Project DescriptionSet among second-growth trees, forest wetlands, and with sweeping territorial views, the Marysville Getchell Campus comprises four schools that excite a student's senses with innovative learning environments. DLR Group's design of the new high school campus enables great flexibility in the administration of student-focused learning. Responding to the District's adoption of a new, small learning community (SLC) model, the design arranges four independent SLC buildings and the shared-use Campus Commons around second growth forest. Within each SLC building, a series of interconnected learning spaces support the educational approach described by the District's Five Guiding Principles: Relationships at the Center; Focused Learning; Identity and Purpose; Community; and Accountability. Generous glazing and intriguing outdoor learning spaces create a sense of connection to nature and community. It's this openness and connectivity that make every space a learning space at the campus, and which encourages student growth as global citizens.
This project comprises design and construction totaling 195,000 SF on 43 acres to serve 1,600 students in grades 9-12. Scope of work includes the design of four SLC buildings and the Campus Commons. The Campus Commons unites the campus by providing shared services including fitness and P.E.; a kitchen and servery; a commons/ cafe; and support spaces. DLR Group provided architecture, engineering, programming, and interior design services.