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Washburn High School

Washburn High School

Washburn High SchoolWashburn High School - is scheduled to undergo major renovation and vertical expansion starting in 2018 as outlined below. To receive periodic updates on project milestones and other news, sign up to receive e-alerts

SCHOOL LOCATION:       201 West 49th Street – Minneapolis, MN


  • Washburn High School is scheduled to undergo major renovation and vertical expansion starting May 19, 2018.  Renovation efforts shall include hazardous materials remediation, interior demolition of music and science classrooms, vertical building expansion to create new classrooms and a new location for the mechanical penthouse which will be demolished to allow for vertical construction.
  • Construction shall include new exterior wall, roofing, exterior glazing to match and complement the existing building design. Interior construction shall include new circulation stair, classroom build-out and finishes, upgraded ceilings in music rooms to improve sound, and new single occupant toilet rooms; the base project scope includes architectural upgrades for the music and science rooms at Washburn.  
  • Major renovation includes significant mechanical, plumbing, electrical, structural and architectural tie-in requirements to the existing building.  The renovation shall address deficiencies as related capacity and enrollment by adding new classrooms and improving the condition of existing spaces. The work is primarily limited to the Northwest wing and portions of the Southwest wing of the building, which is adjacent to the surface parking at Washburn. Phased construction and new access routing will be done to assure safety and security during construction and to minimize impact (of noise, dust, vibration) to adjacent classrooms and building occupants.  

 TIMELINE (subject to change):

                Design:                              Spring-Fall 2017

                Procurement:                    Winter 2017

                Pre-Construction:            Spring 2018

               Abatement                         to start May 19, 2018

               Demolition:                        to start May 19, 2018

              Construction:                     to start May 19, 2018

              Completion:                       Start of school year 2018/2019

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Washburn High School
Washburn - west elevation