Pullman High School Modernization and Addition
Pullman High School Modernization and AdditionPullman, WA 99163
Date Completed: Currently Under Construction
The underway Pullman High School project is complex and multi-phased. Once complete the school will encompass roughly 206,000SF and have capacity to house around 1,000 students (current enrollment is around 800 students). Of this 206,000SF, the majority is all new construction with only the existing field house/locker rooms (Bldg K), gymnasium/locker rooms (Bldg C), and metals shop (Bldg G) being remodeled/updated. The project kicked off in mid Oct 2014 upon receipt of the grading permit and will continue into 2017. The structures portion of the project will be substantially complete by the end of 2016 though some final site improvements/restoration will continue into Spring 2017. This restoration and final landscape/site improvement work is to be complete by no later by May 2017.
To date we are roughly 65% complete. All hardscape improvements on the south end of the site have been completed and the new primary gymnasium along with its updated locker rooms were made ready for the beginning of school this last Summer (August 26, 2015). Since turnover of those spaces, we have been diligently working on completing (Bldg B) which houses the new weights and fitness facility, administrative department, and multiple classrooms and support offices. Though only the lower level of the this 3-story structure is required to be turned over November 02, 2015, great progress has been made and we will be turning over the entire wing (lower, main, and upper levels) at that time. Additionally we are continuing efforts to complete the new kitchen, auditorium/stage, publications, and food lab spaces which are scheduled for turnover in December 2015. We are also in preparation of hardscape improvements along the E. portion of the campus which are planned to be complete by mid-November 2015. The primary objective at this time is to enclose/complete the building envelope for structures C/D/F as we know that inclement seasonal weather is on the horizon.
The campus is fully occupied for the duration of the project which causes many logistical challenges that must be continuously considered. First and foremost is safety for the students, staff, faculty, parents, and other community members accessing the site. Delineation of work areas (fencing, barriers, tunnels, etc.) are installed to coordinate safe travel paths and isolate construction activities. Monitoring noise/vibration levels is also very important and closely coordinated with PHS staff and their scheduled curriculum. The faculty/staff and students have been great working with and around. Weekly coordination meetings with the Owner, Architect, and Contractor have helped immensely in ensuring that seamless education continues while production on the building project is also kept at the forefront.
Renderings provided by NAC Architecture www.nacarchitecture.com
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