Lake Washington High School Addition
Thanks to the 2019 Capital Construction Levy, Lake Washington High School has completed projects to add more space for students in class, in the new auxiliary gym and while they are in the commons area.
The new North Wing on campus added 20 new “world class” classrooms and shared space. The new classrooms were built with a focus on math, science, and Career and Technical Education (CTE) classes.
In April 2019, voters approved a capital construction levy that is providing $120 million in funding, collected over six years. These funds, combined with state construction assistance funds, will provide a total of $144 million. As of March 2021, $73 million has been spent on these levy projects:
Workers are in the process of installing the wood floor at the new auxiliary gymnasium at Lake Washington High School. Sprinkler and electrical installation have begun and interior painting is underway. The school will be able to start using the gym for physical education classes and other athletic needs in the fall.
On May 4, LWSD closed on a 25-acre property in Redmond, which was formerly owned by Cadman. The site is within King County’s Urban Growth Boundary and adjacent to a growing residential neighborhood.
Why is slime stretchy? How do chickens flap their wings?
With these questions in mind, two science classes at Lake Washington High School celebrated the last week of school by setting up lab experiments. The labs also gave students a chance to use the new equipment in two of the school’s 20 new classrooms.
The roof installation at Lake Washington High School auxiliary gymnasium is complete, protecting the building from rain and other weather. Exterior walls, including brick, concrete masonry, and the glass/aluminum wall system are installed, which will allow interior construction to progress. Circular solar tubes reflect light into the gym naturally during the day. Installation of interior building systems – including electrical, data, plumbing and mechanical – is in progress. The gym is scheduled to open in fall 2021.
Architect: McGranahan Architecture
Contractor: Lydig Construction
Location: 12033 NE 80th St, Kirkland, WA 98033
Spaces: 20 classrooms, including general, science, CTE and teacher planning spaces; auxiliary gymnasium and commons space.
Current Portables: 10 classroom portables currently at LWHS will be relocated to Rose Hill Middle School, Kirkland Middle School and Inglewood Middle School after construction.
Planned opening: New classrooms: Fall 2020; Auxiliary gymnasium and commons space: Fall 2021.