Browns Point Elementary School

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Browns Point community celebrates new building

Alumni, community members and future Belugas toured the halls to get a look at the new Browns Point Elementary at the grand opening event May 29. 

In case you missed it, here's what the evening looked like. 

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About the project

Project overview

Browns Point Elementary School includes kindergarten through fifth grade. 

The former facility consisted of two buildings, the original 1951 Browns Point Elementary (23,965 square feet) and the original 1960 ​​Meeker Middle School (50,813 square feet). The new Browns Point Elementary School building is adjacent to the site of the old Meeker Middle School building.

The old Meeker Middle School building was demolished; crews will soon cover that land with a grass play area and additional parking.

The district will keep the original Browns Point Elementary School building (including classrooms, a gym, cafeteria and stage). 

Tacoma’s new school buildings incorporate the district’s vision for kid-centered, flexible spaces.

Estimated budget: $37.7 million
Construction started: October 2017
Percent complete: 100%
Opened: Dec. 4, 2018
Architect: TCF Architecture
Contractor: Skanska USA

Site plan, logistics
Site plan


Construction phasing logistics 

Fun stuff

Check out students’ reactions to seeing a video of their new school for the first time. 

Take a look at the full animated building video here.

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