Progress at Parkwood

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Architect's drawing of Parkwood Elementary


By Diane Hettrick
Photos by Steven H. Robinson
Parkwood 1st floor
Parkwood 2nd floor
All the exterior walls are up at the new Parkwood Elementary building at N 155th St and Meridian Ave N, so it's now possible to get a sense of what the school will look like.

It's like no other school in Shoreline, private or public. It looks like a collection of boxes, both square and rectangle, pushed together. 

There appear to be two buildings at an angle to each other. No matter where you are standing, you looks a different building.

Roofs are angled from one side to the other, some going different directions from the others.

Two story interior with balconies and skylights


Inside looks even more different. The two story, open commons area has the volume suggestive of a cathedral with huge skylights allowing natural light to flood the area.

I suggest you look at the 1.5 minute video from the school district with interviews of the project manager Dan Stevens and the principal, Ann Torres. HERE

Here's a walk around the outside of part of the building:







In the video, Principal Torres talks about the months of planning that went into the building, with input from all groups and how excited they all are about the new building.



The new school will be 64,800 square feet with a capacity for 500 students. The project's architect is DLR Architects and the contractor is Allied Construction. The estimated completion date is August 2019. The total estimated project cost is $46,909,000.

Parkwood Elementary is housed at the North City Elementary building during construction.

Visit the Parkwood Elementary School websiteOpens a New Window. for additional school construction information.



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