Ocosta Elementary

Client: Ocosta School District

Location: Westport, WA

Square Footage: 37,000

Project Categories

  • Hard Bid
  • K-12 School

This project was very unique and fun to be part of. It is a school as well as providing the community with a tsunami shelter, the first in the United States. The new elevated platform is 53 feet above sea level, the roof of the gym and commons. It is designed to hold 1000 people during a tsunami. Inside, the school contains 23 classrooms, a library, food service kitchen, administration office, and other support spaces. Since its completion, numerous television news agencies and magazine publications have featured this unique project and its ambitious undertaking by members of the Ocosta School District.