Bellevue High School received a significant modernization to bring it new life and meet the needs of its students. Roughly 80% of the existing school was demolished to make way for 200,000 square feet of new construction. Project features include exposed timber trusses, “floating” cantilevered classroom wings, expansive open spaces with large glass walls, and hung panels of brick throughout much of the school. Soft soils, temporary shoring requirements and varying grades required creative foundation solutions that would mitigate cost impacts. Civil site work included major revisions to the site layout and vehicle, emergency service, and pedestrian access. A ridgeline running through the site required the school to have two distinct drainage basins and treatment systems. Our civil engineers developed an open conveyance system that transports runoff through school grounds where it can be observed by students on its way to the two downstream drainage basins. Stormwater as an educational tool was a key element of the site design.
Bellevue School District
NAC Architecture, Cornerstone General Contractors