Past Projects

Past Projects

The following are examples of our experience at Klappenbach Architects in the design of Institutional/Educational Projects within the State of Washington.

 

Elementary Schools

Scenic Hill Elementary, Kent School District

Cafeteria Addition*  Work at this 40,000 SF building included constructing a new 2,460 SF cafeteria with stage and warming kitchen under an existing covered play roof. Modifications were made to the adjacent existing gym, the wall between was removed and an operable partition installed in its place. Windows were added, the work area was re-roofed and walls brought up to new energy standards. The project also included seismic, civil, mechanical and electrical work to support the addition and brought the total area of work up to modern standards.

New Covered Play Structure*  A new 2,820 SF Covered Play Structure was required at this school site to replace the old one that became part of a new addition. A new fire access lane was required to loop the school so sighting the new covered play at the proper location at the edge of the existing play area was critical. The design was a successful upgrade from a previous district standard and included general and civil work to complete the project.
 

*projects completed while employed by Klappenbach Architects

Whittier Elementary School, Everett School District

Heating, Ventilating and Piping Upgrades*  The project consisted of upgrading heating, ventilating and piping to a 31,000 SF building consisting of an original 1947 main building with a large addition that had remodeled and modified numerous times in the past.  The upgrade provided a more consistent HVAC system throughout the building and provided a new boilers, heating and ventilating units, replacing windows, and added new draft stop and ventilation upgrades to the attic and roof structure.

Modernization of existing elementary school*  This major renovation consisted of building a new 3,800 SF gymnasium, adding 1,600 SF of additions to the administrative offices, providing two new school entries and a total reconfiguration of  the layout to the 31,000 SF main building. The work also included replacement of all the HVAC and electrical systems in all the buildings and a replacement of finishes from floor to ceiling in two additional buildings. A detailed phasing plan was developed and with five portables the school remained open during the construction.
 

*projects completed while employed by Klappenbach Architects

Meridian Elementary School, Kent School District

Reconfiguration of Student Service Area and Classroom Upgrades* This phased renovation was designed to provide a health room and provide fully accessible toilet rooms for students in an original 1939 classroom building. The following year, walls and doors were added to fill in an older open concept renovation. New ceilings were added and mechanical and electrical systems were replaced to improve lighting, ventilation and general usability to each classroom in this building.
 

*projects completed while employed by Klappenbach Architects

Four Elementary Classroom Enclosures, Kent School District

School Wide Classroom Enclosure Project*  Interior partitions were added to four 45,000 SF elementary schools that were originally designed and constructed as “Open Concept” schools in the 1960s. Work also included modifications to the mechanical systems, lighting, etc. to update new requirements for individual classrooms. Air conditioning was installed for the computer classrooms and I.T. rooms in each of the schools. Modifications were made to the classroom unit ventilators to allow better access to each unit for maintenance.
 

*projects completed while employed by Klappenbach Architects

Five Elementary Classroom Enclosures, Kent School District

School Wide Classroom Entry Infill Project*  In five, 50,000 SF elementary schools, large openings into classrooms from a central resource area were filled in with a partition and door.  Additional ventilation was added to each of the schools to accommodate the enclosed classrooms. Modifications were also made to the electrical and fire alarm systems. Air conditioning was also planned for the computer classrooms and I.T. rooms in each of the schools.
 

*projects completed while employed by Klappenbach Architects

District Wide ADA Upgrade, Kent School District

A 28 school, phased project*  This project involved a survey of all campuses district wide to determine needed improvements to comply with accessibility standards for the existing school facilities. Specific solutions were designed for each area designated as non-compliant and changes were implemented to bring all parking, buildings, and walkways into compliance with ADA standards. Access was provided at each site for accessible toilet rooms and signage.
 

