School Construction Project


Hudtloff Middle School

About the history of the project

Hudtloff ConceptIn 2010, Hudtloff Middle School was 52 years old, very costly to maintain and energy inefficient. The school’s mechanical, heating and electrical systems were failing and not up to current code.

We will replace Hudtloff Middle School with a new approximately 99,000 square foot building. The existing school will remain open during site development and construction. The project will also upgrade Hudtloff’s athletic fields and improve frontage roads to create one area for parent drop-off and a separate area for bus access from Steilacoom Boulevard. The design of the new school will create “houses” for each grade level, which will help to develop strong grade level teams among teachers and students. The school design will enhance opportunities for collaboration in developing student projects and curriculum delivery. Ultimately, this will foster a stronger sense of community, minimize hallway time and maximize instructional time.

The architectural team has worked with Hudtloff staff, administrators, community members and City of Lakewood officials to develop preliminary plans for the new building. As a result, the preliminary plans align with land use regulations and fire and building safety codes.

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Finishing touches are being completed. The entire school The grand opening of the new school was held Tuesday, Sept. 10 at construction project will be completed on time and under budget. 6 p.m. at main entrance to the new school.

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The new baseball field is nearly complete. The main irrigation is complete, new topsoil has been delivered and the field is being leveled. Seeding for new grass will be started soon, so “green” should appear as you see the new school from Phillips Road. New concrete curbs define the track and field area. The football goal posts have been delivered and set in place; grass seeding is scheduled for late August. The new bus loop and south entry road are paved. All infrastructures have been completed for the water line loop and power line. All work is schedule to be complete this fall; on schedule and within budget. The grand opening of the new school will be held Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. at the new school. 
Site work continues at the new school. The new grass baseball field has been rough graded and concrete curbing, which will define the track area, is set to begin. The tennis court coating is nearly completed. The irrigation infrastructure has begun at the back football field.

The south roadway has been rough graded and the removal of the underground storage tank is underway. Minor interior work, commonly known as a “punch list,” is now 99 percent complete by the contractor. All work is scheduled to be complete this fall; on schedule and within budget.

Site work is underway including completing the final storm water infiltration pond. The new grass football field is being constructed behind the school and is scheduled to be complete by end of summer. Tennis court game lines and coating systems are being installed within the gated area to the south of the building (weather permitting). The new parent drop off loop is complete and is being fully utilized. The “old south” entry road is being reconstructed. This includes installing the final water line loop connection and infrastructure for the new fields that will be located in front of the school along Phillips Road. All work is schedule to be complete this fall – on schedule and within budget.
The old school has been completely removed. Exterior sidewalks are underway at the front of the new building for pedestrian access. Landscape concrete retaining walls are being constructed along Phillips Road.
Construction of the new athletic fields is underway. This final phase, which is scheduled to be completed this August, is on time and within budget
The final phase of the project has begun – asbestos abatement and demolition of the old school. Site work and landscaping around the school is now being completed. This final phase is scheduled for completion by August 2013.
Hudtloff Pride The new Hudtloff Middle School is nearing completion. Furniture and equipment will be delivered over Winter Break. District officials are awaiting the occupancy permit from the City of Lakewood; once the permit is secured, students and staff will have classes in the new school.

The final phase of work will start in January and should be completed by August 2013. This phase of work will focus on salvaging various components from the old building for maintenance use; beginning the hazardous material abatement process; and razing of the existing buildings. The new athletic field, visitor parking and road frontage improvements will also be finished.

The drywall and interior painting are finished. Lighting has been installed throughout the building, and ceiling panels in the cafeteria and commons are in place. The classroom wings are taking shape, with the ceiling tile and carpet installed. The interior doors and hardware are being installed now. The kitchen equipment is almost completely installed and installation work has begun in the library. Asphalt for this phase of the project is complete. The landscaping irrigation and preparation of the soil is in process.

