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4424 South 188th Street SeaTac, WA 98188

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New School Designs & Voices: Tyee Embraces the Future

New School Designs & Voices: Tyee Embraces the Future

Tyee High School:
New Design Renderings, Quotes & Existing Site Conditions

"The Tyee staff are very welcoming. The building is not. It is very rundown. This new building design would make me feel welcomed, safer and happier to come to school. I wish I could attend the new school when they build it, but I will be glad if future students have the opportunity to go to a new Tyee High School with a secure campus and a modern learning environment."

 Nare Moi, 12th grade, Tyee High School 

Design Renderings of Proposed New Tyee High School held by five staff members and one student in front office.

Tyee student Nare Moi, 12th grade (second from right) has help showing off the new Tyee design renderings from excited school staff members (l. to r.): Mike Gronewold, safety & security officer for Tyee; Clark Colvin, Tyee athletic director; Jaimee Shaug, attendance specialist; Tray Mcelroy, district safety & security officer; Mika Wilson, office assistant/assessment coordinator.


 

"I would feel excited and like I had a home. Last year was my first year here. It was so hard to figure out this campus. It is a mess of many separate buildings. Tyee staff, students and community already make you feel at home, but with a new school, we would have a better foundation for building a learning environment and a place to call our own."

— Mika Wilson, Office Assistant/Assessment Coordinator, Tyee High School

 

Three students hold the new design boards outside in front of the main office.

 

"We need bigger bathrooms. Enter the doorway and they are already crowded at the doorway, and too many people waiting, so they get more tardies." 

— Brandon Palsis, 9th grade, Tyee High School (right)

"Students would want to go to class in a nice, new building. Some people don't view Tyee as the best place to go to school, but with a new school, that might change and they might want to come here. That new building [design] looks pretty good. It could change perspectives. It would be like the other new high schools that are getting built and not so old and rundown looking." 

— AJ Jackson, 9th grade, Tyee High School (left)

 


NEW DESIGN RENDERINGS 

Integrus Architects provided these new visual renderings of the Tyee High School design. The plans include a new synthetic turf field as well.

Design rendering depicting proposed new Tyee High School main entrance.

Tyee Design Rendering: Main Entrance


 

Design rendering depicting proposed new Tyee HS courtyard, facing student commons.

Tyee Design Rendering:  Courtyard, facing student commons


 

Design rendering depicting proposed new Tyee High School commons.

Tyee Design Rendering:  Commons


 

Design rendering depicting proposed new Tyee High School gym.

Tyee Design Rendering:  Gymnasium


 

Design rendering depicting proposed new Tyee High School performance space.

Tyee Design Rendering:  Flexible Performance Space


 

Design rendering depicting proposed new Tyee High School, flex area.

Tyee Design Rendering:  Flex Area


 

Design rendering depicting proposed new Tyee High School library.

Tyee Design Rendering:  Library


Site map for the proposed new Tyee High School, with wrench-shaped building and central courtyard + synthetic field.

Tyee Site Map:  The building footprint is shaped like a "P," with a central courtyard plus a synthetic field and track north of the top of the "P."


 

EXISTING SITE CONDITIONS

Visit the 2016 bond website to view photos of existing building and campus conditions at Tyee High School.

Tyee Athletic Director Clark Colvin stands by new school sign and existing site map.

 

CONSTRUCTION DEPENDS ON NOVEMBER 8 BOND APPROVAL

Construction of Evergreen, Tyee and Pacific (the three schools designed with funds from the 2016 bond) would be funded by Proposition 1: Highline Schools Bond, if approved by voters on November 8 with a 60-percent approval rate.

If the bond is approved, a new Tyee High School would open in September 2025.

Learn more about our 2022 school bond.