*projects completed while employed by Klappenbach Architects

Liberty and Cascade Elementary Schools, Marysville School District

Power Upgrades for two Elementary Schools*  Work consisted of accommodating power upgrades and to provide additional modifications to two elementary schools, one consisting of a single approx. 39,000 SF school building and the second, a group of four school buildings totaling approx. 40,500 SF.
 

*projects completed while employed by Klappenbach Architects

Liberty and Cascade Elementary Schools, Marysville School District

Piping Replacement for two Elementary Schools*  Work consisted of accommodating water piping replacement and to provide additional modifications to two elementary schools, one consisting of a single approx. 39,000 SF  school building and the second, a group of four school buildings totaling approx. 40,500 SF.
 

*projects completed while employed by Klappenbach Architects

Hawthorne Elementary School, Everett School District

Seismic Upgrades and Re-roofing*  This seismic project to a 74,000 SF elementary school involved converting key walls to shear walls in a number of classrooms, storage rooms and work rooms.  Each wall was rebuilt and refurbished with new finishes, casework and wall mounted accessories. These new walls and several existing walls were tied to the existing roof structure in two gyms and in most classrooms in the building. A new roof was added to all areas that received new work.
 

*projects completed while employed by Klappenbach Architects

View Ridge Elementary School, Everett School District

Seismic upgrades*  Three buildings totaling 44,000 SF. at an older elementary school site were seismically upgraded including improvements to lateral systems, bracing, shear walls and exits. Window walls were upgraded for safety; walls were tied to the roof structure. At all areas that received new work, walls and roofs were insulated and new roofing was added. New finishes were applied to all areas of new work.

Heating & Ventilating upgrades*  All buildings at this 79,000 school site, received new gas furnaces for each classroom. Closets for each furnace were designed and located to maximize efficiency and access for each furnace and to minimize costs and area for each classroom. A new boiler for the school and air conditioning for the administration and computer classroom areas were also part of this upgrade.
 

*projects completed while employed by Klappenbach Architects

Silver Lake Elementary School, Everett School District

Seismic, Heating, Ventilating and Piping Upgrades*  Upgrades were made to five buildings at this 57,000 SF elementary school campus to provide shear walls, brace existing brick walls and chimneys and to provide structural connections between roof, walls and foundations. New concrete shear walls and roofing was designed and constructed for the gym building. At the original 1937 building, windows were replaced and the façade was updated while maintaining the historical look of this older building. Additionally, throughout all buildings at this site, boilers were replaced, heating and ventilating systems were replaced, and attics and roof structures were upgraded to provide draft stopping and roof ventilation.
 

*projects completed while employed by Klappenbach Architects

Penny Creek Elementary School, Everett School District

Six Classroom Addition*  This 9,000 SF addition to an existing classroom building was in response to increased school enrollment in the southeast portion of the school district. The addition was designed to match and to fit within the existing school, which was completed seven years earlier. Within the existing building, a new workroom was provided for teachers and students to work on art and computer projects. At another building on campus, a teacher’s workroom was expanded and refurbished with new casework and finishes. The roof structure for the rest of the school was upgraded to compensate for former deficiencies, ventilation was improved and a new roof was provided.
 

*projects completed while employed by Klappenbach Architects

James Monroe Elementary School, Everett School District

Heating and Ventilating Upgrades The HVAC system was updated throughout this 53,000 SF, eight building school. New work included accommodating new roof top multi-zone units and providing new air conditioning to the administration and computer classroom areas.
 

*projects completed while employed by Klappenbach Architects

Quil Ceda Elementary School, Marysville School District

New Elementary School*  This new 46,000 SF elementary school was constructed on Tulalip reservation land. This school was further developed for a future prototype. Native American artwork was incorporated throughout the building.

Two Classroom Addition*  A 2,000 SF classroom addition was added to an existing classroom wing to accommodate increased enrolment within the district. The addition was designed to match the existing school in appearance and layout. An additional structure was added to the building near the kitchen area to house walk in coolers and freezers that were previously added by the district.
 

