Children playing outside Hamlin Robinson School

Hamlin Robinson School

  • Seattle, Washington

Completed: 2022

Hamlin Robinson School (HRS) is Washington’s only non-profit school dedicated to dyslexia and language-based learning differences. 4EA consulted with the architect to design an enclosure that aided the school’s lauded multi-sensory teaching approach.

Founded in 1983, HRS has since served over 1,400 students. Sustained growth and a desire to provide the best learning facility for their students highlighted a need for expansion and improvement. The Lower School completed project includes a 4-story 45,000 SF campus complete with 21 classrooms, a library, a science lab, music and art facilities, and the HR Learning Center. 4EA is providing consulting services on the Middle School building which plans to open for the 2022 – 2023 academic year.

4EA listened to the needs and requirements of the teachers and students and focused on assisting the architects in creating a sensory-friendly environment. The design was intended to convey a neutral, simplistic environment for students to be able to learn. The enclosure components are elegantly simple.

The allure of construction is the compulsion to improve the world around us. School design is important and crucial to the function of our community. A school building serves to empower youth through access to education and opportunities. Through our work done at Hamlin Robinson School, 4EA was able to empower others through functional design.


  • K-12 Schools