Nova High School at Mann

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Front Mann Dec14 0913

Address: 2410 E Cherry St., Seattle, WA 98122


The Horace Mann building is a historically landmarked school, built in 1903. It was closed as an elementary in 1968 and from 1970 to 2014 housed alternative programs. The original design plan included an addition to the north of the school, but until now, it was never constructed. The building will be the new location for the Nova High School program.


$12,641,000 (includes multiple funding sources)

Project Description

The project, completed in Feb. 2015, included seismic and modernization improvements to the 33,000-square-foot existing building and a 15,000-aquare-foot wing constructed on the north side of the property.

The modernization included complete mechanical, electrical and plumbing upgrades, new exterior siding, refurbished windows, interior finishes and technology improvements. Earthquake safety, life safety and accessibility (ADA) improvements were also addressed.

An additional vehicle entrance was added for a reconfigured parking lot area and rain gardens installed to improve storm water discharge.

Architect: TCF Architecture, PLLC
Construction Management: Seattle Public Schools
Contractor: Construction Services, Inc.

Schedule Overview

Construction complete: Winter 2015
School opened: Fall 2015

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