*projects completed while employed by Klappenbach Architects

New Elementary School, Marysville School District

Site Development for Conditional Use*  Complete site work including building location, parking, landscaping and general layout was developed for a proposed new elementary school. A preferred layout was chosen from a group of alternative schemes and then completed for Conditional Use Permit.
 

*projects completed while employed by Klappenbach Architects

Mark Twain Elementary School, Lake Washington School District

Upgrade of Building Entrances for ADA compliance*  Work consisted of removing all building entrances and installing new entryways to comply with ADA standards for building approach and doorways.
 

*projects completed while employed by Klappenbach Architects

Stevenson Elementary School, Bellevue School District

Full Modernization of Existing School*  The work included total reconfiguration of the administration area, reconfigured toilet rooms and office areas at each classroom wing, updated kitchen and toilet rooms and the addition of a stage to the side of an existing gymnasium. Included with general building work were upgrades to the electrical systems including fire alarm, intercom (clock, telephone, TV and computer systems), mechanical work included new water and heating piping, a fire sprinkler system and new heating/ventilating systems. Walls and roof were completely updated for energy efficiency and a new pitched roof was built over the existing flat roof to house the new mechanical and to extend the life of the school another twenty years.
 

*projects completed while employed by Klappenbach Architects

Eastgate Elementary School, Bellevue School District

Full Modernization of Existing School*  A major refurbishment was done to this 35,000 SF school to upgrade spaces serving students. Work included new toilet room and mechanical additions to each of the classroom pods along with a workroom to serve each four-classroom unit. At all buildings, a new pitched roof was built over the existing flat roof to create attics to house new mechanical systems and to extend the life of the existing school buildings. Improvements and upgrades were made to fire and life safety systems, seismic, and handicapped systems. Mechanical work included new heating and ventilating units in new attics to replace the failing unit ventilators in the classrooms. Heating, cooling and domestic water system piping were replaced. Electrical work included new service along with new fire alarm, intercom/clock, telephone, data and T.V. systems.
 

*projects completed while employed by Klappenbach Architects

New Early Childcare Facilities, Bellevue School District

Early Childcare Centers at Seven Elementary Schools*  Work was coordinated with the district to develop a 5,000 SF prototype modular building to be added to elementary school sites to house onsite daycare facilities. These were designed to accommodate daycare needs for multiple groups of kids from infants to pre-school children. In addition to normal care rooms, designed for each specific age group, there was a small staff area, a kitchen and a toilet room area. The finished building was designed to be at grade and be indistinguishable from standard construction. Early Childhood Centers were constructed and located at Spiritridge Elementary School, Woodridge Elementary School, Eastgate Elementary School, Stevenson Elementary School, Sherwood Forest Elementary School, Clyde Hill Elementary School and Sunset Elementary School. Additional site work was required at each site including driveways, modifications to parking, modifications to landscaping areas, concrete walks, ramps and covered walkways to access the new buildings from the parking areas and to connect them to the elementary schools at each site.
 

*projects completed while employed by Klappenbach Architects

 

Middle Schools / Junior High Schools

Sequoia Middle School Renovation, Kent School District

Renovation of Middle School*  This project included a complete renovation of the administration and home economics areas and provided a better entry and student circulation system at the main entry area of the school. General construction involved reconfiguration of the administration area, several classrooms and the library area. Several small additions were required to help improve the student circulation around these areas. A large open air interior courtyard was enclosed and clerestory windows added to provide a new student center. Additionally this project required a complete review of the 1966 100,000 SF building to bring the entire building into code compliance.  A comprehensive strategy of constructing key firewalls and adding sprinkler coverage combined with a reclassification of the building brought it into compliance. The mechanical and electrical systems for the existing areas were updated including new fire alarm and fire sprinkler systems.

HVAC UpgradesThis project replaced all of the original unit ventilators to new vertical type unit ventilators. The exterior window wall and finishes were modified to accommodate the new mechanical units.
 

