Excelsior High School

The new 11,000 square foot Excelsior High School will house approximately 90 students and is being built on the existing…

The new 11,000 square foot Excelsior High School will house approximately 90 students and is being built on the existing Excelsior High School site to replace the portables that currently house the students.

Jemtegaard Middle School & Columbia River Gorge Elementary

This project consists of the construction a 116,000 square foot replacement school on the same site as the existing Jemtegaard…

This project consists of the construction a 116,000 square foot replacement school on the same site as the existing Jemtegaard Middle School. The new school building will house approximately 400 students at the Columbia River Gorge Elementary and approximately 600 Jemtegaard Middle School students. The existing school is scheduled for demolition once the new building is complete.

Howard Elementary School

The new Howard Elementary School is a technology immersion school and features an array of state of the art systems…

The new Howard Elementary School is a technology immersion school and features an array of state of the art systems for conservation, teaching and security.  Howard is an 88,000 sf 2-story building and was constructed directly behind the existing Howard Elementary School building.  The existing school was demolished and the area used for the new parking lot and baseball field.  The new building features an interesting combination of exterior finishes with sidings of metal, cedar, phenolic panel and CMU veneer.  The interior features polished concrete floors, glass classroom walls and reclaimed wood from the existing school demolition.

Building features:

  • 55 KW Solar collection system – The electricity generated is used offset the building power consumption and a portion of the unused solar power is returned to the public utility grid and metered for additional savings.
  • Daylight Harvesting – The building is equipped with large windows and 53 skylights to maximize natural light. The classrooms have light shelves and sun shades strategically placed at the windows to harness optimum natural light.  The building lighting is controlled by daylight sensing equipment designed to adjust the lighting levels depending on natural light available.
  • Water Reclamation – Water from the roof is collected and stored in 2 cisterns.  The water from one above ground cistern is used by students to irrigate the gardens on the south side of the building.  The second 15,000 gallon underground cistern supplies the buildings toilets.  This water is pumped into the building through a rainwater treatment system where it is filtered, chlorinated and pressurized.
  • Landscaping – The East and West courtyards feature “dry creek beds”.  Each creek bed receives water from the roof during a rain event but are also designed with reclaimed blue glass in the bottom to mimic water on a dry day.  Gardens are located on the South side of the building with composting areas.  The site storm water drainage system is designed with rain gardens to allow water to infiltrate into the soil before entering the City storm system.

Woodburn Elementary

This 85,000 SF K-6 school sits on a 13 acre site. The structure consists of structural steel with metal stud…

This 85,000 SF K-6 school sits on a 13 acre site. The structure consists of structural steel with metal stud framing. Four clerestory areas feature exposed glu lam beams and wood decking. Two classroom wings for grades 1-6 flank the library and a Kindergarten wing branches off the administration area.

Union High School

Union High School is comprised of five buildings totaling 235,000 square feet. The school is designed to house 1,600 students…

Union High School is comprised of five buildings totaling 235,000 square feet. The school is designed to house 1,600 students in four separate buildings called “learning communities.” These learning communities function as independent schools. The centralized gymnasia, commons, auditorium, and media center are shared by all students. Situated on a 58 acre site, this school also features 4 baseball fields, a soccer field, football field with running track, and 4 tennis courts.

Parkrose Middle School

Teamwork and pre-planning were of utmost importance on this project. The new 140,000 square foot replacement middle school was built…

Teamwork and pre-planning were of utmost importance on this project. The new 140,000 square foot replacement middle school was built on the same 16-acre site as the occupied and fully operational existing school.

The project achieved LEED Gold certification. Construction waste diversion was a challenge due to several factors, but the primary challenge was the inclusion of the demolition material of the existing building. Special care was taken to separate materials and where allowed, recycled concrete was used as structural fill to build up the site. Todd’s efforts resulted in over 95% of the waste being diverted from the landfill.

Covington Middle School

This new 114,000 square foot school was built to replace the existing middle school. Each grade is housed in its…

This new 114,000 square foot school was built to replace the existing middle school. Each grade is housed in its own two-story wing that functions essentially as a separate school. A large commons features an amphitheater with collapsible bleachers, performance stage, and advanced light and sound systems. Creative phasing enabled occupancy during construction of the new building.

Camas High School

Camas High School is a 215,000 SF facility built to accommodate 1,400 students, with core facilities designed to allow future…

Camas High School is a 215,000 SF facility built to accommodate 1,400 students, with core facilities designed to allow future growth of up to 1,600 students. The school is located on a 52-acre site is centered around a central commons space. Academic, athletic and arts wings surround the commons, which is also accessible directly from the exterior of the building. A 300 seat performing arts center is expandable to 600 seats.