School District, respect the culture and traditions of the current high school, and ultimately provide a multipurpose facility that will continue services as a community landmark and resource.    Phase I encompassed the majority of the gymnasium replacement.  Design features include the main and auxiliary gymnasiums, weight training room, athletics classroom, locker rooms, 1,600-spectator bleacher seating, practice spaces, equipment and uniform storage and controlled public access space.  Phase II will encompass general and acoustical upgrades. Work was performed while school is in session, with utmost attention to keeping students and staff safe and minimizing disruption during construction.