Renderings for the new Tyee High School published by Highline Public Schools

Highline Public Schools has released renderings of what a new Tyee High School will look like, after voters approve a future school bond to pay for construction:

Bus entrance for the proposed Tyee High School replacement; schematic design by Integrus Architecture.

Yard for the proposed replacement of Tyee High School; schematic design by Integrus Architecture.

Bird’s eye view of the Tyee High School replacement project design, from southeast to northwest; schematic design by Integrus Architecture.

Main entrance for the proposed Tyee High School replacement; schematic design by Integrus Architecture.

Integrus Architecture has published the results of its work with the Tyee Design Review Committee. The images represent the 100% schematic design phase of the architects’ work.

Development work on the design of a new Tyee High School is expected to be completed by June. The 2016 school bond pays for these design phases. The architects’ progress on the design means the project will be ready to be submitted for planning permission, if and when voters approve another requirement.

Next comes the design development phase, during which the architects meet with various end-user groups from the school, as well as department and facility staff to finalize more details and confirm requirements. Then the design will go through a process of value engineering and cost reconciliation.

The new school will need another approved school bond to pay for final paperwork and construction. The school board will decide this summer whether or not to place the next school deposit on the November ballots. The architects’ progress on the design means the project will be ready to be submitted for planning permission, if and when voters approve another requirement.

Here’s more from the neighborhood:

DESIGN INFORMATION:

    • Capacity: 1,200 students
    • Description: Portions of this schoolyard will be constructed of solid wood clad in reflective metal boxes and glass. The active learning wing will contain spaces dedicated to performing arts, sports and career technologies. A basic three-story learning wing forms the north side of the courtyard, gathering daylight and providing views of Mount Rainier. The single-story Student Services Building forms the south side of the courtyard, filling it with daylight and providing a human-scale approach to the front of the building.
    • Timeline: The construction documentation phase of the design process is expected to begin in July. Construction documents will be 70% complete by November. If the school board places a school bond in the November 2022 ballots and voters approve a bond by a 60% supermajority, architects could be ready to apply for a building permit in November.

Following permit submission, the architects’ schedule calls for the design phase of the construction document to be 100% complete by February 2023, followed by a tender process to select a construction contractor.

If a bond is approved in 2022, demolition and construction could begin as early as late summer 2023. Tyee students could expect to attend school at the interim Olympic site for two years, with a new opening from Tyee High School in the fall of 2025.

Learn more about the details and potential timeline for this project: bit.ly/3pU6xz0

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