King's Schools in Shoreline, Wash., has begun construction on a three-story science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) center that will house junior and senior high classes.
The 26,500-square-foot, $6.7 million building will honor the Tudor Revival architecture of existing buildings on the campus and establish a more unified look for the upper schools.
The 56-acre campus dates from the 1920s, when several of the existing buildings were part of a tuberculosis sanitarium. The high school is in one of the original hospital buildings.
The new STEM Center will be grouped with supporting math classrooms and a flexible technology lab, with each floor organized around a central prep area and group collaboration space.
Rain gardens on the northwest side of the building will demonstrate different types of ecosystems — a shady understory native planting visible from the science rooms, and a more exposed wet meadow ecosystem that relates to the lawn will wrap around the building to the south and east.
Mahlum (Seattle) and Broadview Associates (Seattle) are collaborating on the project.
Watch the updated construction video.