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  School Construction 2007


A Special Feature of DJC.COM
September 20, 2007
Feature Stories

"Cascadia college building will be green inside and out "
Reducing site impacts a top goal for designers of the $33M project
By ROBIN ROGERS
Otak


"Case for operable windows isn’t open and shut"
Outdoor noise can put natural ventilation at odds with classroom quiet
By MICHAEL R. YANTIS
Yantis Acoustical Design


"Public school projects fall out of favor with bidders"
Hot market favors private projects, forcing school bids skyward
By SIMON F. SQUIRE
Rider Levett Bucknall


"Seattle gets creative to expand bidding pool"
Smaller bid packages bring in more contractors
By CINDY KESTER
DKA


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BA 96,000-square-foot addition to Wilson High School, at 1202 N. Orchard St. in Tacoma, was completed in 2006 for $29 million. Northwest Architectural Co. was the designer and Leo Finnegan Construction Co. was the general contractor.
Photo courtesy of Northwest Architectural Co.

"Spokane takes a chance on GC/CM"
2 big renovations test state’s new project-delivery rules
By SUE WASSERMAN
Heery International


"Lynnwood a proving ground for green schools"
State enlists $89 million high school to test green strategies
By GREGORY HEPP
Bassetti Architects


"Performing arts spaces gain sophistication"
But schools must be flexible, share resources to keep down costs
By BUTCH REIFERT
Mahlum Architects


"Light ‘chimneys’ cool off Tacoma school"
What does daylighting have to with ventilation? Plenty, it turns out
By GREG STACK
Northwest Architectural Co.


"‘I wish I could go to a school just like this’"
Students and staff agree: there’s more to building green than saving money
By JERRY CONDUFF
BOORA Architectsy


"Owners, designers can harness the Web too"
Online project-management tools aren’t just for contractors
By RANDY BARBER
Olympic Associates Co.


"Tomorrow’s schools will be greener, freer"
Technology, cleaner classrooms, individualized study will boost student performance
By TODD TOVANI
Ambia


School Construction team:

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


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