Scott Connor and Chris Reinhart have extensive experience in K-12 school design, including new facilities, additions, repairs and renovations in over 170 school facility projects in the State of Washington. This experience includes programming, schematic design, design development, cost estimating, value engineering, contract documents, obtaining permits, bidding, construction contract administration, commissioning and warranty compliance. Additions and updates to existing facilities have included the range of small room remodels to entire building modernizations. Specific improvements have included historic preservation, seismic upgrades, HVAC improvements, insulation & weatherproofing, sprinkler systems, roof replacements, exterior wall replacement, playfield replacements, play structures, ADA upgrades and other various improvements to a vast collection of school facilities.
For the past fourteen years, Scott Connor and Chris Reinhart have worked closely with several school districts on a multitude of successful projects.
Recent projects include:
- Whittier Elementary School, Everett School District* (major renovation and addition)
- Heatherwood Middle School, Everett School District* (new roof & HVAC upgrades)
- New Bus and Transportation Facility, Everett School District*
- Gym addition and modernization of the athletic facilities at Kent-Meridian High School*
- Science room renovations at Kentridge & Kent-Meridian High Schools*
- Scenic Hill Elementary, Kent School District* (cafeteria, stage addition & covered play)
- Technology and Data Center, Kent School District*
- Kentridge High School* (new classroom building & new gymnasium, theater & cafe remodel)
- Kentwood High School* (new classroom building, new gymnasium & cafe remodel)
- Other successful projects include new buildings and major expansions added to four different high schools* and additions, modernizations and/or renovations to over 28 elementary and secondary schools*.
Scott Connor and Chris Reinhart have worked extensively in King County and the Central Puget Sound Area. They are experienced in meeting requirements and procedures established by local city and county building departments for issuance of applicable permits. They organize and coordinate with the client throughout the permitting process, from application of Conditional Use Permits through the Final Occupancy Permit. These services are provided as part of the general project management to facilitate the completion of the project.
SCR Architects’ goal is to design cost effective, energy efficient and sustainable buildings that will serve the school district for many years with minimal maintenance.
Scott Connor and Chris Reinhart have over thirty-four years of combined experience in planning and designing public educational facilities for over 150 projects. Work has included anything from new buildings, to large scale renovations, to small scale upgrades. One area of specialization includes renovations or modifications to existing facilities to extend building life, or to bring into code compliance (such as ADA upgrades), or to change a space or area to a different usage. They have a clear understanding of the state requirements for funding of school facilities and work closely with the administration and school district staff. They have worked with many different school districts on several projects and are familiar with the commonalities of facilities and needs of the community.
Scott and Chris have experience and expertise regarding the procedures of the Washington State Office of Public Instruction and have assisted many school districts with the “D” Form process. They remain current with the SPI regulations, most notably the revisions that add construction management and constructability to the project process.
To eliminate costly change orders, SCR Architects will work closely with the client to manage the construction process. During the construction phase, shop drawings are promptly reviewed and processed; and every effort is made to work out any problems in the field during weekly job meetings. The architect will maintain communication with client and contractor during the construction phase and any questions will be responded to in a timely and efficient manner. Communication is essential to the successful completion of any project.
*projects completed while employed by Klappenbach Architects