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Bishop Blanchet High School

Seattle, Washington

Owner: Bishop Blanchet High School, Archdiocese of Seattle

Number of students: 850

Square feet: 23,000

Date completed: 2018

Features

Interiors
Interiors
Master Planning
Master Planning
Sustainable
Sustainable

Bishop Blanchet High School is an Archdiocesan Catholic high school built in 1954, with subsequent minor renovations in 1999 and 2004. Bassetti was hired to complete a master plan to help ascertain renovation priorities over the next 15-20 years. Since completing the master plan, phases 1 and 2 have been implemented.

Phase 1 addressed the much needed interior upgrades to the Ernie Rose Activity Center. The Center’s entry is lined with new trophy cases, an elevator, and a stairway that leads to the expanded upper level. The second level houses a new space for modern fitness, renovated locker rooms, and a classroom that can also function as a team meeting room. The upper levels curved bridge walkway opens to the entry below, increasing transparency.

Phase 2 included the transformation of the cafeteria into a larger, more open commons. The expanded commons now has a glass pavilion, which pours sunlight onto the new learning stairs where students eat their lunch. A new faculty dining room/classroom is located next to the commons and new Brave Cafe is furnished with modern food preparation equipment.