Pierce County Skills Center | Bethel School District
Image courtesy Erickson McGovern
Location: Puyallup, WA
Student Size: 570
Size: 47,691 sq. ft.total
- Phase I: 22,691 sq. ft.
- Phase III: 25,000 sq. ft.
Final Cost: $14.8 Million
Completion Date: 2015
Scope: Scheduling & Construction
- Phase I & II: BLRB
- Phase III: Erickson McGovern
- Phase I & II: Babbit Nueman
- Phase III: Washington Patriot
- Phase I & II: Design-Bid-Build
- Phase III: Design-Build
Bethel School District spearheaded the first Skills Center in Pierce County. Phase I of the Skills Center consisted of the development of the campus site, a new 22,691 square-foot building, and renovations to an existing Safeway building (built out in Phase II). Phase III saw the first K12 facility in Washington State completed with the Design-Build delivery method. The Center includes instruction in baking and production cooking, as well as a kitchen for live demonstrations and a student-operated deli. Students can take advantage of a career center and commons.
Hainline was hired during Phase I to provide scheduling expertise and as a neutral party project manager to encourage mutually beneficial compromises and avoid disputes, while ensuring that the project was completed on-time and within budget. Though there was no original guarantee from the contractor to meet the back-to-school deadline in the fall, major progress was made in the four months after Hainline was retained.
Hainline continued on Phase III, creating bridging documents for the Design-Build process, assisting in the selection process of the Design-Build team, and providing miscellaneous project management support during the construction process.