Olympia School District New Classroom Buildings

Olympia School District

Olympia, WA

With a goal of improving student safety, reducing the quantity of portables, and providing dedicated space for music programs, special education classrooms, and commons spaces, HBB worked with the design team and the Olympia School District on 5 new mini-buildings. The two-story buildings are included at Hansen, Roosevelt, McLane, Centennial, and Pioneer Elementary Schools. As part of the overall sustainable approach to the designs, HBB integrated drought-tolerant planting areas, flexible lawn spaces, landscape restoration with native trees and understory plantings, water-efficient irrigation systems, and preservation of existing trees. Other improvements include several sport courts and paved recreation areas, a vegetable garden that can be used as part of the school’s curriculum, playground renovations, grass soccer and little-league fields, and a rainwater garden with an outdoor classroom space. HBB’s services included design and construction documents, cost estimating, specifications, bidding, and permitting support, as well as construction administration.