#6. Stadium High School renovation

Photo courtesy Skanska
Tacomaís Stadium High School is getting a $72 million renovation that includes a new gym/performing arts building.

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.



Skanska, 900 Poplar Place S., Seattle, WA 98144, (206) 726-8000


Krei Architecture, 1119 Pacific Ave., Suite 1600, Tacoma, WA 98402, (253) 383-8700

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


Magnusson Klemencic Associates (structural)

Notkin Engineering (mechanical)

Travis Fitzmaurice & Associates (electrical)

AHBL (civil, land surveyor)


Tacoma School District

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ACCO Engineered Systems
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Bargreen Ellingson
The Berger Partnership
Cobra Roofing
Cosco Fire Protection
Crosby Masonry Restoration
Deeny Construction
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D.W. Close
Doug Lent Mechanical
FS&GS Services
George Bundy & Associates
J&S Masonry
Knudson & Ward
Malcolm Drilling
Michael Yantis Associates
Mid-Mountain Contractors
Otis Elevator Co.
Pella Windows
Purcell Painting & Coatings
Rubensteinís Contract Carpets
United Iron Works
Washington Architectural Hardware
Wm. Dickson Co.
Woodworth & Co.

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