Oregon / SW Washington Chapter

The geographic area served consists of the state of Oregon and the area of Southwest Washington.

Region / Chapter Member Care Manager: Donna Robinson, CMP

Chapter Tour

Thursday, April 25, 2019
4:00 pm
8500 NW Johnson St., Portland, OR 97229

New Gilkey Middle School

Gilkey The design solution took inspiration from the nurse logs, which create habitat for new seedlings by providing them initial structure and nourishment. For this project, the school created “habitat for middle schoolers” to grow, find their own inspiration, and work in community with their teachers to become our next global citizens. There is a large, social space in the central Hub, and collaboration space along each wing and outside of the classrooms for small social or study groups. These areas make extremely efficient use of what otherwise is circulation space, as well as providing options for different students' needs.

The construction budget for this project was very low and the site very challenging. The use of very expensive materials in simple ways to create an open and versatile school environment is a second area of interest.

Lastly, the creating of "cabins in the woods" for the classrooms and teacher work rooms gives both flexibility for the classrooms to change use and teaching pedagogy over time, but also to allow for students to have more of a feeling of independence while still having support and oversight from responsible adults nearby.

PROFESSIONAL TEAM
Architect: Hacker Architects
Structural Engineer: Madden & Baughman
Civil Engineer: Standridge Design
Landscape Architect: Place Studio
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: PAE
General Contractor: Triplett Wellman

Bargarten JOIN US FOR HAPPY HOUR AFTER THE TOUR!
5:00-7:00 pm
Bargarten Bavarian Social Haus
2905 SW Cedar Hills Blvd., Beaverton, OR 97005

HAPPY HOUR SPONSOR:
OH Planning + Design

Free for Members
$15 for Non-Members

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Chapter Tour

Thursday, May 2, 2019
4:00 pm
9000 SW Durham Rd, Tigard, OR 97224

Tigard High School

Built in 1952, Tigard High School has been a longstanding community landmark. As the student population increased over the years, the facility expanded in an irregular manner with additions built in all available spaces. Outdated mechanical, lighting, and electrical systems were replaced as needed, resulting in a patched system of utility upgrades that proved inadequate and undependable as demand increased. The project goals are to rebuild and upgrade the 1953 portions of the school, improve student safety and security with a centralized and visible school office and visible entry point, and create 21st century learning opportunities by expanding CTE and makerspace for project-based learning.

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School district planners will have the opportunity to tour the school during Tigard’s first phase of construction on an occupied site and observe the results of well-planned logistics and excellent teamwork. Critical issues when planning Tigard’s construction schedule included student safety, noise mitigation, emergency vehicle access, and clear exiting pathways.

PROFESSIONAL TEAM
Owner’s Representative: Day CPM
Architect: Bassetti Architects
Structural Engineer: Catena Consulting Engineers
Civil Engineer: Cardno
Landscape Architect: Cardno
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Glumac
CMGC: Pence Construction
Commission Agent: Interface Engineering

Hop N Cork JOIN US FOR HAPPY HOUR AFTER THE TOUR!
6:00-8:00 pm
Hop N Cork
17450 Lower Boones Ferry Rd, Lake Oswego, OR 97035

TOUR & HAPPY HOUR SPONSOR:
Bassetti Architects

Free for Members
$15 for Non-Members

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Oregon/SW Washington Chapter: You are invited to join the Washington Chapter Conference in Vancouver

2019 Washington Chapter Conference

Building Bridges of Success   May 8-10, 2019
Building Bridges of Success: For Learners, Educators, and Facilitators
Hilton Vancouver Washington
Vancouver, WA

Click here for more information


Chapter Social and Year-End Celebration

Thursday, May 23, 2019
5:00 – 8:00pm
Billy Frank Jr. Conference Center
Ecotrust Building (2nd Floor), 721 NW 9th Ave.
Portland, OR 97209

Bill Frank
5:00 – 6:00 PM Networking and No-Host Cocktails
6:00 PM Dinner Starts
6:30 – 8:00 PM Program

Rates:
Members $30.00
Non-Members $40.00
School Districts $20.00

Please RSVP by May 10 to reserve your spot!

Join us as an Event Sponsor! $500 Event sponsorship includes 4 tickets, logo on promotional materials, and acknowledgement at the event.

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2019 Pacific Northwest Regional Conference

The Sky Is the Limit May 29-31, 2019
The Sky Is the Limit: Growing Healthy Learning Environments
Sheraton Cavalier Saskatoon Hotel
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

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Congratulations to the 2018 Scholarship Winner!

Ella Osterweil
Columbia River High School
Ella Osterweil


Mentors Needed

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 or Katrina Shum Miller for more information.

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Call for Tours

The Association for Learning Environments Oregon/SW Washington Chapter is soliciting nominations of projects in Oregon and Southwest Washington area to tour this upcoming year.
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