Marysville Getchell High School Campus

Marysville, Washington


DLR Group


Marysville Public Schools


195,000 sq.ft.

Total Cost


Completion Date


Set among second-growth trees, forest wetlands and with sweeping territorial views, Marysville Getchell High School’s innovative learning environment engages students. The new high school campus enables great flexibility in the administration of student-focused learning.

The design arranges four independent high school buildings and a central Campus Commons around an existing native woodland. Within each high school building, a series of interconnected learning spaces support the educational approach described by the district’s five guiding principles: Relationships at the Center, Focused Learning, Identity and Purpose, Community and Accountability. There are no corridors and instructional space is easily reconfigured.

Generous glazing and multiple outdoor learning spaces create a sense of connection to nature and community. It’s this openness and connectivity that make every space a learning space at Marysville Getchell; this encourages growth for all students.


"Nice daylighting and great views. The natural landscape is brought into the heart of the learning spaces."–2011 jury

Additional Information

Associated Firm

Architects of Achievement; BrainSpaces



Cost per Sq Ft



High School Citation

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2011 Architectural Portfolio

Product suppliers specified

HVAC Control Devices by Krueger
HVAC Control Devices by Envirotech
Lockers by Superior Lockers
Carpet by Collins & Aikman
Flooring by Action Floor Systems
Flooring by Mondo USA
Ceilings by Armstrong World Industries
Door Hardware by EFCO
Doors by VT Industries
Doors by Stiles & Hart
Door Hardware by Pemko
Door Hardware by Medeco
Door Hardware by McKinney
Door Hardware by Sargent
Door Hardware by Trimco
Elevators by ThyssenKrupp Access
Insulation by Owens Corning
Movable Partitions/Walls by Modernfold
Paint/Wallcoverings by Sherwin-Williams
Plumbing by Kohler
Plumbing by Chicago Faucets
Plumbing by Bradley Corporation
Roofing by Soprema
Roofing by Owens Corning
Skylights by Sun Optics
Windows by EFCO
Lighting & Accessories by Cooper Lighting
Lighting & Accessories by SPI Lighting
Emergency Lighting by Sure-Lites
Fire/Life-Safety Systems by SimplexGrinnell
Security Systems by Sonitrol
Classroom Furniture by Virco
Library/Media Center Furniture by Virco
Drinking Fountains by Halsey Taylor
Washroom Accessories by Bobrick
Washroom Fixtures by Kohler
Washroom Fixtures by Chicago Faucets
Washroom/Shower Partitions by Global Partitions
Athletic Equipment by Porter Athletic Equipment
Bleachers/Grandstands by Interkal
HVAC Control Devices by McQuay
Whiteboards / Markerboards / Chalkboards by Claridge
Kitchen Equipment by Atlas
Kitchen Equipment by Gaylord Industries
Laundry Equipment by Girbau
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