Seattle World School at T.T. Minor

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Address: 1700 E. Union Street, Seattle

Overview

The original 1940 building and 1960 addition at T.T. Minor were renovated and re-purposed to house the Seattle World School program.

Budget

$14 million

Project Description

Seattle World School is Seattle Public Schools’ culturally and linguistically diverse school for newcomer secondary students (ages 11-20).

The existing building was renovated and enlarged to 53,000 square feet for the Seattle World School, a culturally and linguistically diverse school for newcomer secondary students (ages 11-20). It will accommodate up to 360 students. An on-site community health clinic and a network of service providers occupy specifically designed spaces to serve this population.

As part of the modernization, the mechanical and electrical systems were upgraded, and the interior finishes were replaced or revitalized. The wood frame addition houses the commons and includes the kitchen, cafeteria and stage as well as school administration space.

Sustainable Features

Sustainability

  • Reuse of existing building and recycling of construction debris
  • Strategically placed windows and skylights
  • LED light fixtures and automated lighting controls
  • Thermal pane windows
  • Rain garden to capture storm water from the roof and paved surfaces
  • Roof-mounted solar panels to heat water

Building Design: TCF Architects
Construction Management: Seattle Public Schools
Contractor: Bayley Construction

Schedule Overview

Construction began: Summer 2015

School opened: Fall 2016

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