Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Amazing Progress!

One corner of the new main gym! The gym is designed to accommodate 1850 students - the goal being to fit the entire student body in one place at the same time. We can't wait! The wall you see to your right extends bleachers up and over the auxiliary gym.

This is a view of one wall in a regular classroom. All classrooms will have similar casework/teaching walls.

Courtyards are found between Tower 1 and 2, and Tower 2 and 3. These will be planted rain gardens.

A few Booster Clubbers make their way across the skybridge to the library.

This ought to inspire a good workout! This is the view from the weight room - all windows.

You are looking down the gallery, 2nd floor/Tower 2, toward Tower 1. Below to your right is the main courtyard/commons area. Ahead and to the right is the skybridge leading to the library.

The above two pictures are a portion of our new commons looking out toward the football field and courtyard. The wall framing you see will be glass. Great views!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Final Steel Goes Up on First Phase

It was an exciting day on the construction site when the final piece of steel went up on Phase I. Crew and school personnel signed the beam and witnessed it swinging into place. It is amazing to see the building taking shape.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Amazing Progress!

It is really happening! The visible progress on the new campus is remarkable. Steel has gone up and you can now see the footprint of the new buildings. Construction is happening at such a pace that each day brings a noticeable difference. It is hard to believe - one year from now, as students return, we will inhabit these spaces. If you haven't seen the campus lately, drive by and view the progress for yourself. Exciting!!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Demolition Nears Completion

For folks driving by the Issaquah High School campus, there have been a few slight visible changes - fencing up, construction zone delineated, wall built. The bulk of the demolition process has been taking place to the rear of the existing building. Today, however, you would surely notice the fact that the old Commons is gone! Standing at the front of the school you can now see directly through to the road at the rear of the campus. The Main Gym is the final building to come down. That should be complete in the next couple of weeks. Yeah!
In the pictures above, note the old Commons stage still visible. The long wall now splits the old main hallway. This wall picture is taken from the rear of the school looking forward to the Commons.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Amazing progress on demolition.

In the last week nearly all of the old school, from the back to the gyms/commons came down. It has been amazing to see. Thursday AM our entire school - students and staff - watched as the giant transformer like machine attacked the gym area. It was such fun to be together and experience the realization of something we have anticipated for quite some time. One of the General Contractors said it sounded, at times, like the uproar when the Seahawks score a touchdown!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Demolition Begins!

Deomolition began at IHS on Thursday. The 'O' wing, auto shop, main hallway canopy, and 'J' wing are gone as of today! Students will have the opportunity to observe as the gym and commons are demolished on Thursday of next week (tenative). That trackhoe is impressive!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Contruction Trailers Arrive - Fence Goes Up

Construction trailers began arriving on site today. This is exciting news! The fence separating the construction zone from the rest of campus is in process. This means there is no vehicle access to the back of the school. That access is reserved for construction vehicles only.

Here we go.