#6. Quileute Tribal School Gymnasium

Project cost: $3.7 million

Board-and-batten siding helps give the Quileute Tribe's new gym a Northwest look.
Photo by of Chris Salzwedel/Mortenson

Project address:
2 By Yak Way, La Push

Start of construction:
July 2001

Expected completion date:
March 2002

Quileute Tribal School

The Quileute Tribal Community’s $3.7 million school gymnasium and community center is being built on a wooded site in the village of La Push.

The design-build team of M.A. Mortenson Co. and Bassetti Architects assisted the Quileute Tribal School in determining the best and most cost-effective approach to upgrading, improving or replacing its existing gymnasium facility.

Mortenson was tasked with providing pricing for many options, including: complete renovation of the existing gym; demolition of the existing gym and construction of a new one in its place; and building an additional gym on another site while maintaining the existing one.

When it is finished, the 18,000-square-foot gym will also have classroom space and a kitchen. Its walls will be a combination of tilt-up concrete and board-and-batten siding. The new facility will provide the tribe and tribal school three times as much space for events and gatherings than they currently have in the existing gymnasium.

Funding for the project is being provided by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.


Design-build contractor:
M.A. Mortenson Co., 14719 N.E. 29th Place, Bellevue, WA 98007, (425) 895-9000

Bassetti Architects, 71 Columbia St., Suite 500, Seattle, WA 98104, (206) 340-9500

Other Participants
De Montigny Engineers Inc.
Travis Fitzmaurice & Associates
Tahoma Mechanical
Olympic Electric
Stellar Structure
Jordan Excavating
Division Nine

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