New Lynnwood High School

  • Location Bothell, WA
  • Client Bassetti Architects
  • Owner Edmonds School District No. 15
  • Too Cool for the Old School

    Quality of the facility matches the quality of its occupants.

  • Bring on the Rain

    Stormwater management system designed as teaching tool.

Design with students in mind. The original 1971 Lynnwood High School was outdated, had outgrown the site, waged a continual battle with artesian springs, and found itself on the edge of a major shopping mall. Reid Middleton provided civil engineering design for a new 211,000-square-foot high school. The school was built on a wooded, 40-acre site with an enhanced Class 3 wetland and Martha Creek running along its western border. Reid Middleton provided civil engineering and construction phase assistance for the site development, including an innovative green design for stormwater collection, water quality treatment, detention and release to the creek. A stormwater detention pond collects site run-off, provides water quality treatment and discharges to Martha Creek. The wetland and pond is used by students to study the flora and fauna and monitor water-quality.


  • 2010 James D. McConnell Award