#13. Bethel High School No. 3

Cost: $25,811,000 (original contract)

Rendering courtesy of Northwest Architectural
Bethel High School No. 3’s design features openness to the surrounding community.
Project address:
10722 216th St. E., Graham

Start of construction:
Oct. 20, 2003

completion date:

Summer 2005

Bethel School District No. 10


Designed by Northwest Architectural Company, the new Bethel High School addresses the problem of class size in an innovative way. The design includes three teaching “houses” for each grade level, creating the effect of smaller schools within the school.

Each house will contain the full range of services and facilities, and foster smaller learning communities within the 1,300-member student body. This decentralized approach will preserve a small-school environment for each grade, and promote student achievement through smaller classes.

When finished, the 177,000-square-foot facility will include a new Community Union, two gyms, a library, science facility, applied technology and arts facilities, an auditorium, athletic facilities, and special education rooms.

The planning team, consisting of community volunteers, students, staff and architects, agreed that the facility should meet the needs of the students as well as those of the local community. With this in mind, the Community Union was conceived as a meeting place for students, as well as a zone of interaction with the surrounding community.

Adjacent to the main entry, the Community Union will have a large computer lab, commons and cafeteria, and will be open for use after school hours for various local community functions.



Wick Constructors, 11000 Lake City Way N.E., Suite 200, P.O. Box 27146, Seattle, WA 98125, (206) 634-1550


Northwest Architectural, 2201 Sixth Ave., Suite 1405, Seattle, WA 98121-1832, (206) 441-4522

Other Participants
Lynn William Horn and Associates (landscape architect)
George E. Bundy and Associates (kitchen design)
Knudson/Ward (theater design)
AHBL (civil engineer)
Hargis Engineers (mechanical engineer)
NAC Engineering (electrical engineer)
Putnam Collins and Scott Associates (structural engineer)
Robinson Co. (cost estimating)
SSA Acoustics (acoustical design)
Wilkerson & Associates (septic design)
Addison Construction Supply
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B and B Fabricators
Construction Enterprises
Cosco Fire Protection
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Hillstrom Cabinets
Interwest Development
Miles Sand and Gravel
R and D Glass
Sare Electric
Specialized Landscaping
Stagecraft Industries
Stuth Co.

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