Project Updates 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...

SKL Affordable Housing Design Approved

SKL presented the Othello Square Affordable Homeownership Building for EDG approval Tuesday evening -"Very easy to review because the design options are grounded in human need. . ." Designed with the community in mind, the building will offer homes for families making 80% or less...

Othello Square selected for ILFI Affordable Housing Pilot

The Othello Square Affordable Homeownership Building (Building D) has been selected as a Living Building Challenge Affordable Housing Pilot Project. https://living-future.org/affordable-housing/ https://living-future.org/affordable-housing-othello-square/...

Big Truss Installed at Olympic HS

Korsmo Construction has just installed the 130' long, 8' tall "big truss" at Olympic High School.  It will support angled roof monitors that will bring daylight into the student commons space....

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. ...

A New Concept in Affordable Housing for Seattle

Gladys Ly-Au Young, Principal at SKL, discusses plans for a Limited Equity Co-Op at Othello Square with interested community members.  Similar to a condo, Limited Equity Co-Ops allow people to purchase housing (in the form of shares) at an affordable price.  In return for the...

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...

Sundberg and Miller – Building Orphanages in Tanzania

Rick Sundberg, along with builder and longtime collaborator Terry Miller, are in Tanzania this month kick-starting construction of an orphanage in the small town of Lutukira (near Songea, if you want to see it on a map)....

Chophouse Row nears completion

Our Chophouse Row project nears completion in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. At the center of the project is "the mews," a pedestrian alley that ties together old and new architecture, and provides a respite from the busy streets of Capitol Hill. See the CHS Blog write-up....

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...