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    Building Excellence I

    Building Excellence I (BEX I) was the first Building Excellence Capital Levy. This $330 million capital levy was approved by Seattle voters in 1995 to replace, renovate and modernize schools throughout the district.

    Major projects under BEX I:

    African American Academy Building now houses Van Asselt Elementary

    8311 Beacon Avenue S.
    School Profile

    Project Description: New construction of three-story school
    Building Size: 101,000 gross square feet
    Capacity: 650 students (grades K-8)
    Site Size: 11 acres
    Total Cost: $19.3 million
    Completion Date: September 2000
    Architect: Streeter & Associates Architects AIA, PLLC
    Contractor: Soltek Pacific

    Ballard High School

    1418 Northwest 65th Street
    School Profile

    Project Description: Replacement of original four-building campus with new two-story facility
    Building Size: 240,100 gross square feet
    Capacity: 1,600 students (grades 9-12)
    Site Size: 12.7 acres
    Total Cost: $48.2 million
    Completion Date: September 1999
    Architect: Mahlum & Nordfors
    Contractor: Kiewit Construction Company

    Bryant Elementary

    3311 NE 60th Street
    School Profile

    Project Description: Historic renovation and new addition
    Building Size:
    75,174 gross square feet Capacity 535 students (grades K-5)
    Site Size: 3.3 acres
    Total Cost: $15.1 million
    Completion Date: August 2001
    Architect: Burr Lawrence Rising + Bates Architects
    Contractor: McKinley Construction

    Coe Elementary

    2424 7th Avenue W
    School Profile

    Project Description: New construction to replace historic school destroyed by fire
    Building Size: 68,048 gross square feet
    Capacity: 445 students (grades K-5)
    Site Size: 2.9 acres
    Total Cost: $14.7 million
    Completion Date: December 2002
    Architect: Mahlum Architects
    Contractor: Cree Construction Company
    Award: One of three schools in the nation to receive the Architectural Excellence in Education award.

    Concord Elementary

    723 S Concord Street
    School Profile

    Project Description: Partial historic renovation and new addition
    Building Size: 65,550 gross square feet
    Capacity: 445 students (grades K-5)
    Site Size: 3.4 acres
    Total Cost: $14.7 million
    Completion Date: September 2000
    Architect: Architects BCRA Tsang
    Contractor: Shimizu America Corporation

    Cooper Building now houses Pathfinder K-8

    1901 SW Genesee Street
    School Profile

    Project Description:
    New construction of split-level facility
    Building Size: 71,000 gross square feet
    Capacity: 535 students (grades K-5)
    Site Size: 14 acres
    Total Cost: $13.9 million
    Completion Date: September 1999
    Architect: Tsang Partnership
    Contractor: Wick Constructors, Inc.

    Dunlap Elementary

    4525 S Cloverdale Street
    School Profile

    Project Description: Historic renovation and new addition
    Building Size: 72,682 gross square feet
    Capacity: 535 students (grades K-5)
    Site Size: 4.9 acres
    Total Cost: $16.1 million
    Completion Date: August 2000
    Architect: DLR Group
    Contractor: Wick Constructors, Inc.
    Award: School Planning & Management magazine 2003 award for Excellence in Design Achievement

    Emerson Elementary

    9709 60th Avenue South
    School Profile

    Project Description: Historic renovation and new addition
    Building Size: 71,182 gross square feet
    Capacity: 535 students (grades K-5)
    Site Size: 1.8 acres
    Total Cost: $17 million
    Completion Date: August 2001
    Architect: DLR Group
    Contractor: V.K. Powell Construction

    Greenwood Elementary

    144 Northwest 80th Street
    School Profile

    Project Description: Historic renovation and new addition
    Building Size: 60,000 gross square feet
    Capacity: 380 students (grades K-5)
    Site Size: 2.8 acres
    Total Cost: $16.1 million
    Completion Date: August 2002
    Architect: Burr Lawrence Rising + Bates Architects
    Contractor: Wick Constructors, Inc.
    Award: School Planning & Management magazine 2003 award for Excellence in Design Achievement

    Highland Park Elementary

    1012 SW Trenton Street
    School Profile

    Project Description: New construction to replace original facility
    Building Size: 71,714 gross square feet
    Capacity: 535 students (grades K-5)
    Site Size: 3.7 acres
    Total Cost: $14.7 million
    Completion Date: May 1999
    Architect: Burr Lawrence Rising + Bates Architects
    Contractor: Lydig Construction, Inc.

