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Seattle Country Day School

Gym, Classroom and Playground Renovations

Seattle, Washington

Design through construction administration

Gym and Classrooms - 2012
Playground - 2013

Gym and Classrooms - $1.6 million
Playground - $320,000

Seattle Country Day School

Johnson+Southerland's insertions help to harmonize the existing building styles, which range from a handsome turn of the century classroom to mid-century modern to contemporary, and gave all of the interiors a fresh look and improved utility. The gym features a new lobby, a seating addition for bleachers, new HVAC equipment, a wood floor, and surface upgrades--including salvaging and reusing the old wood floor as an interior wall finish. The exterior addition features a masonry wall with an array of bright colored glazed units and a hard flat surface for wall ball-an important tradition on this school playground. The project was carefully phased to fit construction activity within summer recess. J+S followed up with a complete redesign of the playground, with an emphasis on providing a variety of play experiences and a maximum play value within a very limited space.