Chinook Middle School

Clyde Hill, WA

Project Details

  • Location
    Clyde Hill, WA
  • Contract Value
  • Area
    144,000 sqft
  • Completed
    Fall 2014
  • Client
    Bellevue School District
  • Architect
    BLRB Architects

The Chinook Middle School project was a complete replacement of the existing facility. Located in the City of Clyde Hill, the site topography posed the biggest challenge to the designers and in turn our construction team. With the 25 foot height limit and the need to fit 143,500 sf of building on the site, in addition to synthetic turf multipurpose and football fields, storm detention vaults, tennis courts and an all-weather rubberized track, the building had to be two stories. Those constraints required that much of the hillside be removed. Approximately 87,000 CY of material had to be trucked off of the site during the course of construction and in its place we installed massive retaining walls, upwards to 23 feet tall.

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.