In March 2017, Seattle Academy will break ground on the final project in the SAAS Rising Campaign: The Cardinal Union Building. The fly-through video of the Cardinal Union from LMN Architects gives a glimpse inside the future permanent home of the SAAS Middle School, as well as a look at the second gym, and rooftop playfield! The second gym will be adjacent to the existing SAAS Gym, and the playfield will be available for P.E., free-time, and athletics practice.
The Cardinal Union will also house the SAAS Instrumental Program and will add additional underground parking as an extension to the existing Gym garage. Three grade-specific floors for the Middle School will also include grade-level learning commons community spaces that will be used for class meetings and free time. The new Middle School lunchroom will be a place for Middle School meetings, eating lunch, and additional community-building activities.
The SAAS Rising campaign continues with excellent progress. The school has secured $30.5M of our $35M fundraising goal! In addition, a generous family foundation has made a final million challenge pledge; if we reach the $34M benchmark, their final million will be activated and boost us to the finish line! Check out our progress and the donor list.
Mark your calendars! We will celebrate the transition from the old CUB to the new Cardinal Union on Thursday, February 16 4 pm-7 pm. Plan to stop by for a toast and to leave your artistic mark on the old building!