Kopachuck Middle School

Kopachuck Middle School in Gig Harbor, WA, originally built in 1981, serves about 500 students in grades 6 to 8. The 67,000 square feet single-story concrete tilt wall structure has seen several additions, including a gym in 1994.

The project focuses on reconfiguring interior spaces for better functionality, improving wayfinding with new signage, upgrading interior finishes for enhanced natural lighting, and creating a better environment for students and staff.

Notable improvements include a new steel entry canopy and polycarbonate window system in the gym to increase interior lighting. All areas received new electrical and mechanical systems, updated ceiling finishes, and a revamped kitchen. The low slope roof system and metal copings were completely replaced.

Additionally, a new 7,000 square feet Administration wing with cross-laminated timber canopy and exterior siding was added. Outside, enhancements include a landscaped entry plaza, a new vestibule, landscaping upgrades, utility improvements, a 72,000-gallon water tank, new parking areas for staff and visitors, and repaved parking areas.

This project aims to enhance educational spaces at Kopachuck Middle School, ensuring a welcoming and functional environment for learning.