CDC | Marysville Getchell High School


Title: Marysville Getchell High School: A school “built into a forest”

Project: Marysville Getchell High School

Firm: Cascade Design Collaborative (CDC)

Summary: Built around an existing wetland and second growth forest, Marysville Getchell High School is truly unique. This brand new campus was designed to feel as though it was “built into a forest”. Unlike other school campuses, Getchell looks and feels more like an evergreen refuge than an institutional complex. There are five buildings on the site which are connected by a series of elevated walkways and bridges. Along these walkways are several outdoor classrooms, gathering spaces, and raingardens. All of these elements together create an environment that is rich with learning, natural beauty, and creativity.