Timeline of WSSDA's Headquarters Building
WSSDA's headquarters will be replaced with a smaller structure tailor-made to serve WSSDA’s mission. After carefully studying the pros and cons of either relocating, remodeling, or rebuilding, the WSSDA Board made the decision in late 2017 to engage in a design-build process to construct a new headquarters.
Stretching as far back as 2001, the WSSDA Board has regularly assessed the best of course of action for WSSDA's location and office space. Built in 1978, the current office building has outlived its useful lifespan.
With the success of WSSDA’s subscription-based services, plus thoughtful financial management, no dues-based revenue will be used as part of the construction. By reducing maintenance, eliminating repairs, increasing energy efficiency, and redesigning work and meeting space, multiple efficiencies will be realized. The new facility will be approximately 25% smaller but will include about double the meeting space to improve WSSDA’s ability to serve as a hub for influencing the course of public education in Washington state.
WSSDA building constructed
Purchased existing property and performed renovation
Studied options to:
New septic system installed
Converted print shop into current conference center with kitchen and restrooms
Studied options for:
2011 - 2013
Just cosmetic upgrades
- Just mechanical systems upgrades
- Full modernization
Demolish & rebuild 1 or 2 story
Sell & lease
Sell & buy new location
Explored cohabitation with other educational organizations
- Final payment on mortgage for existing property
- Selection of OAC Services, Inc. for construction management services
- Selection of Big Rock Construction and MSGS Architects for demolition and design-build project
WSSDA Board approves:
- Schematics for new building
- Start of construction with budget not to exceed $3 million on current site