The North Creek High School project consists of a brand-new 252,500-square-foot high school built upon a 62-acre greenfield site. The project features three 2-story facilities comprised of flexible learning spaces, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) classrooms, a central commons/cafeteria, gymnasiums, and state-of-the-art performing arts center featuring a wall-to-wall tension grid system and versatile retractable seating system.
Additional site features include athletic fields, wetlands, rain gardens, parking, landscaping, and right-of-way development. Due to the enormity of the project/site, a significant amount of logging and earthwork activities involved moving over 200,000 cubic yards of soil the first summer. An emphasis on “deep green” design included an energy-saving geothermal heat recovery system, a 100kW Photovoltaic array, and an extensive site-harvested wood program.
Inspired by the STEM-heavy curriculum, the construction team leveraged technology throughout preconstruction and construction to develop a federated 3D-rendered model for all MEP/structures coordination and logistics.