Highline High School (HHS) students and staff -- and a future Pirate -- gave feedback to Bassetti architects and the interior designer at a design review committee meeting October 4, 2018. The group meets one more time and will hold a community meeting in the spring to celebrate the finished design for the new school.
Committee members gave input on the color palette, the carpet, the design of a tall entrance wall above the student store, an HHS history wall and many other interior details.
And yes, the stained glass pirate intends to return to the reconstructed main entrance.
There's much more to show everyone. Come see the completed interior, exterior and landscape design for Highline High School at an Ask-the-Architect community meeting in the spring. We will let you know when it is scheduled so you can celebrate this milestone in the design and construction of a new, modern learning facility for our students.
Special thanks to Noah, an 11th grade student, who will never attend the new school, but has volunteered many hours on the design review committee. Thanks also to dedicated HHS staff Guy Spencer, Dawn Tessandore, Lori Box and Maricela Sanchez who made it to meeting #11 of this long process. We welcomed the addition of Ruth, a 10th grade student, and Kellie, an 8th grade student who will attend the new Highline when she is a junior--plus Co-Principal Tremain Holloway.
The old building will close days after school ends. Movers will cart furniture, computers, and teaching materials to the renovated Olympic Interim site where students will attend school during the rebuild. Check the construction news page for future information about the design event in the spring, the goodbye event in May, and the demolition and construction progress.