    Kimball Elementary

    3200 23rd Avenue South
    School Profile

    Project Description: New addition of classrooms, conference areas, and art/science room
    Building Size: 43,369 gross square feet
    Capacity: 375 students (grades K-5)
    Site Size: 4.9 acres
    Total Cost: $1.8 million
    Completion Date: March 1998
    Architect: Kubota Kato Architects
    Contractor: M. J. Takisaki, Inc.

    Latona School now John Stanford International School

    4057 5th Avenue NE
    School Profile

    Project Description: Historic renovation and new addition
    Building Size: 59,319 gross square feet
    Capacity: 370 students (grades K-5)
    Site Size: 2.2 acres
    Total Cost: $13.2 million
    Completion Date: August 2000
    Architect: Bassetti Architects
    Contractor: Wick Constructors, Inc.

    Madrona School

    1121 33rd Avenue
    School Profile

    Project Description: Historic renovation and new addition
    Building Size: 68,000 gross square feet
    Capacity: 450 students (grades K-8)
    Site Size: 1.8 acres
    Total Cost: $13.7 million
    Completion Date: August 2002
    Architect: DLR Group
    Contractor: Lydig Construction Inc.

    Rainier Beach High School

    8815 Seward Park Avenue S
    School Profile

    Project Description: New Performing Arts Center and partial renovation
    Building Size: 184,913 gross square feet
    Capacity: 1,175 students (grades 9-12)
    Site Size: 21.6 acres
    Total Cost: $6.1 million
    Completion Date: August 1998
    Architect: Streeter & Associates Architects AIA, PLLC
    Contractor: M. J. Takisaki, Inc.

    Sanislo Elementary School

    1812 SW Myrtle Street
    School Profile

    Project Description: New Performing Arts Center and classroom addition
    Building Size: 39,912 gross square feet
    Capacity: 350 students (grades K-5)
    Site Size: 8.9 acres
    Total Cost: $1.8 million
    Completion: Date May 1998
    Architect: Carlson Architects
    Contractor: Commercial Structures, Inc.

    Seward School now home of TOPS K-8

    2500 Franklin Avenue E
    School Profile

    Project Description: Historic renovation; new construction of gym and learning resource center
    Building Size: 95,000 gross square feet
    Capacity: 550 students (grades K-8)
    Site Size: 1.8 acres
    Total Cost: $20 million
    Completion Date: September 1999
    Architect: BJSS Duarte Bryant
    Contractor: ECI General Contractors

    Stevens Elementary School

    1242 18th Avenue E
    School Profile

    Project Description: Historic renovation and new three-story addition, gym, and cafeteria
    Building Size: 63,000 gross square feet
    Capacity: 380 students (grades K-5)
    Site Size: 2.4 acres
    Total Cost: $13.4 million
    Completion Date: September 2001
    Architect: Arai/Jackson Architects
    Contractor: The Vemo Company
    Remediation Engineer: Chalker Putnam Collins & Scott
    Remediation Contractor: Baugh Construction

    West Seattle High School

    3000 California Avenue SW
    School Profile

    Project Description: Historic renovation and new addition
    Building Size: 223,400 gross square feet
    Capacity: 1,400 students (grades 9-12)
    Site Size: 8 acres
    Total Cost: $53.2 million
    Completion Date: September 2002
    Architect: Bassetti Architects
    Contractor: Soltek Pacific

    Whittier Elementary School

    1320 NW 75th Street
    School Profile

    Project Description: Replacement of original building with new three-story facility
    Building Size: 66,000 gross square feet
    Capacity: 445 students (grades K-5)
    Site Size: 2.7 acres
    Total Cost: $13.6 million
    Completion Date: July 1999
    Architect: DLR Group
    Contractor: Wick Constructors, Inc.