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Garfield School Design Team
James A. Garfield High School is one of the flagship high schools in the Seattle Public Schools. Originally opened in 1923, the buildings and grounds will undergo a $78.8 million renovation starting in June, 2006, and completing in September, 2008, under the aegis of the SPS Facilities Department.

The Garfield School Design Team is composed of faculty, staff, students, parents, alumni, and friends of Garfield, and its purpose is to assist the architects and Seattle Public Schools building renovation professionals in creating a world-class design for the rejuvenated Garfield High School physical plant.

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This site was created on March 14, 2003, and is maintained by Ben Slivka to facilitate internal communication between the Garfield School Design Team members and external communication with the Garfield High School community.

Ben graduated from Garfield in 1978 (his brother and two sisters also graduated from Garfield), and is also a founding director of the Garfield High School Foundation. Ben is responible for all costs associated with hosting and maintaining this site.
The Project

James A. Garfield High School, Seattle, Washington
Garfield High School
400 23rd Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122

Project Description: Partial demolition, historic renovation, new addition
Building Size: 240,000 gross square feet
Capacity: 1,600 students (grades 9-12)
Site Size: 8.9 acres
Estimated Cost: $78.8 million
Schedule: Start of construction summer 2006; finish of construction fall 2008

Last updated Tuesday, September 7th, 2004.
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