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Ferrucci Junior High Addition

Project Description:

The Ferrucci project will construct an addition of approximately 18,000 square foot east of the existing facility and an addition to the Commons of approximately 3,700 sq. ft. The modifications will include ten (10) classrooms, expansion of the Office and Commons, removal of portables, expansion of the bus loop and parking areas, and conversion of a computer lab to a drama classroom. Remodeling will change the building entry to the Commons through a secure vestibule to increase safety and security. Cosmetic and functional improvements are anticipated for the existing building as budget allows. The upgrades will align more closely with our 1,000 student educational specification..

The Dream is Closer to Reality

FJH entryNAC Architecture recently presented conceptual drawings of the Ferrucci Addition project which helps to visualize the various aspects of the project and how the additions will be incorporated into the existing school. Recognize that these are conceptual and the final building finishes may not be exactly as depicted in these drawings.

To view the drawings, please click

News & Updates:

5/24/21 - The bid opening was held on April 6. Nine contractors submitted bids. Pease & Sons was the low bidder with a base bid of $17,022,045. With approval by the school board of the base bid and inclusion of 4 alternates, they were awarded a contract for $17, 546,469.
The first part of the project involves the existing administrative area. To facilitate that work, the administrative and counseling staff were relocated to two portables on the west side of the school. The permit pre-construction meeting with the City was held on May 25th. Pease & Sons mobilized to the site and started dust curtain construction, fencing, and demolition the week of May 24th. 

 – The 1st bid ad date was moved to March 8. Bid opening is scheduled for April 6. We continue working with the City of Puyallup on civil and building permit comments.

2/8/21 – We are working on our response to the City of Puyallup’s civil comments. Building comments were received on February 6th and were minor in nature. Cost estimate is in hand and protective alternates have been chosen. We continue to plan for staff moves during construction and have made good progress working with our FF&E consultant on coordinating and estimating that order. First bid advertisement date is March 1, 2021.

1/11/21 - Permit set has been submitted to the City of Puyallup. Cost estimate is due this week. The team is working on bid documents, planning staff moves during construction, and coordinating and estimating FF&E. Bid advertisement date is March 1, 2021.

12/14/20 – Still waiting for fire alarm response from the City of Puyallup. We will discuss project phasing at tomorrow's OA meeting. Building permit set to go in 12/21.

11/30/20 - Working on finalizing cost estimates, scope and phasing schedule with NAC, project architects. We will meet with the staff next week. Need to get direction from the City of Puyallup regarding fire alarm as soon as possible.

11/9/20 - The Operations team wrapped up security, landscape and low voltage systems. We also met with Special Services personnel regarding SPED classroom technology. Now preparing a  proposal for the constructability review consultant.

10/26/20 - Met with PSD Operations team members to discuss security, landscape and low voltage systems. We are investigating whether the schedule could be front loaded to take advantage of  students may not being in the school at this time.  We may be able to break small scopes out to complete before the start of the general contractor work in April 2021.

9/28/20 - We met with the Ferrucci administrators and staff to review the design and received great feedback.

Meeting with kitchen staff today.

9/4/20 - The design team reviewed the  25% set drawings and gave positive feedback. We need to work on the constructability/phasing issue and meet with the principal to discuss a variety of issues.

Design work by NAC Architecture continues and they are working hard to firm up the Design Development estimate. Additional testing of the infiltration rate at the onsite pond is needed to hopefully allow for a  higher design infiltration rate. 

 – This project is still in the design phase. We are working with NAC Architecture, the Ferrucci staff, various PSD departments, and consultants to finalize the design. A virtual neighborhood meeting was held on July 18th. The site development permit submittal was sent to the City of Puyallup on July 19. 

/20 - A Neighborhood Vicinity meeting was held virtually. Click  here for the meeting notification. 
To view the presentation, click here.