*projects completed while employed by Klappenbach Architects

Totem Middle School, Marysville School District

School House Café*  Modernization and refurbishment of an existing food service teaching facility and public restaurant. (Work done when School was Marysville Junior High School)

Power Upgrades*  Work consisted of accommodating power upgrades and to provide additional modifications to middle school.
 

*projects completed while employed by Klappenbach Architects

Marysville Middle School, Marysville School District

Roofing Upgrades*  Selected areas of the existing roof were altered to improve drainage and correct original deficiencies. The full 150,000 SF of roofing was then replaced with new.

Power Upgrades*  Work consisted of accommodating power upgrades and to provide additional modifications to middle school. Additional site work and small Electrical room addition added.
 

*projects completed while employed by Klappenbach Architects

New Junior High School, Marysville School District

Site Development for Conditional Use*  Complete Site work including building location, parking, landscaping and general layout developed for proposed new junior high school. A full set of site plans were then completed and submitted for a Conditional use Permit.

Design Development for Proposed Junior High School*  Complete development of a new 94,000 SF junior high school from programming, through schematics, and then to fully developed plans for construction drawings were completed.
 

*projects completed while employed by Klappenbach Architects

Odle Middle School, Bellevue School District

Modernization*  Full school modernization (114,000 SF) including library, gymnasium, administration, classrooms, art room and home economics. Work included new heating and fire alarm systems, lighting and intercom throughout school.
 

*projects completed while employed by Klappenbach Architects

Evergreen Middle School, Everett School District

Exterior Wall Upgrade*  An existing exterior finish system was modified to drain any weather intrusion and a system of metal sidings and flashings were applied to the 90% of the exterior facade to reduce the moisture getting to the existing EFIS of this 8 year old middle school.
 

*projects completed while employed by Klappenbach Architects

 

High Schools

Kent Meridian High School, Kent School District

Cafeteria Renovation*  Conversion of two classrooms and a small administration area were added to an existing cafeteria area to accommodate new ninth graders being added to the existing high school.

Locker Room Renovation*  Shower rooms were reconfigured to increase locker and dressing room space to accommodate new ninth graders being added to the existing high school.

New Auxiliary Gymnasium*  A 7,500 SF gym was constructed adjacent to the existing gymnasium building complex. The new gym was built as a stand-alone building but with accommodations to potentially connect it to the existing gymnasium at some time in the future. This building also included fire alarm, mechanical and storage rooms.

Modernization of Existing Gymnasium Complex*  This project combined a newer auxiliary gym with the original 1952 gym complex into a single 52,000 SF building with a large lobby entry between the new and old buildings. Included within this project were locker room additions and a large gymnastics room addition. The rest of the building received a major renovation including updating the large spectator gym with new flooring and all new finishes, conversion of smaller gym spaces to a wrestling room and secondary auxiliary gym, and a total reconfiguration of locker rooms, toilet areas and office space to improve visibility, safety and reduce maintenance. Construction was planned to start once the auxiliary gymnasium was completed so the high school could maintain a viable gymnasium space at all times. Finishes throughout the gym complex were replaced and systems, including mechanical and electrical systems, were replaced with new. New mechanical and electrical spaces were built into the project and all roofs were replaced with new. A new generator and enclosure was added adjacent to the project to bring the school into emergency egress compliance.

Renovation of Science Lab Area*  Work consisted of a total reconfiguration and renovation of the existing 4,400 SF of science classrooms/laboratories and support facilities to create three new science classrooms/labs, science prep and chemical storage rooms. The work included mechanical and electrical work to support the renovation and an upgrade to fire resistant construction to allow new labs within an older building.
 

