South Shore School

 

South Shore School

Architect: BLRB Architects

 
In this K-8 school in the heart of Seattleā€™s Columbia City neighborhood, the design team and the community has achieved its common goal of creating a place where students can build relationships with each other and their community.  This is a multi-school campus attached to the community center and located on a larger community use campus, so this school is a symbol and jewel of the area and people who live there.  The communal layout and cylindrical center of this school embodies the principles of community and social connections.  The use of CMU in dozens of varieties and combinations of colors, sizes and finishes helps to enhance the desired statement of this important facility.