Magnolia Elementary School Modernization


The historic Magnolia School, in the Seattle Public Schools, first opened in 1927 and served as an elementary school until it was closed in the 1980s. For the next twenty years, it was used off and on as an interim school during construction on other campuses. It was closed again in 2002 and remained relatively unused until its reopening in 2019. The newly upgraded facility was seismically renovated to meet Seattle DPD guidelines. Phase 1 added a classroom/library wing and a new gymnasium, and Phase 2 consisted of a 44,073 SF, 6-classroom addition which was connected to the Phase 1 addition without a seismic joint to form one continuous complex.
photography by Benjamin Benschneider Photography