Sammamish High School

Bellevue, WA

Project Details

  • Location
    Bellevue, WA
  • Contract Value
  • Area
    320,000 sqft
  • Completed
    Winter 2017
  • Client
    Bellevue School District
  • Architect
    Integrus Architecture

As with many existing high school sites in the state, Sammamish High had undergone many additions and renovations since it first opened in 1959. The performing arts center (completed by Spee West in 2005) was the only prior addition to remain in the 2017 completed campus. The PAC was integrated right into the center of the project, posing challenges for not only construction logistics but scheduling as well. Sammamish was a multi-phase project stretched out over more than four years in an effort to minimize the impact to the students and programs that continued on campus during construction. The finished product boasts more than 320,000 sf of new space and a second story main gymnasium and kitchen/commons, as well as one of only two high school level glassblowing studios in the state. The structure is comprised of structural concrete, structural masonry, SidePlate structural steel system and insulated concrete form walls. Site improvements consisted of new street lighting within the public right of way (among other frontage improvements), all new utilities and over 73,000 sf of design-built storm detention vaults.

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.