*projects completed while employed by Klappenbach Architects

Kentridge High School, Kent School District

New Classroom Building for High School Reconfiguration*  A new two story classroom building of approximately 60,000 SF. was constructed to accommodate 500 ninth graders moved from existing junior high schools in the district and to replace the 12 portable classrooms at the site. The Classroom Building consisted of general classrooms, science rooms, computer labs, teacher offices and an administration area. This steel and concrete building required multiple exit stairways including a central grand staircase and an elevator. All mechanical units were located in a mechanical penthouse that ran the length of the roof. The interior was developed to accommodate and welcome ninth graders to a new school environment and to require minimum maintenance.

New Auxiliary Gymnasium*  A new 12,000 SF auxiliary gymnasium and weight room building with basement storage was constructed next to the new classroom building, expanding the athletic department for the incoming ninth graders.

Cafeteria Addition*  3,300 SF addition and renovation was completed to the existing cafeteria to also accommodate the new ninth graders. The primary entrance was moved out into an existing courtyard which was then reconfigured to provide a better space for the students to assemble.

Auditorium/Theater Renovation*  The interior of the existing high school auditorium was gutted and rebuilt to provide the school with a greatly updated theater appropriate for live performances. The seating and stage were reconfigured for better site lines and access and additional spaces for lighting, sound and controls were provided. The building containing the stage and back stage was upgraded to be fully code compliant.

Locker Room Renovation*  Shower rooms were reconfigured to increase locker and dressing room space to accommodate the new ninth graders being added to the high school.

Site work*  Extensive site work was required to accommodate the new classroom building and gym building additions to the high school. A large gravel area was converted to a paved parking lot with all new landscaping, accessible parking, and pedestrian access through the site and driveway entrances on to a busy street. New tennis courts were constructed to replace tennis courts removed for the new gymnasium building. Additional site work included ramps for both vehicles and people, additional drives for fire access, sidewalks, an extensive stair system, a large utility court and central plazas between buildings and at the entrance of the new classroom building.

Remodel and Expansion of Existing Administration Area and HVAC Upgrades*  This project entailed a demolition of the smaller existing administration area and construction of a new 9,300 SF administration area.  Layout was carefully developed to separate functions and to improve traffic flow at areas where students had access. Additional staff offices previously spread throughout the school were integrated into the design to provide a complete central location of all administrative functions. Additionally, the HVAC system for approx. two thirds of the school was replaced. This was accomplished by modifying 18 mechanical penthouses to receive new HVAC rooftop units. The sprinkler system was expanded into the existing portion of building and a pump shed was built to bring the campus sprinkler system into compliance. This project was coordinated into six phases over a two year period.

Renovation of Science Lab Area*  Work consisted of total reconfiguration and renovation of existing science classrooms, laboratories and support facilities to create four new science classrooms/labs, science prep and chemical storage rooms totaling 8,400 SF. Two existing exterior courtyards were enclosed and clerestories built to introduce natural light to lab portions of rooms. The work includes mechanical and electrical work to support the renovation.
 

*projects completed while employed by Klappenbach Architects

Kentwood High School, Kent School District

New Classroom Building for High School Reconfiguration*  A new two story classroom building of approximately 55,000 SF. was constructed to accommodate 500 ninth graders moved from existing junior high schools in the district and replaced the portable classrooms at the site. The Classroom Building consisted of general classrooms, science rooms, computer labs, teacher offices and an administration area. This steel and concrete building required multiple exit stairways including a central grand staircase and an elevator. All mechanical units were located in a mechanical penthouse that ran the length of the roof. The interior was developed to accommodate and welcome ninth graders to a new school environment and to require minimal maintenance. An existing baseball field was utilized to provide 88 deep bore wells for a geothermal heating system serving the classroom building as well as a new gym.

New Auxiliary Gymnasium*  A new 9,500 SF auxiliary gymnasium and weight room building were constructed next to the new classroom building, expanding the athletic department for the incoming ninth graders.

Cafeteria Addition*  A 2,700 SF addition was completed to the existing cafeteria to also accommodate the new ninth graders. Seismic work for the older building was incorporated into the addition.

