Eastside Catholic High School
AHBL provided civil engineering, planning, and landscape architecture services for the design of this new private school campus in Sammamish. The 200,000 sf school accommodates an increase in capacity, from 480 students to 1,000 students. The 48-acre site is constrained by environmentally sensitive areas and steep topography, requiring innovative techniques to achieve the project goals.
The school was designed to nest into the hillside, similar to an Italian hill town. Student parking is terraced and pedestrian walkways and stream crossings provide access to the school. Design work also included a baseball field, two practice fields, and courtyards. In addition, AHBL planners assisted the school with permitting, including a conditional use permit and all other related issues.
The school opened to students in August 2008.