Peter Kirk Elementary School

    We are here: Phase 6, Construction

    Project Updates

    Classrooms under construction: Kirk teachers get their first look

    Kindergarten and first grade teachers group photo

    Teachers and staff at Peter Kirk Elementary have started planning what they will need for their new classrooms in the fall. Each grade toured the new school in February and March. The kindergarten and first grade teachers (pictured here) were the final group to tour the school on March 14. The new building is under construction next to the existing building.

    Construction updates: Workers have completed roofing. Drywall and window installations are nearly complete. Painting will begin this month.

    A 3D virtual tour of the new Peter Kirk Elementary

    The rebuilt and enlarged Peter Kirk Elementary will open in September 2019. Principal Monica Garcia hosts a tour of the new building.

    Six-month countdown: Five new schools opening in September

    Aerial photos of construction projects

    Enjoy this bird’s-eye view of the new schools opening in six months: Timberline Middle School (the new middle school at Redmond Ridge); rebuilt and enlarged Peter Kirk Elementary and Margaret Mead Elementary; and the first phase of rebuilt and enlarged Juanita High School. We have also posted updated photos of the interior remodel happening at Old Redmond Schoolhouse. The building will open with preschool classrooms in the fall.

    Weather impacts: The district is working with our partners to ensure projects stay on schedule despite February’s record snowfall.

    Kirk Elementary - February 2019 update

    weatherproofing, staff tour, snow during construction

    • Building weatherproofing (orange in photo) is complete.
    • Staff had their first chance to tour the new building in February.
    • Framing is complete.
    • Drywall installation has begun.
    Kirk January 2019 updates: Framing and mechanical installation in progress

    Collage: Mechanical installation, principal and superintendent, exterior framing

    • Principal Monica Garcia and Superintendent Dr. Jane Stavem walked the construction site.
    • Interior mechanical, plumbing and fire sprinkler installation is in progress.
    • Gym/Commons exterior framing is in progress.

    Aerial Photos

    Photo credit: Tim Rice Photography

    Drawings and Site Plans

    Project Information

    This project will rebuild and enlarge Peter Kirk Elementary School. The Long-Term Facilities Task Force recommended this project.

    Architect: Studio Meng Strazzara
    Contractor: Lease Crutcher Lewis
    Square Footage: 78,000
    Capacity: 690 students
    Spaces: 30 standard classrooms plus music, art/science rooms, ELL/SN/special education, library, cafeteria/commons, gymnasium, and outdoor covered play area
    Estimated Project Cost: $44,987,000 (includes construction costs of $26.5 million in 2016 dollars, $12.7 million in non-construction costs, and $5.7 million in expected construction inflation)
    Planned opening: September 2019

    Remodel vs. Rebuild
    A Remodel vs Rebuild Study concluded rebuilding a new school would be more cost effective than remodeling and enlarging the existing school. The current school consists of multiple small buildings made of cinder block. A new building would bring the entire school under one roof and limit access points into the building to enhance safety.

    State construction assistance
    Due to its age, the school became eligible for state funds for renovation or replacement in 2005. The district expects to receive $3 million in State Construction Funding Assistance for this project.

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