Locker Room Renovation*  Shower rooms were reconfigured to increase lockers and dressing room space to accommodate the new ninth graders being added to the high school.

Site work*  Extensive site work was required to accommodate the new classroom building and gym building additions to the high school. A new parking area and portable relocations were required as well as improved pedestrian access through the site and multiple fire department drives around the new buildings and around the existing school. Additional site work included ramps, sidewalks, stairs, a large utility court and a central plaza for the classroom building.
 

*projects completed while employed by Klappenbach Architects

Occupational Skills Center, Highline School District

Modification to Existing Technical High School*  (Puget Sound Skills Center) 65,000 SF technical school near Sea-Tac airport, changes were required to accommodate new technology and business instruction and to modify and update shop areas. Several classroom areas were reconfigured to provide space for computer and technology instruction and to include multiple computer labs.  An administration area was added and the layout reconfigured to provide better classroom space for business and technology applications. In the auto shop area a new automobile paint booth was installed and support rooms were designed and constructed to accommodate the new auto finishing program. This project was split into three phases to keep the school functioning during construction.
 

*projects completed while employed by Klappenbach Architects

Marysville-Pilchuck High School, Marysville School District

Addition and Renovation for Ninth Graders*  This addition of 32,000 square feet to Marysville-Pilchuck High School included three new buildings to house incoming ninth graders (the original campus was designed for Grades 10-12). The buildings contained general classrooms, science rooms, computer labs, teacher offices and a separate cafeteria, warming kitchen and administration area to serve just the ninth graders. Design work was also done for a modernization and addition minor additions to three existing buildings. There was additional site work completed to create a central plaza between the buildings and integrate the three buildings into the main campus while still keeping some separation from the older students.

New Playfields*  Four softball/Little League fields, two football practice fields, two soccer fields and one baseball field were constructed on the south 38 acres of the campus.  Field drainage was included and later a full irrigation system was designed. Provisions were also made for a future restroom/concession stand.
 

*projects completed while employed by Klappenbach Architects

Quil Ceda Stadium, Marysville School District

Press Box*  An enclosed press box was added to the existing stadium. The press box was built tight to the roof to maximize sight lines over the main seating. The project was completed in time for the fall football season.

Field Renovation and Visitor Grandstands*  Total replacement of field and track to synthetic turf and reconfigured rubberized track. Included in the project were access drives, walk paths, a new scoreboard, a flag pavilion and all new stations for field events. Opposite the main stadium seating, a grandstand was designed and constructed for 1000 visiting spectators and to be fully accessible.
 

*projects completed while employed by Klappenbach Architects

Alternative Learning Center, Marysville School District

New Alternative High School*  Construction of an 18,000 SF, six building campus was completed for high students with special needs. The full service school was designed to offer high school courses in a safe environment. Included in the project were an administration area, general classrooms, specialized classrooms such as science, art and computers, a cafeteria and a daycare with a special classroom to teach family life. Site work included parking, full access between buildings and a central plaza between buildings. The project was designed utilizing both conventional construction and modular pre-fab construction for bidding purposes.
 

*projects completed while employed by Klappenbach Architects

Newport High School, Bellevue School District

Phased Alterations*  Two new spaces were added in two different existing buildings at this high school. Work included reconfiguring a new Counseling Center with a waiting room, reception, offices and an applied math classroom in an existing Industrial Arts Building. Once this work was completed, a new Student Center was constructed in the Gym/Commons building where the old counseling center was previously located. The Student Center area consisted of new offices, a quiet study area, a student commons, a student store and an upgraded lobby lined with built in trophy cases leading to the existing main gym.

Technology Area Refurbishment*  Shop classrooms in an existing Industrial Arts Building were updated to include educational spaces for new technology based learning programs. The work included a revised layout of work and equipment spaces and new mechanical and electrical work to support the renovation.
 

