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CAE: Tour of Lincoln High School

Join the CAE Committee for a tour of another historic school! Originally built in 1907, with additions in 1914, 1930, and 1958, Lincoln High School has a significant physical and visual presence in Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood. The campus was unoccupied for 16 years until 1997, when Seattle Public Schools (SPS) began to operate it as a swing site for various elementary, middle, and high schools in construction. In response to the district’s need to accommodate growth, Bassetti was commissioned to restore this designated Seattle landmark to a viable, 21st century learning facility while celebrating its 20th century roots.

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This program is taking place in a fully accessible space, with a zero-step entry and accessible restroom. Please note on your registration if you would like to be contacted about additional accommodations.

Tour Guides

Michael Davis
Michael is one of Bassetti’s K-12 design leaders, working on projects of all scales. These projects encompass myriad educational delivery models – from traditional departmental organization to integrated academies. An innate problem solver, Michael loves working on complex projects and skillfully balances owner needs, constructability, practicality, and budget with aesthetics. His designs reflect an understanding of educational trends and pedagogy and the needs of 21st century students.

Richard Best
Director, Capital Projects & Planning, Seattle Public Schools
Provide oversight and guidance for Seattle Public Schools $694M Building Excellence (BEX) IV and $475M Building, Technology and Academics (BTA) IV capital levies. BEX IV contemplates the renovation or replacement of seventeen schools throughout the geographical boundaries of the district. BTA IV contemplates the renovation of four additional schools and infrastructure improvements at twenty other schools and support facilities.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand how a building over 100 years old can be transformed into a 21st century learning environment that supports multiple teaching modalities not just traditional learning.
  • Learn about sustainable approaches to construction with historic buildings that focus on decreasing carbon footprint.
  • Understand how seismic, mechanical, electrical, and technology systems integrate into a historic building while maintaining the original character of the building.
  • Understand opportunities and challenges working with the Seattle Landmarks Board, old school alumni, community partners, and a dense urban neighborhood.

This program is presented by AIA Seattle’s Committee on Architecture for Education. Please contact Connor Descheemaker, Membership & Volunteer Manager, with any questions or concerns.


November 22, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Event Price
Class Credit
1 LU


AIA Seattle
(206) 448-4938


Lincoln High School
4400 Interlake Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103 United States
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