The Hudtloff Middle School project is moving along nicely. The cabinet casework is complete in the classroom wings. Ceiling panels in the cafeteria and commons are being installed. The Terrazzo floor in the locker room corridor, commons and cafeteria is finished, and is beginning in the classroom wings. The elevator has been installed. The drywall and painting in the interior of the building is 95 percent complete. Kitchen equipment is about 80 percent installed. Building lighting is being installed. The sunscreens have been installed and painted. Concrete curbs and sidewalks are being installed along the north and east sides of the building and asphalt has been poured and pavedon the west and south ends of the building. Tentative plans are being developed for staff and students to move into the new building in January 2013.
Exterior framing for the entire building is finished. Drywall has been installed in roughly 95 percent of the classroom wings and painting is underway. The ceiling framing is almost finished in the classroom wings. The installation of audio-visual equipment is underway in multiple locations throughout the building. Two sets of north end exterior stairs have been installed. The Terrazzo floor in the locker room corridor, commons and cafeteria has been poured and the gym bleachers are installed. Curbs are being installed at the north end of the site. The electrical connection to the street is complete. Commissioning for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) units has begun.

Clover Park School District opens bids for general contractor

Clover Park School District is seeking bids for general contractors for construction of a new Hudtloff Middle School and associated fields, tennis courts and demolition of the existing facility. The project has multiple phases and work will be done while the current school remains occupied. The project is a state funded project through the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. Students are scheduled to occupy the new school in Spring 2013; site and field work will be completed in December 2013. For more details click here to view the PDF.

The architectural design team is 85 percent complete with construction documents and the code analysis has been submitted to the City of Lakewood for the permitting process.

Phase I site work is about 40 percent complete and coordination with utility companies (includes Pierce County Public Works and Utilities, Lakewood Water and Tacoma City Light) is being finalized. Aeda Construction

Management is coordinating the state funding applications to obtain important state match funding.

H-U-D-T-L-O-F-F! Community gathers to break ground for new middle school

The ground was officially broken for the new Hudtloff Middle School in front of a large crowd of community members, staff and students on March 24. Attendees braved the rain to hear the history of the construction project, thanking of voters for their support and other remarks from Principal Moureen David, Board President Walt Kellcy, Jr., Superintendent Debbie LeBeau, and Mayor Doug Richardson, who also chaired the Citizens Committee for Schools.

After the audience counted down the turning of the dirt by spelling H-U-D-T-L-O-F-F, guests moved into the commons and library to enjoy light refreshments and a musical performance from the Hudtloff eighth-grade jazz band. A model and renderings of the new school were also on display.

The construction of the new school is scheduled for completion in the spring of 2013. The project is the result of a $92 million bond, approved by Lakewood voters in 2010. The new Hudtloff Middle School will be rebuilt behind the existing school, while students remain on site. Bond monies will also be used to build a new elementary school for the consolidated Oakwood and Southgate Elementary Schools; and to build a new Harrison Preparatory School in partnership with Clover Park Technical College.

The district held the ground breaking ceremony at Hudtloff on March 24. It was well-attended by people throughout the community. The architectural design team has completed 65 percent of the construction documents and finalized the building systems. The Conditional Use Permit (CUP) was issued March 4. Site grading and installation of utilities has begun. The school district received bids for the E-rate package (a federal discount for elementary and secondary schools, libraries and health care providers for advanced telecommunications services). Integrus Architecture will complete bid drawings in mid May.

A groundbreaking ceremony for the new Hudtloff Middle School will be held Thursday, March 24 at 5:30 p.m. near the school’s athletic fields. All community members are invited to attend. The architectural design team has started construction documents and finalizing building systems. The Conditional Use Permit (CUP) has been obtained. KBH Construction was awarded the contract for early site preparation. Site grading and utility work will begin this month. The school district has put the E-rate package (a federal discount for elementary and secondary schools, libraries, and health care providers for advanced telecommunications services) out to bid. Over the next month, Integrus Architecture is completing permit drawings and will submit them to the City of Lakewood in early April.
The architectural design team has completed about 20 percent of the construction documents (commonly known as “blue prints”). These documents serve as a communication tool to explain the building’s structure and electrical and mechanical systems. The plan is to complete the blue prints in early summer for contractor bidding.

