Kennewick High School Design

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Location: 500 S. Dayton St.

Square Feet: 292,000

Spaces: Classrooms, gym and fitness space, media center, performing arts space, dining space, and offices

Funding: Voters will determine the construction of a new Kennewick High School in a February 2019 bond election.


  • Winter/Spring 2018: Architect design in progress
  • Summer 2018: Kennewick High design finalized by architect
  • October 2018: Project cost estimates due
  • November 2018: School Board passes bond resolution
  • February 2019: Bond election
  • April/May 2019-2021: Building construction

*Timeline subject to change.

Proposed Site Layout as of 4/18/18


Proposed Building Layout as of 4/18/18



Proposed Exterior Design as of 4/18/18



Guiding Principles

Teaching & Learning

  • Kennewick High School promotes collaborative learning experiences.
  • Spaces are flexible to accommodate educational delivery methods of today as well as those of the future.
  • Learning is visible.
  • Learning provides students with needed skills for success after graduation: Life/Work/Citizenship.


  • Kennewick High School's history and legacy are respected.
  • The new school is a source of pride for students and community alike.
  • Facilities are quality construction, durable and appropriate.
  • Reflect community commitment to equitable facilities.


  • Infrastructure is flexible to adjust to evolving technologies.
  • Technology is real-world oriented and relevant.
  • Technology is a tool of learning, not the focus.

Student Culture

  • Kennewick High School is a place where students have a sense of ownership, feel at home and have pride in their school.
  • Areas are provided for students to utilize spaces after school for learning enrichment and athletic programs.
  • Opportunities for informal learning and socialization are provided throughout the school.
  • School community is fostered throughout gathering spaces and transparency.
  • Kennewick High School is a safe place, warm and welcoming to all.


Kennewick School District
1000 4th Ave.
Kennewick, WA 99336
(509) 222-7667
Brandon Potts
Director of Capital Projects
(509) 222-7667

MMEC Architecture & Interiors
7601 W. Clearwater Ave. Ste. 206
Kennewick, WA 99336
(509) 396-7278
Doug Mitchell, AIA, LEED
Lead Principal
Heidi Pierce, AIA
Project Architect

DLR Group
51 University St.
Suite 600
Seattle, WA 98101
Karen Montovino, AIA, REFP
Educational Planner
Todd Ferking, AIA