Mead School District Performing Arts and Athletic Complex Conceptual Master Plan

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As part of a bond-funding request, Mead School District commissioned BWA to develop a conceptual master plan and cost estimate to transform the former Mead Middle School campus into a new district performing arts and athletic complex. Following passage of the bond, the firm was retained as a special consultant throughout the design and construction phases of the project.

Neither of the district’s two high schools – Mead and Mt. Spokane – had a performance venue, forcing the football teams to use Joe Albi Stadium in northwest Spokane. The school district decided to guarantee the high schools a place to play. The new facility will also host community recreational activities and performing-arts events such as soccer tournaments and concerts.

Three initial concepts were refined to a single concept, for which a detailed cost estimate was produced. Once the master plan was finalized, striking graphics and a perspective illustration were created to support the bond proposal.

The master plan includes a 4,500-seat, 15,800-square-foot football stadium with press box; 7,200-square-foot locker-room building; and 5,600-square-foot concessions and restroom facility. Substantial parking and multiple locker rooms – two for boys and two for girls – will allow the facility to effectively host soccer tournaments and other large-scale events.

This first phase of the project also includes a 15,000-square-foot maintenance facility and 23,400-square-foot building to house the district’s bus fleet. BWA is supplying landscape design services for both new buildings.


  • Client: Mead School District
  • Location: Mead, Washington
  • Size: 25.4 acres
  • Completed:  2017

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