Hensel Phelps Awarded Fawcett Elementary School Replacement Project in Tacoma, WA

Monday April 5, 2021
Existing Fawcett Elementary School

Hensel Phelps was recently selected for the replacement of the 72-year-old Fawcett Elementary School (FES) in Tacoma, WA. The progressive design-build project includes demolition of the existing FES facility and construction of a new 55,000 SF facility to house approximately 400 students. Delivered in partnership with Tacoma based design firm BLRB Architects, the project provides a new parking lot, covered and paved play areas and an all-purpose field. The project presents challenges related to the fast-track construction of the new facility on the small, 5.6-acre site that has sloping topography and is surrounded by dense, single-family residential neighborhoods on all sides.

The Hensel Phelps | BLRB team will work closely with Tacoma Public Schools to increase both local business participation from 15% to 30% and overall business equity inclusion goals. Construction activities are scheduled to begin in Spring of 2022.

For additional project information, visit http://ow.ly/uZMF50EgKrd. To learn more about Hensel Phelps Pacific Northwest region and project portfolio, visit https://www.henselphelps.com/contact-us/pacific-northwest/