Genesee Hill Elementary School

West Seattle, WA

Project Details

  • Location
    West Seattle, WA
  • Contract Value
    $30,700,000
  • Area
    91,000 sqft
  • Completed
    Fall 2016
  • Client
    Seattle Public Schools
  • Architect
    BLRB Architects

This very large elementary school is located in the heart of West Seattle at the crest of Genesee Hill. The three-story structural steel framed building sits atop a basement which houses its main mechanical room. The south elevation of the school skirts the upper edge of a steep slope classified by the City of Seattle as an Environmentally Critical Area. The west boundary of the building is dug into another hillside which is immediately adjacent to the public right-of-way. These unique features posed several challenges during the construction process but the end product shines and is the pride of the Genesee Park neighborhood.

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.