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November 8, 2019

First Place: Block
Peter Kirk Elementary School

Photo provided by Masonry Institute of Washington
Masonry was selected as the primary exterior finish to meet cost targets and provide long-term durability.

Location: Kirkland

Mason contractor: J&S Masonry

Architect: Studio Meng Strazarra

Owner: Kirkland School District

General contractor: Lease Crutcher Lewis

Masonry supplier: Mutual Materials

Peter Kirk Elementary School is in an established residential neighborhood and replaced the existing school on the same site.

Preservation of existing trees buffering the site was a key goal reinforcing the natural character of the setting. The two-story building steps with the existing grades to minimize material export and allow the building to fit into the site. The learning areas have direct views of the natural environment.

Masonry was selected as the primary exterior finish to meet cost targets and provide long-term durability for a more than 50-year-old educational facility.

Overall, cladding the building with concrete masonry units (CMUs) provided a 30% cost savings over other cladding materials.


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