Learning environments Tag

OHS Grand Opening Video

We are proud to join Olympic High School in celebrating the grand opening of its new 96,000 SF centerpiece, which includes a prominent new entry, classrooms, technical labs, and a 450 seat performing arts theatre. Designed by SKL for the Central Kitsap School District,...

“Holy cow, look at this place!”

A look at Olympic High School: before and after. The school district hired SKL to give OHS a new 96,000 SF centerpiece, which includes a prominent new Entry, Classrooms, Technical Labs, and a 450 seat performing arts Theatre. Central to the scheme is a two story...

First Day of School at Oly!

After one hot, busy summer, the first day of school at Olympic High School was a surprise for many students: a shiny new and improved commons. Bright faces greeted old friends and new surroundings. Although there's more to come for the students (construction continues behind...

Westside School in Retrofit Magazine

One of our favorite stories of transformation! An outdated 1970s-era church is resurrected as a sustainable, modern educational facility. You can read the story of SKL's adaptive reuse design of Westside School (Seattle, WA) School in the current (September/October) Education issue of Retrofit magazine. Read the article...

Grand Opening- New Entry Plaza at Lewis and Clark Law School

On March 19th, Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland will inaugurate its new entry plaza, designed by Rick Sundberg, complete with lit benches representing the 9 supreme court justices, split 4 to 5, of course, around the entry path.   https://law.lclark.edu/...

An Expanded Campus for Seattle’s Pratt Fine Arts Center

SKL has been hired by Daniels Real Estate to design a campus expansion for the Pratt Fine Arts Center, with housing above.  Early design guidance plans have been presented to the City of Seattle's Design Review Board, which has approved the project to move forward. ...

Following in Thiry’s Footsteps

SKL is once again following in Paul Thiry's footsteps.  First, at the Frye Art Museum, and now at Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, where new Admissions, Career Services, Classrooms, and an Entry Plaza are underway.   Image shows Gantenbein Hall (aka "the fishbowl") newly...

Olympic High School Receives PSE Grant

Olympic High School, currently under construction, has been awarded a $122,000 Conservation Grant Agreement from Puget Sound Energy for its remarkably low energy use.  Based on PSE's predictive modeling, the proposed building will use 70% less energy than code allows.  Thanks to Ecotope mechanical engineers,...

Olympic High School Starts Construction

Construction has started on the new Olympic High School in Kitsap County.  This picture shows the center portion of the school demolished, with the gymnasium wing in the background.  School is still in session using the remaining gymnasium and classroom wings, and the Trojans will...

Westside School breaks ground!

April 29, 2014 The Westside School had its groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, attended by the entire student body, teachers, and staff. GO TO PROJECT PAGE...