Washington Chapter

The geographic area served consists of the state of Washington.

Region / Chapter Member Care Manager: Donna Robinson, CMP

School Tour & Dinner

Thursday, January 24, 2019
Loyal Heights Elementary School
Seattle Public Schools
7735 25th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117

Loyal Heights Elementary School DINNER PROGRAM:
Seattle Public Schools BEX V Levy – Richard Best

Loyal Heights Elementary School

Built in 1932, this two-story municipally landmarked historic school originally offered (10) classrooms and a large cafeteria which also served as a shared use community gathering room. In 1946, a wing was added which housed two kindergarten classrooms, a library, three general classrooms and a girls’ gymnasium. Beyond periodic improvements and upgrades necessary to remain operational, Loyal Heights, with a capacity of 450 students, had been essentially untouched since the 1946 addition.

Primary design goals for the rehabilitation and expansion of Loyal Heights Elementary School, as identified by the district and planning committee, included:
  • Integration of new learning and support spaces with the existing 36,731SF historic structure to expand capacity to accommodate 660 students, while preserving outdoor space on site and within the parameters of rehabilitation for a landmarked building
  • Provision of both indoor and outdoor learning spaces that support multi-modal education, and multiple instructional methodologies
  • A contextual design that harmonizes with the school’s densely populated residential neighborhood, provides and preserves outdoor learning and play spaces, and preserves the architecturally significant character of the historic landmarked building
  • Delivery of a safe, secure school that supports use as a community center and facilitates community connections
  • Integration of sustainable design elements that reflect principles of environmental stewardship and resource conservation
The design encompassed a comprehensive reorganization and renovation of all interior spaces, preservation and rehabilitation of the building envelope, the addition of 51,400 SF of new learning and support space, and significant site circulation improvements. The existing covered play structure was demolished to accommodate expansion and was replaced with a new covered play area. The existing lunchroom was restored and repurposed as the school library; and a new gymnasium was added where portables were formerly located. A new commons space with stage and music room now adjoins the gymnasium and serves as a lunchroom and flexible multipurpose space. An operable partition between the gymnasium and commons allows the spaces to be combined for large school and community events.

Project Team:
  • Architect: BLRB Architects
  • Landscape Architect: Thomas V. Rengstorf & Associates
  • Civil Engineer: AHBL Engineers
  • Structural Engineer: PCS Structural Solutions
  • Mechanical Engineer: Metrix Engineers
  • Electrical Engineer: Hargis Engineers
  • Contractor: Skanska USA

Tour: 4:00 – 5:20 PM
Loyal Heights Elementary

Networking and Cocktails: 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Ballard Bay Club
6413 Seaview Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107

Dinner: 6:30 PM

Program: 7:00 – 8:00 PM

Rates
Members (Early) $50.00
Non-Members (Early)   $60.00
Members (Late) $70.00
Non-Members (Late) $80.00
School Districts $30.00

Please register so we can get an accurate head count.

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Early cutoff is 5:00 pm, January 21st

School District Employees
School District employees' first dinner is free! Spread the word and introduce a new School District employee to A4LE, encourage them to sign up online for a free first dinner.

We greatly appreciate your attendance and active participation in our chapter events.


2019 Washington Chapter Conference

Building Bridges of Success   May 8-10, 2019
Building Bridges of Success: For Learners, Educators, and Facilitators
Hilton Vancouver Washington
Vancouver, WA

Sponsorship registration open!

Call for Presenters

The Washington Chapter, is excited to announce that our call for presentations is now open for our Spring Conference, set for May 8-10, 2019 in Vancouver WA.

The conference theme is Building Bridges of Success: For Learners, Educators, and Facilitators. Every student’s pathway to success is different, and how they get there varies greatly. The 2019 A4LE WA Chapter Conference will explore different methodologies for improving student engagement and learning, and how our learning environments can better support this goal. We will take a few days in Vancouver to remind ourselves that the goal of every school is student learning, and we each have a role in working together for all students. We encourage A4LE members, as well as interested firms and districts/divisions, to submit your proposals for a presentation.

Sessions will be 60 minutes in length. Please note the sessions are to be educational in nature. Sales, product, or marketing presentations will not be accepted. Except for students, teachers, and district administrators, all speakers must register for the conference and pay the regular conference fee. No compensation will be provided for expenses, travel, or lodging.

We hope that you consider joining us and we look forward to reviewing your proposal. The intended audience includes school district superintendents, educators, facility and operations managers, planners, designers, suppliers and builders whose collective mission is to improve the environments where children learn.

Click here to view the submission requirements.

Submit your proposal!

Submissions Due: March 8, 2019


2019 Pacific Northwest Regional Conference

The Sky Is the Limit May 29-31, 2019
The Sky Is the Limit: Growing Healthy Learning Environments
Sheraton Cavalier Saskatoon Hotel
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Book your room!

Call for Presentations

The Washington Chapter, is excited to announce that our call for presentations is now open for our Spring Conference, set for May 8-10, 2019 in Vancouver WA..

The conference theme is Building Bridges of Success: For Learners, Educators, and Facilitators. Every student’s pathway to success is different, and how they get there varies greatly. The 2019 A4LE WA Chapter Conference will explore different methodologies for improving student engagement and learning, and how our learning environments can better support this goal. We will take a few days in Vancouver to remind ourselves that the goal of every school is student learning, and we each have a role in working together for all students. We encourage A4LE members, as well as interested firms and districts/divisions, to submit your proposals for a presentation.

Sessions will be 60 minutes in length.Please note the sessions are to be educational in nature. Sales, product, or marketing presentations will not be accepted. Except for students, teachers, and district administrators, all speakers must register for the conference and pay the regular conference fee. No compensation will be provided for expenses, travel, or lodging.

We hope that you consider joining us and we look forward to reviewing your proposal. The intended audience includes school district superintendents, educators, facility and operations managers, planners, designers, suppliers and builders whose collective mission is to improve the environments where children learn.

Click here to view the submission requirements.

Submit your proposal!

Submissions Due: March 8, 2019


Thank you to our 2018-2019 Sponsors

Valedictorian

AHBL BCE Coughlin Porter DLR Group
Hargis Hutteball Oremus McGranahan NAC
PCS WDG

Salutatorian

integrus mahlum Mohawk Group

Magna Cum Laude

bassetti BLRB BNBuilders DeaMor
LPD TCF Architecture SMS WCG
OAC EDU Beresford

Dean's List

BCRA Dykeman Greenbusch Group Keithly Barber
Metrix

Honor Roll

A3 Acoustics AESI DIRTT ehsi
Great Floors McKinistry Orange Thread patcraft
Robinson Co. Sazan Turner

Contributor

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2018 Award Winners

Polished Apple Award Winner:
Arlington Elementary School, Tacoma, WA
Mahlum Architects

Arlington ES

Merit Award Winner:
Environmental Learning Center, Tacoma, WA
McGranahan Architects

Environmental Learning Center

Merle Kirkley Scholarship Winners:

Kirsten Buehler
Monroe, WA
Tanner Abbott
Davenport, WA
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