Wilson High School

Tacoma, WA

NAC Architects



In this comprehensive replacement and modernization project, a new three-story building replaced four existing buildings and eight portables, helping consolidate the campus with a compact centralized facility. The site area of the demolished buildings was redeveloped to provide landscaped areas, plazas and parking.


The new 3-story building houses 25 general classrooms, nine science classrooms, six computer labs, a therapeutic learning center, a library, and administration and guidance centers. 85,700 square feet of instructional space was replaced, and 9,500 square feet of new space was added.


To create this high-performance facility, the design team incorporated sustainable features into a fully integrated system that involves the building envelope; siting; layout; materials; and mechanical, electrical and control systems.