Carl Sandburg Elementary School

Kirkland, WA

Project Details

  • Location
    Kirkland, WA
  • Contract Value
    $23,900,000
  • Area
    67,000 sqft
  • Completed
    Fall 2012
  • Client
    Lake Washington School District
  • Architect
    NAC Architecture

Situated on the top of Finn Hill in Kirkland, Carl Sandburg Elementary was constructed on the play field of an existing occupied campus. Beyond working mere feet from occupied classrooms, the tight constraints for locating the geothermal well field as well as poor soils posed construction challenges during the work. The structure is comprised of structural steel as well as insulated concrete form walls in the gymnasium area. Sustainable features include an 80 bored geothermal well field and a solar array doubling as a sun screen.

Spee West’s projects range in size from $20,000 to $160,000,000. While our recent projects have been focused in the public works sector, we have a history of negotiated private work as well. We take great pride in each job we complete, knowing their impact will last for generations.