Miller Hull

Open Window School & Vista Academy

Bellevue, WA
Completion 2004


In creating a new home for a growing private elementary school, Miller Hull developed the master plan and building facilities for the new Open Window School pre-k through 8th grade campus.

The campus consists of 35,000 s.f. of administrative, classroom, and support uses, including a gymnasium with stage, a library, a computer lab, lunchroom, music, art and science rooms. The 7.62 acre site includes a protected wetland, native growth protection area, a soccer field, play areas and parking.

Located on a spectacular site on Cougar Mountain, the school commands sweeping views of the Puget lowlands. Such a unique setting has led Miller Hull to focus on two traditional strengths emphasizing the relationship between building and landscape, and practicing environmentally progressive design. Both the construction of the buildings and the utilization of the land around them are, in this way, seen as an extension of the school’s educational mission.