Lake Tapps Elementary School

Client Dieringer School District
Type New Construction / Replacement
Grade Levels K – 6
Students 400
Area 56,351 square feet
Completed September 2005

“We have repeatedly selected Hutteball + Oremus Architecture based on the creativity and quality of work, attention to detail, and strong interpersonal skills of the staff.”

Dr. Judy Neumeier-Martinson, Superintendent
Dieringer School District

The district requested that the overall character of the school be new and progressive, but hint at the pioneer history of the Pacific Northwest. Lake Tapps Elementary School replaced the original school in a 12-month phased demolition and construction schedule while students remained on site. Shared activity spaces between classroom clusters provide a space where students can exchange ideas and are also large enough to accommodate 75 students. Housed inside the elementary is the Dieringer School District office which is often used for community gatherings and meetings.