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July 23, 2020


Photo by Nicholas Burggraaf
The 325,000-square-foot Central Kitsap Middle and High School creates a distinct identity for each school through thoughtful site circulation, parking, way-finding, signage and scale.

Central Kitsap Middle and High School

Location: Silverdale

Contractor: Forrest Sound Products LLC

Architect: Integrus Architecture

Team: Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters, GTS Interior Supply, L&W Supply, Valhalla Construction Products, F-Sorb, HILTI, Rockfon, USG Building Systems

Bringing Central Kitsap High School and Middle School together with a common support infrastructure accomplished many school district’s goals: increasing safety and security, eliminating the use of portable classrooms, providing for future flexibility, minimizing transitions, and achieving significant savings in project construction.

The buildings were sited to maximize views of the surrounding area from a steeply sloped site. The 325,000-square-foot facility creates a distinct identity for each school through thoughtful site circulation, parking, way-finding, signage, and scale.

In concert with the general contractor, Integrus Architecture and the project review committee, Forrest Sound Products navigated complex site issues for project storage areas, allowing for full access for about 1,500 high school and 700 middle students during all phases of construction. The schools share a kitchen and career and technical labs, but each has its own secure entryways and seismic upgrades.

A major challenge was the wood ceilings and walls. The theater walls and ceilings required precise measurements for the panels to be ordered ahead of time. The 2-by-2-foot metal ceiling panels provide a textured ceiling for the common spaces. The acoustical wall panels required large-format, fabric-covered diffusers carefully crafted to fit the inside and outside corners of the music rooms. The schedule was demanding but the project was ready for the 2019 school year.

Judges’ comment: “The complex installation of a variety of materials and surfaces, including wood ceilings and walls by the Forrest Sound Products team, produced a beautiful and functional environment.”

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