In an effort to maximize its resources, Seattle Public Schools redeveloped Chief Sealth International High School into a joint campus with the new Denny International Middle School. Development of the project was master planned to occur over multiple phases that utilized different delivery mechanisms: design-build for Sealth and GC/CM for Denny. The high school received a major renovation that included seismic upgrades with exterior shotcrete shear walls designed to blend into the existing architecture. Connected by a large commons area, the middle school is constructed of steel space frame and included remodeled classrooms and a gymnasium. The project site embraced low-impact development by installing a 30,000 SF green roof and multiple rain gardens to treat and mitigate stormwater. Following a thorough analysis of the existing utility infrastructure, our firm incorporated new and existing utilities to create a comprehensive, cost-effective approach for site development.
Seattle Public Schools
355,000 SF, 17.5 Acres
Bassetti Architects, Absher Construction Company