Lynnwood, Washington

Meadowdale Middle School

Meadowdale Middle was designed specifically for middle schoolers’ emotional, social, and intellectual development. The site strikes a balance between indoor and outdoor learning. Carefully placed outdoor classrooms provide a variety of spaces to encourage outdoor learning, including a library amphitheater, wooded knoll clearing, classroom deck at bioretention basins, and herb and community gardens. At the heart of the school, the Commons and Commons Plaza provide an excellent social space that supports middle schoolers to gather in small or large groups, play basketball, study, or observe others. Osborn landscape architects’ project involvement spanned initial schematic design through construction administration and warranty.


Edmonds School District


Integrus Architecture


Landscape Architecture

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Low impact design features such as protecting and enhancing existing wooded areas, a pervious pavement fire lane, salvaged wood site benches, roof-water bioinfiltration, and parking lot bioinfiltration systems are featured in the design. Multiple phases included a new gymnasium, renovation of the existing football field, the new classroom wing, demolition of old classrooms and, finally, construction of the new parking lot and ball field.

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2014 CEFPI James D. MacConnell Award Finalist
2013 CEFPI James D. MacConnell Award Finalist
2012 CEFPI Pacific Northwest Region People’s Choice Award