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, CMM, CMP

Zoom Webinar

October 6, 2020
4:30 – 5:30 PM Pacific

Beatrice Morrow Cannady Elementary School Tour

Beatrice Morrow Cannady ES

Reopening Schools
Reopening Schools
Attention to natural daylighting throughout the building. The major spaces such as the Cafeteria, Library, and Gymnasium and even the stair halls have extensive glazing and building forms to take advantage of daylighting and the surrounding views. This guided the design on the interior as well as the exterior and helped define the character of the building.

The Library as the centralized hub of the classroom wing, takes advantage of the 2-story volume to create a variety of connections to all of the classrooms, workrooms and extended learning areas so that it could serve as a focal point, and resonate a variety of school activities.

The elementary school’s appearance was developed by articulating building forms with carefully selected materials that balance first cost with durability and maintenance issues. It was desired that the new school appear appropriately-scaled, engaging, and telling of a lasting neighborhood institution in the city of Happy Valley.

Use of Cross-laminated Timber and Glue-Laminated Wood construction really contributed to the success of the gymnasium, Cafeteria and Library design where the combination of architectural and structural elements came together to lend warmth and character to the spaces.

Architect: BRIC Architecture
Structural Engineer: KPFF Consulting Engineers
Civil Engineer: KPFF Consulting Engineers
Landscape Architect: Harper Houf Peterson Righellis, Inc.
Mechanical Engineer: Interface Engineering
Electrical Engineer: Interface Engineering
Specialized Consultants (Acoustical, Lighting, Theater, Cost, Value Analysis): Acoustic – The Greenbusch Group, Inc.
Low Voltage/Tech: Interface Engineering
Kitchen/Food: Webb Foodservice Design
Building Envelop: Morrison Hershfield
General Contractor: Robinson Construction Co.

Free to attend, must register:


Registration closes at 5:00 PM on October 5, 2020.

The Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants before 12:00 PM on October 6, 2020.


2020 Pacific Northwest Regional Conference

Heroes Within Us November 19-22, 2020
Heroes Within Us
The Nines
525 Southwest Morrison Street
Portland, OR 97204
Click here for more information and to register for the conference.

Call for Heroes!

The Heroes within us theme of the PNW 2020 conference will highlight regional Hero stories from each Chapter. We invite you to submit individuals or groups who have done something extraordinary and made a difference in improving places where children learn. We are looking for Heroes in our schools, students, teachers, administrators, board members, parents, community members, AEC professionals, trades and product representatives. The 2020 conference will celebrate the advancement of education by the effort of many diverse people. Heroes will be featured on the web site and at the conference with social media and displays.

Click here to submit your Hero Today!

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 for more information.

Thank you to our 2019-2020 Annual Chapter Sponsors!


Bassetti OH PCS


Lease Krutcher Lewis KPFF Mahlum

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