The design/program management team recently attended the Conditional Use Permit (CUP) hearing. The hearing examiner’s recommendation should be released soon. This will allow the district to receive the permit to begin site work. The district received bids to begin the early site preparation; the bid was presented to the CPSD Board of Directors on Feb. 14. The bids received for the early site package were 25 percent under the engineer’s estimate — a sign of the challenging economic times and a clear benefit to taxpayers. The early site package includes the underground utilities “infrastructure” and site grading (preparing the earth underneath the new building by removing the top soil and compressing it to carry the weight of the new building).

Over the next few months, the architectural design team will:

• Seek school district approval to advertise the E-rate package (a federal discount for elementary and secondary schools, libraries, and health care providers for advanced telecommunications services);

• Develop lists of fixtures, furnishings and equipment; and

• Detail the exterior building “architecture” by selecting the appropriate material such as brick, glazing systems, etc.

A model of the new Hudtloff Middle Shool will be displayed in a variety of locations in Lakewood. The model is currently on display at Idlewild Elementary School through March 10.

The architectural team is currently finishing design development and starting construction documents. In mid-December, teachers will meet with the architect to ensure the plans align with the district’s educational program requirements. The Conditional Use Permit is under review and will be presented to the city hearing examiner in January to get community feedback and specify parking, building location on the site, etc. Design review documents were submitted to school district officials earlier this month. Over the next few months, the architectural and construction team will finalize the early site package. This process includes:
• Obtaining school district approval to advertise the E-rate package (a federal discount for elementary and secondary schools, libraries, and health care providers for advanced telecommunications services);
• Further development of the school’s exterior design with concentration on the main entry and automotive access;
• Reconciling design options with the budget including plans for fixtures, furnishings and equipment;
• Comparing new building square footage to existing spaces and program, and roof design; and
• Obtaining school district approval for the final design.
The design development process is 95 percent complete – all building systems and most space elements have been determined. A civil engineer has begun the development phase. Coordination and communication continues with the state of Washington for state match funding for the project.

Coming Soon!A scale model of the new Hudtloff Middle School will rotate through a variety of locations within the greater Lakewood community. In addition, a “fly by” video of the architectural design will be available.

Progress continues on many fronts. The project team met with City of Lakewood officials to discuss the site and building direction. On the permitting side, a State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) determination of non-significance, which means the project is unlikely to have a negative impact on the environment, was submitted in September. The Conditional Use Permit was also submitted in September.
Significant headway in design development has been made. More than 50 percent of the project has been developed and shared with the Hudtloff Core Design Team. The building systems and layout are being developed and refined by the architectural team. Complete design development will be finished at the end of October.
Hudtloff Middle School will be replaced with a new approximately 99,000 square foot building. The existing school will remain open during site development and construction. The project will also upgrade Hudtloff’s athletic fields and improve frontage roads to create one area for parent drop-off and a separate area for bus access from Steilacoom Boulevard.

The design of the new school will create “houses” for each grade level, which will help to develop strong grade level teams among teachers and students. The school design will enhance opportunities for collaboration in developing student projects and curriculum delivery. Ultimately, this will foster

a stronger sense of community, minimize hallway time and maximize instructional time.

The architectural team has worked with Hudtloff staff, administrators, community members and City of Lakewood officials to develop preliminary plans for the new building. As a result, the preliminary plans align with land use regulations and fire and building safety codes.

A public hearing was held Sept. 8 to share initial plans with neighbors impacted by the school construction and to obtain input on them. A report on the meeting will be shared with school board members and district staff.

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