Marysville Getchell Campus

Marysville, WA

Opened in the fall of 2010 (one year early), the Marysville Getchell High School campus has already received high acclaim. Set on 47 acres in Marysville, Washington, the “non-traditional, well-conceived” design earned the campus the National School Board Association’s 2011 Grand Prize for School Architecture. Comprised of four schools (a Biomed Academy, a School for the Entrepreneur, an Academy of Construction and Engineering, an International School for Communications, and a Community Commons) NSBA jurors unanimously selected Getchell for the award, praising the school’s “refreshing design, capable of adapting to changing specifics in educational program and curriculum needs by reexamining the core functionality of educational spaces, focusing entirely on student learning.” The jury went on to state, “The well balanced building massing and wonderful spatial experience provided by the juxtaposition of the built and natural environment truly made this project stand above the rest… This is a campus where students can maintain a sense of belonging while still being true to themselves".

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