*projects completed while employed by Klappenbach Architects

Ferndale High School, Ferndale School District

New Athletic Fields for Ferndale High School*   A total of five different projects were designed and partially completed over a four year period.  The projects consisted of 4 baseball/softball fields, 2 soccer fields, 3 football fields, a concessions/press box and a perimeter jogging trail.
 

*projects completed while employed by Klappenbach Architects

 

Educational Support Facilities

Central Bus Facility, Everett School District

Building Renovation on new site to house the District’s Transportation DepartmentThis property was purchased to develop a new facility to house the administration, support services and maintenance garage to support the district’s 150 buses. Several accessory buildings on the site were demolished and the 24,000 SF main building was gutted and refurbished to accommodate the district’s needs for this facility. Five bays with two lifts were provided along with repair facilities, warehouse space, offices, meeting and break rooms as well as a separate fueling and bus washing facility adjacent to the main building. Extensive site work was required to meet water retention requirements, provide secure parking for both district buses and employee vehicles, to provide parking for the public and to protect two wetland areas on the site.
 

*projects completed while employed by Klappenbach Architects

Maintenance & Operations Facility, Everett School District

New Maintenance and Operations Facilities for District*  Construction for this facility went through several phases as additional property was acquired and the design updated to take advantage of additional area.  The project was separated into two buildings. The main building was a 27,000 SF two story building containing a carpentry shop, a vehicle paint shop, a drive through warehouse space for both high bay pallet storage and vehicle storage and department office space on the second floor. The 9,000 SF secondary building was designed for district vehicle maintenance and included a welding shop, vehicle shop with service pits, vehicle lifts and full metal shop. Site work on this urban site included vacating an alley and providing on-site parking for district work trucks and other support vehicles and modifying street parking to increase vehicle capacity.
 

*projects completed while employed by Klappenbach Architects

Transportation Bus Facility, Kent School District

Remodeling and addition to the existing bus garage*  The Work included expanding an existing transportation bus garage by adding a 2,000 SF addition with two service bays with vehicle lifts and a 3,400 SF addition and canopy providing work rooms, a transmission repair room, storage rooms, toilet rooms and steam bay with a lift. The exiting building was reconfigured to provide better storage areas and a new lunch room. The work also included general structural and energy upgrades as well as mechanical and electrical work to support the construction.
 

*projects completed while employed by Klappenbach Architects

Transportation Office Building, Kent School District

New Transportation Offices for District*  Conversion of existing professional office building to an administration office for district transportation staff. This remodel required a total reconfiguration of interior walls to add offices, open office areas, break rooms, conference rooms and toilet rooms.
 

*projects completed while employed by Klappenbach Architects

Internet Technology Facility, Kent School District

Administration Data Center Expansion*  To keep up with the School Districts increasing data and internet needs, the Internet Technology Department needed to more than double in size. To meet these needs, we expanded the I.T. Department, taking over 3,200 SF of unused office space within the District’s Main Administration Building. This gave them more equipment rooms, a new, larger server room and enlarged the main electrical room. Very specialized mechanical cooling, electrical and fire suppression systems were required to accommodate the new and expanded rooms containing multiple rows of servers and other electrical data equipment. Offices and storage were added around the perimeter of the main equipment room and a large exterior utility court yard was built to house three chillers, a 150 KW generator and a pump house required to provide cooling for the project. The construction was coordinated so the existing equipment could continue to operate except for a few planned shutdowns.
 

*projects completed while employed by Klappenbach Architects

Service Center, Marysville School District

Alterations to District Service Center*  Conversion of second floor warehouse space to office space was needed to house additional school district employees. The project involved a full build out from the building shell and included windows, walls, ceilings and all finishes to convert the space to offices. The work also included energy upgrades as well as mechanical and electrical work to support the construction. The lower floor was partially reconfigured to create better circulation from an open office concept.
 

