PBS Supply was thrilled to provide a variety of interior furnishings and installation services at the Hazel Wolf K-8 School. PBS Supply teamed up with Lydig Construction and NAC Architecture to outfit the school with the likes of tackable wall covering, acoustical wall covering, markerboards, and tackboards.

Excerpt from the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce: 

The votes are in and DJC readers picked Hazel Wolf K-8 School as the 2016 Building of the Year. Runners-up were the Pierce County Readiness Center and Spokane Teaching Health Clinic.Honorable mentions to 200 Occidental, Marion West and Midtown 21. Hazel Wolf garnered 23 percent of the total votes.

The $39.2 million school is in the Pinehurst neighborhood of North Seattle, at 11530 12th Ave. N.E. It has 83,000 square feet of space for up to 680 STEM students, and integrates with its 3.2-acre site to create an indoor/outdoor learning lab, with a living wall in the main entry, green roofs and terraces. The curriculum is based on environmental learning.

The central courtyard has several teaching areas focused on plantings and stormwater management, including a constructed wetland. The courtyard extends up and over the administration area and art room to create more space for outdoor learning.

A botanical garden provides an outdoor laboratory, while a living wall at the main entry displays the school’s mission to the community.

“Hazel Wolf was a perfect synergy of a can-do user group embracing the challenge of a small urban site and finding creative ways to engage their unique environmental STEM program,” said Boris Srdar of NAC Architecture. “It was a true pleasure to be a part of the design process in the re-imagining of their needs.”

What the voters said:

  • “Love the composition of the simple forms and the vibrant colors. Driving by this place on a cloudy day makes me feel happy for the students that get to go here.”

  • “Very unique and inspiring to see a school with such an interesting design.”

  • “It is a beautiful building that makes the most of a small footprint.”

  • “This school is the smartest, most environmentally (oriented) school building I’ve ever seen! It’s a pleasure to spend time in this building.”

  • “Fantastic use of a tight space and great innovation shown in the use of the building as a teaching tool. Way to go!”

  • “Great use of color and 3-D space.”

  • “This is what 21st century education should look like.”

  • “This school is practicing what it preaches as a school focused on E-STEM education by integrating environmentally savvy practices into its own building.”

Link: Seattle DJC Article