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Alderwood Middle School

Alderwood Photo by Lara Swimmer

Photo by Lara Swimmer

Project Description

Thanks to a voter-approved Capital Construction Bond, Edmonds School District has replaced the existing 1965 Alderwood Middle School. The newly constructed facility shares the current Martha Lake Elementary School site. The site was originally planned in 1964 as a shared campus for elementary and middle school facilities.

The old Alderwood Middle School buildings are functionally obsolete and past their useful life. In February 2014 the District’s voters approved by 63 percent a $275 million bond measure that specifically identified replacement of Alderwood Middle School on the site abutting Martha Lake Elementary. The existing Alderwood Middle School facility will be maintained temporarily as an interim site for other projects approved in the 2014 Bond measure. The existing elementary school facility remained occupied during the entire construction period, and the new middle school was constructed on the north half of the school site.

The Alderwood Middle School design concept, budget and schedule are based on the District’s recent project at Meadowdale Middle School. The new Alderwood facility is approximately 100,000 square feet with a two story main classroom building adjacent to a one story Gymnasium, Library and Commons area. The project includes renovations of existing sports fields, site improvements for new sports fields, parking, bus and auto circulation, emergency vehicle access, neighborhood pedestrian connections and significant new storm water management facilities.

The Total Project Budget for this project was $68 million. The District completed construction in time to open the new school for students in January 2017.

Funding Source 2014 Bond
Budget $68,000,000
Square Feet 100,000
Architect Integrus Architecture
GCCM Skanska
Project Manager Taine Wilton
Occupancy January 2017

Frequently Asked Questions

How is this project being funded?
This project was approved by the voters as part of the 2014 Bond measure, which is also funding the replacements of Lynndale Elementary School and Madrona K-8 School, modernizations and classroom additions at 14 schools and other facilities improvements. The District is applying for State construction assistance funds as well.

Where will the new building be located?
The new building has been constructed to the north of the existing Martha Lake Elementary School. 

When will the new school be ready?
The project achieved substantial completion late November 2016 and students will occupy the school in January 2017. 

Where do students attend school during construction?
Students remained at the old Alderwood Middle School during construction. The original school will be used temporarily as an interim site for other 2014 Bond projects.

When will construction start?
Skanska USA was chosen as the General Contractor/Construction Manager (GC/CM) for the project. Skanska started construction of an early site package beginning May 2015 with the remainder of construction began Fall 2015.

What is the status of the project to date?
The school has been fully constructed, and substantial completion achieved. A temporary occupancy allows the furniture and other equipment to be installed into the school.

Who is the contact if we have further questions?
Taine Wilton, Design and Construction Manager for Edmonds School District Capital Projects will be able to assist with questions or concerns.
Email: wiltont@edmonds.wednet.edu
Phone: 425-431-7172
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