Peter Kirk Elementary School
Lake Washington School District
Located in Kirkland, Washington, the replacement school’s site features forested areas, hillsides and creek which affects much of the planning and require an understanding of wetland and stream buffer mitigation. Preserving and enhancing the environment is a key factor in the design of the new Peter Kirk facility. Opportunities for outdoor education and gathering spaces are being explored.
Focusing on “efficient and effective design”, per the District’s educational specifications, our team is incorporating the ideas gathered from community and stakeholders in the schematic design. Designed for 550 students, the facility includes 30 classrooms, shared learning areas, an art/science space, a music room/stage, and a gym and commons that open to each to accommodate the entire student body. A distinct and welcoming entry will provide easy wayfinding and additional security. Construction is scheduled for 2018 and anticipated to be completed for the 2019 school year.