Parkside Elementary School


Parkside Elementary is situated on a beautifully wooded and steep sloped site with natural stream and mountain views to the west. A 65,000 square-foot elementary school in the Highline School District near SeaTac Airport, the two-story steel framed building is highlighted by a dramatic covered steel entry. The entry blends into a concourse which follows the flight path of the planes above and bisects the classrooms nestled in the woods downslope from the administration spaces uphill. Exposed structural steel and concrete elements complement the native landscape that is viewed through generous day lighting. Parkside Elementary received a Merit Award from the AIA SW Washington Chapter in 2011.