Shorewood design wins award

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The original Ronald Elementary School is part of new Shorewood
Photo courtesy Bassetti Architects

Shorewood High School’s architects, Bassetti Architects, were recently presented a prestigious honor for their work rehabilitating and incorporating the Ronald School into the design and construction of the new Shorewood High School.

The King County Executive and King County Landmarks Commission selected the project as one of four to receive the 2015 King County Executive’s John D. Spellman Award for Exemplary Achievement in Historic Preservation. 

Main entrance to Shorewood with Ronald School on left
Photo Bassetti Architects

The 240,000-square-foot Shorewood High School was designed to incorporate the 1914 landmarked Ronald School as a black box theater for the new school. 

“We are very pleased, excited and humbled to have been recognized for our work, and a large part of the success goes to the District for the foresight and flexibility that allowed the preservation and incorporation of the Ronald School into the final design,” said Dan Miles of Bassetti Architects.


Anonymous,  September 30, 2015 at 12:20 AM  

So the preservation of the Ronald School received an award? Without the efforts of a small group of determined community members, Shoreline Public Schools would have torn it down. The fight to preserve the Ronald school was derided by parents and the school district, now the same tout the virtues of the school preservation -- hypocrites all.

Anonymous,  October 1, 2015 at 1:41 PM  

So, you are angry at the district for listening to their community in regards to this issue, changing course from their original plan, saving the historical presence of the Ronald School and celebrating the fruit of that compromise? Hmmm..

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