Yelm, WA

BCRA Architects, Doty + Associates 

Forma Construction

Frontier Door & Cabinet

Yelm Middle School

Before it was established as the town of Yelm, WA, this prairie land was a crossroads of Native American trails and would eventually play a crucial role for fur traders, the British operators of the Hudson Bay Company, American settlers and eventually the Northern Pacific Railroad.

Yelm Middle School wanted to showcase the significance of the town’s history by decorating their hallways with murals that described the years leading up to its establishment. They first utilized the aid of architect BCRA, who specified a durable panel that could stand up to the daily use of students walking down these busy corridors. With the aid of Doty + Associates, who provided iZone’s High Pressure Laminate, the artwork for the murals was designed, approved, and fabricated.

President of Doty + Associates, Marius Bernotavicius, would like to thank Frontier Door, who completed the installation and the BCRA graphics team who prepared the artwork. “Additionally, iZone’s art department and project manager were great in guiding the implementation and were helpful with any issues and delivery was timely.”

Today, the hallways of Yelm Middle School educate and enlighten the students on the history of their beloved town.