AKA: McMenamins Anderson School, Bothell, WA

Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - restaurants; built works - public buildings - schools - middle schools

Designers: Andersen Construction Company (firm); Ankrom Moisan Architects, Incorporated (firm); H. A. Andersen (building contractor)

Dates: constructed 1930-1931

3 stories

18607 Bothell Way NE
Bothell, WA 98011

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Overview

Investors pooled $26 million to renovate the former school into a restaurant, brewery and hotel complex owned by the McMenamins chain based in Portland, OR. In 2016, the McMenamins group consisted of 54 brewery-restaurants located throughout the Pacific Northwest. The renovation of this former middle school was part of a larger urban redevelopment program in Bothell, WA, that also included the construction of $47 million city hall, two new hotels, a new grocery store and 86 townhouses. Bothell's City Manager, Bob Stowe, was instrumental in realizing this redevelopment, working closely with local developers. Stowe worked as the city manager from 2005 until being fired on 05/04/2016. (See John Langeler, King-5.com, "Bothell city manager firing draws sharp criticism," published 05/11/2016, accessed 09/11/2017.)

Alteration

Ankrom Moisan Architects supervised the school's renovation into the McMenamin's Hotel and Brewpub. Ankrom Moisan had had a long-standing relationship with the McMenamin Brothers, designing many facilities for them. The Andersen Construction Company of Portland, OR, served as the building contractor for the school's remodeling.

PCAD id: 21455