K-12 and Higher Education

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K-12 and Higher Education

PSM provides a variety of engineering services to school districts and college and university campuses, including new design, value engineering, remodeling, and seismic analysis and retrofit. Educational facilities have historically represented a large part of our reputation for quality structural engineering design. We have long-standing relationships with many school districts, including Seattle, Highline, Issaquah, Shoreline, North Thurston, Northshore, and Central Kitsap. We have worked extensively with the University of Washington, Highline College, Green River College, and Renton Technical College.

Virtually all of our school and college modernization projects involve seismic mitigation. Our company ranks as one of the top firms in the region in seismic rehabilitation of existing structures. Our professional involvement in seismic rehabilitation issues affirms our leadership in this area.

Recent K-12 and Higher Education Projects

Additional K-12 and Higher Education Projects


Seattle, Washington

This project includes framing for new lead shielding as well as high-density CMU walls.

Western Washington University-College Hall Elevator Installation

Structural Engineering support for the installation of an elevator in this historic building. Limited clearances challenged the design team.


Des Moines, Washington

This state of the art facility has separate buildings for different age levels clustered around a central courtyard. The wooded setting was a challenge to the design team.


Des Moines, Washington

PSM originally repaired earthquake damage to this valuable pier on Puget Sound, near Seattle. We then designed new facilities supported by the pier, which is used by a local college.


Seattle, Washington

Extensive remodeling and tenant improvement for this office space. New mechanical platforms, wall openings, and mitigation of seismic hazards were included in this project.

Highline College Noise Remediation and Seismic Upgrade Projects

Multiple projects at this campus to address aircraft noise and provide seismic upgrade

Other Recent University of Washington Projects

UWMC E Court Plaza Deck Waterproofing
UW Hall Health Center Feasibility Study
UW Fish Teaching Waterproofing
UW Police Facility (Bryant Building) Roof Upgrade
Magnuson Park Building 5 Renovation (for UW Construction Management Program)

Previous K12 and Higher Education Projects

Seattle School District

Library Renovations at eight schools, including Franklin High School, Washington Middle School, and Kimball Elementary
Roof Renovations and Seismic Upgrades – Magnolia and McGilvra Elementary Schools and Nova Alternative High School
International Baccalaureate Program at Ingraham High School
North Beach Elementary Modernization and Seismic Upgrade
Pathfinder K-8 School
New design – John Muir Elementary School
Review and Repair of Nine Schools in Response to the Nisqually Earthquake.
Seismic Rehabilitation of 11 schools – Seattle School District Capital Levy B-383

Highline School District

White Center Elementary School
Hazel Valley Elementary School
Aircraft Noise Remediation Study (13 sites)
Review and Repair of Eight Schools in Response to the Nisqually Earthquake
Hilltop Elementary School
Hazel Valley, Mount View, White Center Heights, and Beverly Park Elementary
Highline High School – Modernization and New Performing Arts Center
Parkside Elementary School Addition
Tyee High School – New Special Education Facility

Central Kitsap School District

Cottonwood Middle School Modernization
Clear Creek Elementary Addition
Cougar Valley Elementary Addition
Pinecrest Elementary School – New design
Central Kitsap Junior High School Modernization
Ridgetop Junior High School Addition
Central Kitsap Elementary School # 15 – New design

Tahoma School District

Summit 8th and 9th Grade School – New design
Tahoma High School – Renovation and Addition

Issaquah School District

Briarwood Elementary
Maywood Middle School Remodel and Addition
Creekside Elementary
Issaquah Highlands)
Trossachs Elementary School – New Design
Issaquah Administrative Building – Seismic Upgrade

Peninsula School District

Peninsula High School – Extensive Remodel
Purdy Elementary School – Extensive Remodel

Federal Way School District

Elementary School #23 – New design
Kilo Junior High School – Extensive Remodel
Wildwood Elementary School Addition
Camelot Elementary School Remodel
Thomas Jefferson High School Remodel in 1982 and Extensive Remodel in 1988.
Totem Junior High School – Addition and Remodel

Shoreline School District

Warehouse Improvements and Addition
Kellogg Middle School – Remodel and Addition in 1998. Remodel and addition in 1985.
Transportation Center Upgrade
Brookside Elementary School New Design

Lake Washington School District

Carl Sandburg Elementary School Addition
Robert Frost Elementary School Addition and Modification
Lake Washington School District Administration Building
Juanita High School Remodel
Kamiakin Junior High School Remodel
Inglewood Junior High School New Design)

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