Sehome Highschool

Location: Seattle
Space Type: K-12
Completion Dates: 2019
Manufacturing Partners: KI

Project Overview

The original school was built in 1967 and was long overdue for an update. In March of 2017, construction broke ground, and in January of 2019, students started their first day of school in the new building. Workpointe was engaged for full design work and installation services to make this new building for its 1,200+ students something that could last for another 50+ years. We provided 90% of the furniture package which consisted of 50 classrooms, admin spaces, library, and common spaces.

It was important to capture the integrity of the school, named for Chief Sehome of the Samish tribe. We provided custom color matching to the Sehome High School logo throughout the furniture selection. These colors were essential to convey the brand and message of the Sehome HS spirit. Utilizing Momentum and Pallas fabrics, we captured the school’s design vision of a bright and open space connected to the sweeping views of Mt. Baker and the Northern Cascade Mountains. This project was an amazing opportunity to showcase what we can offer from initial design to product selection and installation services

This project had a tight window for installation, and during the busiest month of the year.

December is a challenging month as we juggle holiday closures and weather events that lead to manufacturing backlogs, road closures, and transit delays. Despite the short window for installation and winter delays, we completed this installation in three weeks. Due to a change in the contractor’s plan, a height variance was introduced between the custom powered science tables and the built-in counters.

The client required the tables to match the counter height to provide a safe environment for the students to engage in classroom experiments and prevent accidents with chemicals and burners. Workpointe provided a second set of tables to compensate for floor variance and sloping. One of the Workpointe core values is “to build with integrity and do the right thing”. At Workpointe we don’t walk away from problems, we don’t point fingers, we just help our clients accomplish their goals.