A lot of progress was made in the month of August at the Upper School as the New Building took big steps towards getting sealed-up. Installation began on windows, roofing membranes, exterior weather barrier, and the interior air barrier system. Brick started going-up at the end of the month. Another big milestone in August was the completion of all of the utility work in the roundabout, just in time for the new school year.
In September, work will begin on the Student Life Center, which is located on the north side of the New Upper School Building facing the roundabout. All miscellaneous interior wood framing will wrap-up, followed by GWB. The last of the exterior windows will be installed as the building prepares for an air-tightness pre-test ahead of the final test later on in the year. Out front, the roundabout will be finished up, with an accessible route to all 3 buildings at the Upper School.
Work is also underway for a new ADA sidewalk which will provide an accessible route from the main campus to the Upper School campus and for the greater community to walk along this section of Lake Washington Blvd. E. The new route will start from the north side of E Harrison Street and continue up to the existing crosswalk, then continue along the north side of Lake Washington Blvd. E. into the lower entrance of the new Upper School building (which will provide elevator access up to the main level leading out to Gracemont & Wissner Hall). Work in this area should wrap-up around the beginning of November with new plantings along Lake Washington Blvd. E. including a dozen tulip & linden trees, creating a picturesque-avenue matching nearby Washington Park Arboretum.