We Need YOU to Build the Beach!
Community Voices, Diverse Subcontractors Needed for Rebuild of Rainier Beach High School
Finally! Rainier Beach High School—the only school in the district that had not received funding for major building improvement—is getting a massive overhaul. And the community needs YOU to be a part of it!
When completed, the new building will provide permanent space for 1,600 students, grades 9-12.
ARE YOU A CONSTRUCTION SUBCONTRACTOR?
Join Us Thursday, November 18 at 6 PM for a Virtual Meeting!
All community members are also welcome.
- How we’re being intentional about diversity and inclusion
- What subcontractor job bids are coming up at RBHS
- Learn how to partner with the prime and other subcontractors
Learn about bid requirements and how to prepare. Register for the meeting now at buildthebeachforusbyus.com.
DO YOU LIVE, WORK, OR OWN A BUSINESS IN RAINIER VALLEY OR RAINIER BEACH?
Join Our Virtual Community Meetings; these meetings take place on the 2nd Thursday of each month (with the exception of November).
Concerned about school traffic? Construction impacts on your business? Security or safety issues?
Don’t let this school get built without you! Please tell us what’s important to you. For more information and to check out our past and future meetings, visit buildthebeachforusbyus.com.
WHERE WE’RE AT – AND WHY WE NEED YOU
Especially because RBHS is 97% students of color, the community has been clear from the get-go on the critical need for an inclusive design-build process. The district got off to a great start by partnering with Bassetti Architects and Moody Nolan, the country’s largest African American-owned architectural firm. They also brought in Lydig Construction, renowned for our open-doors approach to school construction and serious commitment to hiring contractors of color. Our current work on Northgate Elementary (soon to be James Baldwin Elementary) showcases how we treat the school construction process as a unique opportunity to bring the community together. We give students a hands-on look into careers in the construction industry (check out learnwithlydig.com) and foster a sense of shared ownership and purpose.
But our goals for the project – to support the community and give them as many opportunities as possible – will not be achievable without the collaboration of local individuals, organizations, and businesses. Please join us and Build the Beach!