The Bush School

New Upper School

Project Details

Developer: The Bush School

Builder: Exxel Pacific

Architect: Mithun
GSF: 19,600 sf
Expected Completion: July 2021
Location: Seattle, WA

Energy Performance Target: PHUIS + 2018

This new facility is a deep green classroom and commons building for a private K-12 school. The building will include classroom space, administration offices and workrooms, study lounges, a multi-purpose room, kitchenette and storage.


The building and landscape serve as learning laboratories, maximizing natural light and healthy materials, conserving water and energy, and incorporating green stormwater systems. The structure utilizes mass plywood decking and panels to reduce embodied carbon and optimize efficiency. The project is on track to be the first Passive House school on the West Coast and the largest in the country.