#6. Stadium High School renovation
111 N. E St., Tacoma
$72 million (construction)
Type of contract:
General contractor/construction manager
Start of construction:
Aug. 4, 2004
Expected completion date:
Sept. 1, 2006
Construction of Stadium High School originally began in 1893 as a tourist hotel. After the railroad stopped construction on the hotel, the city of Tacoma bought the property and completed the building in 1906 as the new Tacoma High School. The name was later changed to Stadium High School after the landmark Stadium Bowl was constructed next to the school.
The building consists of four upper levels and three basement levels. The structure is primarily non-reinforced masonry, with wood columns, beams and floor framing inside.
Many of the interior masonry bearing walls will be removed and replaced with new concrete shear walls. All existing stairs will be replaced, and portions of the existing floor structures will be removed and replaced with structural steel. All floors will receive new concrete topping slabs.
The school renovation consists of demolishing and reconfiguring classroom, administrative, corridor and speciality spaces to accommodate a modern high school program that includes seismic and ADA upgrades. All mechanical, elevator, electrical, security and data/tech systems will be replaced.
An 80,000-square-foot gymnasium and performing arts building, and a structured parking garage, will be added to the campus. Also, a new cafeteria and commons will be constructed inside the old gymnasium building, and an existing swimming pool will be renovated.
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