Before this new K-12 school opened its doors, the Lummi Nation bused their 750 students to a neighboring school in Western Washington. In a collaborative effort between the Albuquerque and Seattle offices, WHPacific worked closely with the tribal council and the Lummi Nation leaders to include key cultural traditions in the design of a new 130,000 SF school. The $21M design/build project also includes a new playground area, football field, baseball field, bus maintenance facility and on-site housing for cultural activities.
In addition to providing all site civil and architectural design services, the WHPacific team participated in value engineering sessions with the general contractor, which not only brought the project design in on budget, but also reduced the construction cost by approximately $3M.
AWARDS: 2005 National School Board Association Selection
2005 American School and University Selection