Key Peninsula Middle School

Key Peninsula Middle School, located in Key Center, WA, was originally built in the early 1980s and currently serves approximately 500 students in grades 6 through 8. The existing building, a 67,000 square foot single-story concrete tilt wall construction, has seen several additions over the years.

The Peninsula School District enlisted TCF Architecture PLLC to undertake a comprehensive renovation project. The goal was to reconfigure interior spaces to improve functionality and flow, enhance wayfinding with new signage, upgrade interior finishes to maximize natural lighting, and significantly improve the overall learning environment for both students and staff.

Highlights of the project include the expansion of the existing gymnasium by 2,600 square feet, featuring a new polycarbonate clerestory glazing system and a steel entry canopy. All existing spaces received new or upgraded electrical and mechanical systems, along with refreshed ceiling finishes and a complete overhaul of the kitchen facilities.

The renovation also encompassed approximately 9,000 square feet of new construction, including a modern Administration wing with a cross-laminated timber (CLT) canopy and a facade consisting of pre-cast concrete panels, metal channel, and fiber cement siding. The building’s entrance was redesigned with a new landscaped plaza, concrete ramps, steps, and an additional entry vestibule for improved accessibility.

Significant site upgrades were made, such as landscaping improvements, the construction of a new pumphouse for essential utilities, and the installation of an above-ground water storage tank. Staff and visitor parking areas were also improved, and existing parking and perimeter loop drives were repaved to enhance functionality and aesthetics across the campus.