Lake Stickney Elementary School
The new Lake Stickney Elementary School was completed in time for the start of school in September 2016. The facility was built on schedule and within budget.
The new school has three, two-story pods that contain a total of 30 classrooms that were designed to provide modern learning spaces for students and staff members. One thing visitors immediately notice is the use of natural lighting within the building. Each pod is accessed by enclosed walkways to make them more secure. Each group of five classrooms has a shared project space and a small-group meeting room.
Among the school’s features are a community living room, a multi-purpose room, and office support spaces. Featured throughout the new school are local Northwest materials, wood with freestanding columns, native stone, and corridors patterned with natural shapes that suggest forest trunks and tree limbs.
The school was built on the site of the old Lake Stickney Elementary School building, which was built in 1964 and served the community well for 40 years. That school was closed in 2003 with the opening of Odyssey Elementary.
Construction of the new Lake Stickney school got underway in the spring of 2015. The school was designed by DLR Group in Seattle and construction was done by Colacurcio Brothers Construction of Blaine, Washington.