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Baker Middle School

Tacoma, WA

building total area

11,320 SF

completion date


total construction cost



Tacoma Public Schools

a/e team

BLRB Architects, Inc.

Hargis Engineers

Tres West Engineers

construction team

Berschauer Phillips Construction

Hawk Mechanical

Superior Electric



project description

This project involved the construction of a new middle school adjacent to the old Baker Middle School.   The school is a Washington State Sustainable Schools Protocol building. The environmentally conscious building design features on-site timber reclamation, storm water management including rainwater harvesting, transparency, a geothermal heat exchange system, Heat recovery and a building dashboard resource measurement system that allows the students and staff to monitor building consumption off water, electricity and natural gas.

services provided

WJCx was contracted by the Tacoma Public Schools to provide Commissioning Authority services. WJCx provided design review, construction review, development and testing of comprehensive functional performance tests, troubleshooting TAB verification and commissioning oversight for this project. 

systems tested

Heating Hot Water System, Radiant Floor Hot Water Systems, Ground Heat Sink Condenser Water System, Heat Recovery Air Handling Systems, Over 80 Air Handling Units including many Displacement air handling Units, (3) VAV Terminal Units, Water Source Heat Pump, Split System Air Conditioning Units, Supply and Exhaust Fans, Domestic Water Heaters, DDC System.