West Valley High School remodel, addition

Image by Northwest Architectural Co.
The rebuilt West Valley High School will use a stone arch from the old school as part of its entrance.

Project description:

Dramatic changes are being made to West Valley High School in Spokane Valley. The school was originally built in 1957 and upgrades throughout the years gave the school a visually confusing look because of the varying vintages of the work. The new West Valley High School will be more visually cohesive, but more importantly, it will boast new and improved facilities for its students and faculty.

One of the additions to the campus will be a 1,865-seat gymnasium, which includes a fitness area overlooking the athletic fields. A new library is also in the works, which will serve as a strong architectural focus. Next to the new library, a 150-seat supplement is being made to the school’s existing theater.

A 15,000-square-foot second-story addition will house nine new classrooms. Other work includes a new commons and cafeteria, which will have an enclosed outdoor courtyard for students to socialize and eat lunch. It will also serve as an after-hours community meeting place.

When the work is finished, all office and classroom space in the main building will be remodeled and 70,000 square feet of new space added. However, one relic will remain: A stone arch that was preserved from the old school will be placed at the new school’s entrance.

Address: 8301 E. Buckeye, Spokane

Cost: $29.64 million (award amount)

Type of contract: Hard bid

Start of construction: September 2005

Expected completion date: August 2007

Contractor: Garco Construction,
4114 E. Broadway,
P.O. Box 2946,
Spokane, WA 99220,
(509) 535-4688

Architect: Northwest Architectural Co.,
1203 W. Riverside Ave.,
Spokane, WA 99201,
(509) 838-8240

Owner: West Valley School District No. 363

Project participants:

DCI Engineers — FP Engineering — Fulcrum Environmental Consulting — GJ’s General Contractors — Greg Thomas Consulting — Hellstrom Associates — L&S Engineering Associates — NAC Engineering — Taylor Engineering — Ward Design Group

Copyright ©2006 Seattle Daily Journal and DJC.COM.
Comments? Questions? Contact us.