Ingraham High School

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Ingraham High School

Construction Schedule Overview


In 2007, Seattle voters approved the Building Excellence III capital bond that funds school building projects, including a new building addition for Ingraham High School. The new classroom building addition will replace the portable structures with twelve new classrooms and a central courtyard at the west end of the existing school.

In order to efficiently accommodate 12 new classrooms, the School Design Team chose to design a two story addition connecting to the west side of the existing building, where there is a naturally occurring slope.

This revised building design replaces the exterior courtyard with a smaller, enclosed atrium space. This revised design will preserve approximately 75% of the existing trees in the northwest grove. More than 10 new trees will be planted for each one of the 29 trees that is removed for the classroom building addition.

Design Highlights

  • 12 new classrooms
  • Easier and more direct student access to the main building’s library, lunchroom and auditorium
  • Expanded parking lot to accommodate event parking on site
  • Improved pedestrian connection between the school and the pool
  • New water quality treatment on site will handle rain runoff from parking lots
  • Better-designed and supervised entrance on the school’s west side
  • Removal of old portable structures
  • Improved street paving
  • New curbs and gutters
  • New sidewalks
  • Conversion of open ditches to underground storm culverts
  • New shade trees and vegetative swales
  • New native understory plantings to improve wildlife habitat

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