The Little School

Independent School

Project Info

Master Planning
Construction Admin

Bellevue, Washington



Project Details

To meet projected enrollment growth, The Little School needed a new multipurpose building, renovations to existing buildings, site work, and demolition of some existing facilities. The new campus design reflects the priorities of The Little School as determined by the Campus Planning Committee. It also has the flexibility to grow with the progressive teaching environment while keeping with the values strongly established in the school.

The new Multipurpose Building will be located near the existing classroom buildings on the existing parking lot. This single-story, 14,808 sf facility will serve as a ‘gateway’ to the campus in addition to housing the Administrative spaces for the school. It will also include a large multipurpose assembly space with stage, a dedicated art classroom and a specialist/extended day classroom, a kitchen, and an entrance lobby with gender-inclusive restrooms.

 The Meadows building will have a new entrance on the south side of the building, improved access to the classrooms, and a new storage/conference room. In the Woods building, the classrooms will be enlarged by replacing the adjoining kitchenette room that is shared between each pair of classrooms with a wall and door. The entry and stairs into each classroom will also be modified. The exterior restrooms will be combined, enclosed, and changed into gender-inclusive facilities. The staff workroom will be relocated and expanded. In the LLC building, the existing staff room and small conference room will relocate to the new Multipurpose building. The kitchen and two offices will be removed to create a classroom and one office. The existing restrooms, classrooms, and corridor will be renovated to create gender-inclusive restrooms, a work room, and a larger classroom. The surrounding area is heavily-wooded, equestrian neighborhood with pastures and trails for horses, an extensive trail system, and predominantly second-growth timber coverage.