It’s always a treat to mark a significant progress milestone with our clients! Yesterday our team joined Chief Kitsap Academy students to sign one of the glulam beams for the new Academy Commons.
We also had the opportunity to engage with CKA staff and students, share all the many pieces of work and design for this project, answer any questions about architecture and engineering, and present this career path to tribal students who may have never considered it. They were also excited to share their science projects, particularly the solar panels they created!
CKA, operated by the Suquamish Education Department and recognized by the Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, is one of the first tribal compact schools in the state. Programs at CKA are open to both junior high and high school students, grades 6-12. The vision of CKA is that every graduate is a confident, courageous, thoughtful, and respectful community member.
It was encouraging to hear how proud teachers are of their students and the training classes available at this educational facility. They also shared that two construction crew members working on the Commons building graduated from the academy.
Thank you, ARC Architects, for organizing this unique experience!