Tenant improvement
Over $5 million (tie)

Lincoln High School renovation and addition

Location:Tacoma
General contractor: Lease Crutcher Lewis
Owner/developer: Tacoma School District
Architect: DLR Group
Engineers: Hargis, Coffman
Contract amount: $60 million




Photo courtesy of Lease Crutcher Lewis
Lease Crutcher Lewis renovated Tacoma’s Lincoln High School and added nearly 50,000 square feet of classroom space.

Lease Crutcher Lewis, through its Lincoln High School renovation and addition, restored a proud focal point for the South Tacoma community. The contractor completed the complex historic project well ahead of schedule, and its value engineering efforts saved hundreds of thousands of dollars.

The project involved the complete renovation and seismic upgrade of the 138,000-square-foot “Old Main” school, including the gymnasium, pool and industrial-arts buildings. Work included the addition of redundant load path beams/columns to exterior walls; repair and preservation of crown moldings and archways; and replacement of all plumbing, HVAC, fire sprinkler and electrical systems. Plus, Lewis built additions totaling nearly 50,000 square feet, including a four-story library wing and a three-story science wing.

The project has received numerous honors such as the DLR Group’s award for best school design by the American Association of School Administrators.

Lewis is particularly proud of its workforce development efforts and relationship with the school. Lewis hired and mentored two graduates of Lincoln High’s shop department. Plus, Lewis beat its own goal by having apprentices perform 21 percent of the 270,000 total hours worked.



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