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Architects Release New Tyee High School Design

Design-only by Integrus Architecture, Funded with 2016 Bond

Here's what a new Tyee High School will look like... after voters approve a future school bond to pay for construction.

Design for main entrance of Tyee High School

Main entrance for proposed Tyee High School replacement; schematic design by Integrus Architecture.


Integrus Architecture released the results of their work with the Tyee Design Review Committee. The images represent the 100% schematic design phase of the architects' work.

Next is the design development phase, in which the architects meet with different end user groups at the school, plus department and facilities staff to finalize more levels of detail and confirm needs. Then the design will go through a value engineering and cost reconciliation process.

The design development work for a new Tyee High School is expected to be completed by June. The 2016 school bond is paying for these design phases.

The new school will need another school bond approved to pay for final documents and construction. The school board will decide this summer whether to place the next school bond on November ballots. The architects’ progress on the design means the project will be ready to submit for a building permit, if and when voters approve another bond.

Bus entrance side of proposed new Tyee High School design

Bus entrance for proposed Tyee High School replacement; schematic design by Integrus Architecture.


Design Information

Capacity: 1,200 students

Description: Portions of this courtyard school will be built in mass timber clad in boxes of reflective metal and glass. The active learning wing will contain performing arts, athletic and career technology spaces. A three-story core learning wing forms the courtyard’s north side, collecting daylight and providing views of Mount Rainier. The single-story student services building forms the courtyard’s south side, filling it with daylight and offering a human-scaled approach at the front of the building.

Timeline: The construction document phase of the design process is expected to begin this July. The construction documents will be 70% complete by November. If the school board places a school bond on November 2022 ballots, and if voters approve a bond by a 60% supermajority, then the architects could be ready to submit for a building permit in November.

After submission of the permit, the architects' timeline calls for the construction document phase of design to be 100% complete in February 2023, followed by a bid process to select a construction contractor. 

If a bond is approved in 2022, demolition and construction could start as soon as late summer in 2023. Tyee students could expect to attend school at the Olympic Interim Site for two years, with a new Tyee High School opening in Fall 2025.

Design image of courtyard proposed for a new Tyee High School

Courtyard for proposed Tyee High School replacement; schematic design by Integrus Architecture.


 

Aerial view of schematic design for proposed new Tyee High School

Bird's eye view of design for proposed Tyee High School replacement, from southeast, looking northwest; schematic design by Integrus Architecture.


If you have questions about this design project, please contact us at keepingourpromise@highlineschools.org.