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    Building Excellence II (BEX II) Capital Levy

    This $398 million capital levy was approved by Seattle voters in 2001. It replaced the expiring BEX I Capital Levy. It paid for renovation or new construction of schools throughout the district.

    BEX II Projects

    Beacon Hill International Elementary

    2025 14th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98144
    School Profile

    Project Description: Portables were replaced with a new classroom wing and a cafeteria/auditorium

    • Building Size: 53,715 gross square feet
    • Capacity: 385 students (grades K-5)
    • Site Size: 1.94 acres
    • Total Cost: $8.4 million
    • Completion: Date February 2006
    • Architect: Burr Lawrence Rising + Bates Architects
    • Contractor: Various

    Brighton Elementary School (now Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School)

    6725 45th Avenue S, Seattle, WA 98118
    School Profile

    Project Description: The existing facility was totally replaced, expanding the student capacity to 445 students from 325, expanding the preschool program (CAMPI), and increasing gross square feet to 66,475 from 39,172.

    • Building Size: 66,475 gross square feet
    • Capacity: 445 students (grades K-5)
    • Site Size: 3.4 acres
    • Total Cost: $17.1 million
    • Completion Date: September 2004
    • Architect: Burr Lawrence Rising + Bates Architects
    • Contractor: Kassel Construction, Inc.
    • Award: Outstanding Designs award from American School & University in 2005

    The Center School

    305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98109 School Profile

    Project Description: Two floors of the Seattle Center House were renovated to house The Center School.

    • School Size: 17,500 gross square feet
    • Capacity: 300 students
    • Site Size: 20 acres housing 21 arts, science, and sports organizations
    • Total Cost: $5.4 million
    • Completion Date: September 2002
    • Architect: Bassetti Architects
    • Contractor: Stone Ridge, Spokane, WA
    • Award: 2003 DesignShare Awards from the C/S Group and School Construction News

    Cleveland High School

    5511 15th Avenue S., Seattle, WA 98108
    School Profile

    Project Description: This project included partial demolition of the existing historic 1927 building and complete demolition of the existing gymnasium; renovation of the remaining landmarked historic portions that have significant facades; modernizing the 1927 and construction of a new gymnasium/commons building and a new three-story classroom building. Renovation expanded student capacity to 1,000 students from 783. Total facility after renovation is approximately 172,000 gross square feet.
    • Building Size: 170,000 gross square feet
    • Capacity: 1,000 students (grades 9-12)
    • Site Size: 8.56 acres
    • Estimated Cost: $67 million
    • Completion Date: September 2007
    • Architect: Mahlum Architects
    • Contractor: Absher Construction

    Dearborn Park Elementary School (now Dearborn Park International School)

    2820 S. Orcas Street, Seattle, WA 98108
    School Profile

    Project Description: This project replaced portables with a new classroom wing and a cafeteria/auditorium.

    • Building Size: 52,354 gross square feet
    • Capacity: 450 students (grades K-5)
    • Site Size: 10.3 acres
    • Total Cost: $7.4 million
    • Completion Date: September 2006
    • Architect: Mahlum Architects
    • Contractor: Kassel Construction, Inc

    Garfield High School

    400 23rd Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122
    School Profile

    Project Description: This project consisted of historic renovation of the 1923 and 1929 buildings, demolition of the remaining structures, and new additions.

    • Building Size: 242,438 gross square feet
    • Capacity: 1,600 students (grades 9-12)
    • Site Size: 8.9 acres
    • Cost: $
    • Completion: September 2008
    • Architect: Burr Lawrence Rising + Bates Architects
    • Contractor: Lease Crutcher Lewis

    Graham Hill Elementary School

    5149 S. Graham Street, Seattle, WA 98118
    School Profile

    Project Description: Portables were replaced with a new classroom wing

    • Building Size: 55,037 gross square feet
    • Capacity: 400 students (grades K-5)
    • Site Size: 4.5 acres
    • Total Cost: $4.8 million
    • Completion Date: August 2004
    • Architect: Architects Kubota Kato + Chin, Inc. P.S.
    • Contractor: PCT Construction, Inc

    Wing Luke Elementary School

    3701 S. Kenyon Street, Seattle, WA 98118
    School Profile

    Project Description: Portables were replaced with a new classroom wing and a cafeteria/auditorium.

