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  School Construction 2006


A Special Feature of DJC.COM
August 31, 2006
Feature Stories

"Schools losing out as construction costs soar"
Cost of a new elementary school has risen 68% since 2001
By GREG STACK
Northwest Architectural Co.


"Flexible classrooms are a perfect fit"
Flooring, storage units and lighting can define spaces, improve learning
By KELLI SMITH
Dykeman Architects


"Careful builders can avoid contract disputes"
Facing delays? Be up front with schools about scheduling, notice requirements
By MICHAEL FERRING
Ferring Nelson LLP


"Does your school building make the grade?"
Post-occupancy evaluations can show you what’s working — and what’s not
By BUTCH REIFERT
Mahlum Architects

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Benjamin Franklin Elementary School in Kirkland, designed by Mahlum Architects, was completed in 2005 for $9.8 million. Spee West Construction was the general contractor. Project team members also include Cascade Design Collaborative, Coughlin Porter Lundeen, Keen Engineers and Coffman Engineers.
Photo by Benjamin Benschneider

"Getting around permitting hurdles takes creativity, teamwork"
What happened when a campus expansion plan faced conflicting state and county rules
By TERRENCE BILLS and DONALD MELLOTT
BCRA


"Gateway opens up a closed-off campus"
New building plan strengthens a college’s connection to its landscape
By WALTER SCHACHT and JENN ERICKSON
Schacht Aslani Architects


"State beefing up health and safety requirements"
Understanding the checklist can avoid costly mistakes in school projects
By REBECCA BAIBAK
Integrus Architecture

"Rain gardens: effective, natural and cheap"
Schools are turning to a sustainable alternative for stormwater management
By TIM BROCKWAY and KAS KINKEAD
Special to the Journal


"Partnerships a high note for school, community"
Tacoma art school opens itself to the city and adds life to the streets
By MICHAEL McGAVOCK
McGranahan Architects


School Construction team:

Section editor: Jon Silver
Section design: Jeffrey Miller
Web design: Lisa Lannigan
Advertising: Matt Brown


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Babbit Neuman Construction Company (www.babbitneuman.com)
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Coughlin Porter Lundeen (www.cplinc.com)
Heery (www.heery.com)
Integrus Architecture (www.integrus.net)
KJM & Associates (www.kjmassoc.com)
Matson Carlson (email: chris@matsoncarlson.com)
McGranahan Architects (www.mcgranahan.com)
Modern Building Systems (www.mbs-modular.com)
Olympic Associates Company (www.olympicassociates.com)
Pacific Mobile (www.pacificmobile.com)
The Robinson Compnay (email: robco@robinson-co.com)
Tres West Engineers, Inc. (www.treswest.com)

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