Sumas Elementary School

  • Location: Sumas, WA
  • Client: Nooksack Valley School District

Sumas Elementary School is a brand new 47,476 square foot elementary school located in Sumas, Washington.  The school is wood framed construction atop cast-in-place concrete crawlspace walls with perimeter flood vents to accommodate potential flooding and the passage of water under the building.  Exterior materials consist of primarily brick, fiber cement lap and panel siding accented in fun colors, metal siding, black vinyl windows and sunshades, and TPO roofing.  Located in the middle of a residential neighborhood, the school utilizes an existing auxiliary gymnasium, brand new covered play structure, an existing playground, and new playground; all available for public use.  The new gymnasium and auxiliary gymnasium also double as rentable for public athletic programs.  Programmatically the school consists of classrooms, extended learning zones, library, music room and stage, gymnasium, cafeteria and kitchen, and associated administration offices.  All classrooms provide built-in cabinetry and smart TV’s for efficient teacher storage and contemporary learning methods.  There are dedicated classrooms for all ages, including special education spaces and services.  The interior is accented with clerestory windows, wood slat ceilings, and bright and colorful accents indicative of a fun learning environment.

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