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Transportation Center and Central Kitchen | Bethel School District

Pre-engineered metal buildings house a Transportation Center – including bus washing/fueling and six bus-repair bays, a Central Kitchen serving all schools in the Bethel School District, and multi­functional space. Originally designed as a third building, break room functions and multi-function space were relocated to a second floor, above the Transportation Center. Multiple buildings give this facility, located on a 20-acre site, a campus-like feel, including a green space that serves as the campus hub. 


The Design-Build team made programmatic design and campus layout a critical factor. In addition, the design-build approach kept the project within budget.

The Transportation Center and Central Kitchen was the first K-12 Design-Build project in the state of Washington.

Location: Spanaway, WA

Student Size: 19,000 in 23 schools
Size: 65,127 sq. ft. total
- Central Kitchen: 24,563 sq. ft.
- Transportation Center: 37,876 sq. ft.
- Bus Wash: 2,688 sq. ft.

Project Value: $19 Million

Completion Date: 2014

Scope: Construction Management

Architect: Bassetti Architects

General Contractor: BNBuilders

Delivery Method: Design-Build

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