Summit Olympus High School is located in what was once a Nalley’s pickle-packing plant near the Tacoma Dome. The main floor of the 1929 building features expansive windows overlooking downtown Tacoma and the Tideflats. Many of the building’s unique features were preserved, including brick facades, sturdy interior columns and the original elevator shaft.
Crews demolished walls between existing columns to create a more open floorplan. Walls between classrooms feature garage-type doors that can open and close to create flexible learning spaces. Other major scopes of work included installation of a new elevator, significant MEP upgrades, seismic upgrades, significant demolition and abatement of hazardous materials.