    • Building Size: 50,518 gross square feet
    • Capacity: 450 students (grades K-5)
    • Site Size: 6.4 acres
    • Total Cost: $6.4 million
    • Completion Date: June 2005
    • Architect: Architects BCRA Tsang
    • Contractor: Commercial Structures, Inc.

    Nathan Hale High School

    10750 30th Avenue NE, Seattle, WA 98125
    School Profile

    Project Description: An auditorium space for assembly/lecture hall was constructed. Total area approximately 17,000 gross square feet.

    • Building Size: 234,966 gross square feet
    • Capacity: 1,261 students (grades 9-12)
    • Site Size: 18 acresTotal
    • Cost: $10.1 million
    • Completion Date: September 2005
    • Architect: Mahlum Architects
    • Contractor: Sellen Construction Company
    • Award: American Institute of Architects

    Ingraham High School

    1819 N 135th Street, Seattle, WA 98133
    School Profile

    Project Description: This project modernized the library and science classrooms

    • Building Size: 214,050 gross square feet
    • Capacity: 1,261 students (grades 9-12)
    • Site Size: 28.8 acres
    • Total Cost: $4.5 million
    • Completion Date: September 2003
    • Architect: Rolluda + Scott Architects
    • Contractor: SGA Corporation

    Madison Middle School

    3429 45th Avenue SW, Seattle, WA 98116
    School Profile

    Project Description: This project included historic renovation of the 1929 building and 1931 addition, demolition of the one-story building west of the three-story structure, removal of four portables, building an addition that includes a cafeteria/auditorium, and modernizing one gymnasium.

    • Building Size: 126,800 gross square feet
    • Capacity: 800 students (grades 6-8)
    • Site Size: 7.9 acres
    • Total Cost: $37.6 million
    • Completion Date: September 2005
    • Architect: Bassetti Architects
    • Contractor (Phase I): USK Corp.
    • Contractor (Phase II): Garco Construction Inc.

    Maple Elementary School

    4925 Corson Avenue S., Seattle, WA 98108
    School Profile

    Project Description: Portables were replaced with a new classroom wing and a cafeteria/auditorium

    • Building Size: 50,546 gross square feet
    • Capacity: 425 students (grades K-5) 
    • Site Size: 6.1 acres
    • Total Cost: $7.4 million
    • Completion Date: September 2006
    • Architect: Architect BCRA Tsang
    • Contractor: Kassel Construction, Inc.  

    Roosevelt High School

    1410 NE 66th Street, Seattle, WA 98115
    School Profile

    Project Description: This project included demolition of the gymnasium, cafetorium and shop; and historic renovation of the 1922 and 1928 buildings. An addition was constructed on the north side of the main building to house a new gym, cafeteria and performing arts center.

    • Building Size: 256,483 gross square feet
    • Capacity: 1,600 students (grades 9-12)
    • Site Size: 9.5 acres
    • Total Cost: $93.8 million
    • Completion Date: September 2006
    • Architect: Bassetti Architects
    • Contractor: Hoffman Construction

    Chief Sealth High School

    2600 SW Thistle Street, Seattle, WA 98126
    School Profile

    Project Description: The facility was modernized to support the school's transformation plan. Scope of work included creation of a new student commons and building entry, renovating the library, upgrading a ninth grade classroom for collaborative teaching, creating a multiple-use science lab, and remodeling the metal shop area to become the math academy. Project area is 37,000 square feet.

      • Building Size: 211,695 gross square feet
      • Capacity: 1,066 students (grades 9-12)
      • Site Size: 17.4 acres
      • Total Cost: $3.8 million
      • Completion Date: September 2004
      • Architect: Sierra-Martin Architects
      • Contractor: Kessel Construction, Inc.

      South Lake High School

      8825 Rainier Avenue S., Seattle, WA 98118
      School Profile

      Project Description: This project constructed a new stand-alone facility for South Lake High School on the South Shore site.

      • Building Size: 32,000 gross square feet
      • Capacity: 200 students
      • Site Size: 11.4 acres (shared with The New School, now South Shore K-8)
      • Estimated Cost: $14.4 million
      • Completion: September 2008
      • Architect: BLRB Architects, p.s./Streeter & Associates Architects
      • Contractor: Commercial Structures, Inc. (CSI)