*projects completed while employed by Klappenbach Architects

Kohlwes Educational Center, Renton School District

HVAC Upgrades*  This project was required to replace the HVAC system and piping in a two story, 57,000 SF office building. Work consisted of partial demolition and replacement of mechanical penthouses to remove and install new equipment, providing new ceiling to 90% of building to cover mechanical work, providing an exterior AC unit on a fenced conc. slab to cool a printing area and replacing finishes after mechanical work was complete. This project was divided into twelve overlapping phases to keep building operations functioning during construction.
 

*projects completed while employed by Klappenbach Architects

 

Other Institutional Facilities

Twelve Elementary and Middle School Sites, Everett School District

Field Upgrades in Four Phases*  Play Field upgrades at twelve school sites included reconfiguring field layouts, new turf w/ drainage, new standard length tracks and new stations for field events. Additional site work included re-grading, ramps, retaining walls, rockeries, sidewalks, paths and stairs. This project was done in four phases over four years.
 

*projects completed while employed by Klappenbach Architects

Fircrest School, Washington State D.S.H.S.

Campus Fire Alarm Replacement and Generator Building*  Fircrest Residential Habilitation Center is an old military facility that has been transformed into a specialized campus that provides care to people with physical and developmental disabilities, located in Shoreline, Washington. New work involved the design and installation of a campus wide replacement fire alarm system. We provided building code analysis through-out the campus of all buildings being connected to the fire alarm and provided additional work for the installation. We also designed two very specialized buildings, one at 900 SF and the other at 1600 SF, to house large generators with fuel tanks. The emergency generators were designed to provide backup power for a campus with critical care populations that required a constant power supply. One generator building serves the Fircrest Pool and Activities Building. Construction cost for this project was $400,000.
 

*projects completed while employed by Klappenbach Architects

Cogswell College, Everett, Washington

Complete Renovation of a Historic Post Office Building*  Historic renovation provided a home to this engineering college. The three story building interior was stripped down to bare concrete and reconfigured to provide classrooms, offices, a library a lecture hall and an administration area. The lobby was rebuilt to reflect the original design of 1916, which previous renovations in the 1950’s had removed.
 

*projects completed while employed by Klappenbach Architects

 

State Studies and Surveys

The following are examples of our experience in State Studies and Surveys in the State of Washington.

Studies, Everett School District

State Study and Survey for Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction* A general inspection and survey of approx. 115 buildings on 26 different campuses was made for the State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Each building was described by usage and/or type of classrooms, offices, laboratories, etc. Condition of structure and finishes, energy efficiency, building safety, building accessibility and handicapped facilities were reviewed, noted and charted for all buildings. Structural, mechanical and electrical systems were also reviewed and general recommendations offered. The study was updated or in some cases repeated with additional information added in 2003, 2004, 2006, 2009 and 2011.

Seismic Studies*  Silver Lake Elementary, View Ridge Elementary, and the Longfellow Building

 

*projects completed while employed by Klappenbach Architects

Studies, Marysville School District

State Study and Survey for Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction*

A general inspection and survey of approximately 75 buildings on 15 different campuses was made for the State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Each building was described by usage and/or type of classrooms, offices, laboratories, etc. Condition of structure and finishes, energy efficiency, building safety, building accessibility and handicapped facilities were reviewed, noted and charted for all buildings. Structural, mechanical and electrical systems were also reviewed and general recommendations offered. The study was updated or repeated with additional information added in 2001, 2005, 2006 and 2009.
 

*projects completed while employed by Klappenbach Architects

Studies, Kent School District

State Study and Survey for Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction*

A general inspection and survey of approximately 110 buildings on 40 different campuses was made for the State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Each building was described by usage and/or type of classrooms, offices, laboratories, etc. Condition of structure and finishes, energy efficiency, building safety, building accessibility and handicapped facilities were reviewed, noted and charted for all buildings. Structural, mechanical and electrical systems were also reviewed and general recommendations offered. The study was updated or in some cases repeated with additional information added in 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2012.
 

*projects completed while employed by Klappenbach Architects

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Seattle, WA

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