Spiritridge Elementary School
Client: Bellevue School District
Size: 64,000 sf
Location: Bellevue, WA
The original Spiritridge Elementary School was constructed in 1969, on a very small site. The challenge facing the replacement project was to create a building that served a contemporary curriculum and was 50% larger without losing the original school’s character – the “Spirit of Spiritridge”. The new building is organized around a central entry lobby which houses the library and admin and is flanked on one side by the gymnasium and the other by a two-story classroom wing which is broken down into smaller clusters of classrooms.