May 18, 2021
3:30 – 5:30 pm Pacific
Five Oaks Middle School
This tour will feature the newly expanded and renovated Five Oaks Middle School in the Beaverton School District. Five Oaks Middle School’s existing one-story building was originally constructed in 1976 with an open classroom design. Alterations in subsequent years led to inharmonious configurations, which required passage through one classroom to reach another. This also resulted in interior classrooms with no natural light, inadequate science labs, a front office without control over building access for visitors, and limited gymnasium capacity. Our designs modernized the building, addressed repair requirements, added science lab support areas, and expanded teaching areas. Our work also includes modification of the school entry to control access through a single point of entry at the administrative office, HVAC replacement, and finishes upgrades throughout. Work was performed in three phases on an occupied site.
This school is unique in that it houses multiple programs, including Five Oaks Middle School, the Rachel Carson program, and a community garden that is in partnership with the Oregon Food Bank. The design team capitalized on the strength of bringing different programming together, by creating adjacent outdoor learning spaces for each program to work alongside each other. The design of the school emphasizes the relationship between nature and the building, by including biophilic designs throughout the school and incorporating oak trees into motivational designs on the wall. In-house graphic designers designed graphics that play into the larger sustainability message of the project, which encouraged the use of sustainable materials and re-use of trees cut down. From the start, the project chose the sustainable route by keeping the existing building and greatly reducing carbon output by not rebuilding from the ground up.
Architect of Record: Bassetti Architects
Landscape Architect: Walker Macy
Structural Engineer: Catena Consulting Engineers
Electrical Engineer: PAE Consulting Engineers, Inc.
Civil Engineer: Mazzetti, Inc.
Mechanical Engineer: PAE Consulting Engineers, Inc.
Contractor: Kirby Nagelhout Construction
Specialized Consultants: The Greenbusch Group, Inc. – Acoustical/ Audio Visual Design Consultant
Members: FREE | Non-members: $20
Registration closes at 9:00 am Pacific on May 17, 2021.
The link will be sent to all registered participants after registration closes.
Would you like to share your knowledge of architecture, engineering, and construction with middle school students and helps shape their understanding of what our built environment in the future could be like? The Oregon and Southwest Washington Chapter is looking for volunteers to be mentors for middle school students in the Metro area as they participate in the SchoolsNEXT Design Competition
, which challenges student teams to design their “school of the future”. Mentors will work directly with students and their teachers, and can volunteer for as much time as they are able. Planning, design, construction and operations knowledge in all fields and skills are welcome. The competition starts in Fall and concludes with the Chapter competition in March. This is a great opportunity to educate our sustainability leaders of the future! Contact Robert Allen
for more information.