Seattle School District – Wing Luke Elementary School

Seattle, Washington

Client
Seattle School District
Architect
NAC Architecture
Square Footage
82,000 SF
Services
Electrical Engineering and Lighting Design
Completion Date
March 2021
Awards

2022 - AIA Washington Civic Design Awards.

2022 - IIDA Northern Pacific Chapter INawards, Best of the INeducation Category.

Wing Luke Elementary School is an 82,000-square-foot educational facility for up to 500 students, grades K-5, serving some of the region’s most diverse and multicultural communities. The institution has been designated a Bilingual Center School to support Somali, Vietnamese, Chinese, Spanish, Cambodian, and Cham-speaking students.

The school was named after Wing Chong Luke, a strong civil and human rights advocate. Luke was Seattle’s first non-white city councilman and the first Asian American elected to public office in the state. The legacy he left behind is an inspiration to everyone around the Wing Luke neighborhood.

The new building includes 21 classrooms, four special education classrooms, one resource room, one occupational/physical therapy space, an art room, a music classroom, learning spaces, a gymnasium, a library, a lunchroom/commons, and administration spaces.

The design included an open concept with acoustical separation in each room so students can focus and concentrate while also allowing teachers flexible instruction to meet each student’s needs. Additional informal collaboration spaces are distributed throughout the building in the hallway, under the stairs, and in alcoves.

We are continuously working to promote respect, inclusiveness, and equal opportunities for people of all backgrounds. It is an honor to have been part of a project that benefits such a vibrant and richly diverse community.