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Bennett Elementary School

Bellevue School District

Bellevue, Washington
96,472 SF
Estimated Cost:
$33 Million
Constructability Review
Market Sector:
K-12 Education
Facility Specialty:
Elementary School
NAC Architecture


This project replaced the existing Bennett Elementary School with a two-story building housing the main entry, administration, gym, and multipurpose preschool, kindergarten, and first and second grades. The plan also includes large interior courtyard areas, which would then all be snugged into the slope and with vertical connection to three classrooms wings housing grades 3-5 on the upper plateau areas. This configuration effectively utilizes the lower and upper site areas and creates a three story elementary school.

The structural system includes a steel structure on augercast pile foundations. The mechanical system is largely a ground source, distributed water-air heat pump system with
variable air volume terminal units and some radiant floor areas for heating/cooling distribution.

LED fixtures are proposed for both interior and exterior lighting. Exterior wall finishes will be
masonry veneer and cementitious panels. Storm water management systems include rain gardens, green roofs, a large detention vault on pile foundations, and a modular wetland for required phosphorous treatment.

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