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Project Description

East Gresham Elementary

About the Project – Planned Improvements

The East Gresham Elementary community will be getting an entire new elementary school in time for the 2019/2020 school year. This is an excited opportunity for students, staff, parents and community to shape the future of their neighborhood school for years to come.

The guiding principles of the design are:

The building says: “We are a Place of Learning”

  • Warm, Welcoming, and Safe environment
  • Student-focused
  • A Place for our Community & Families
  • Supports active, Multi-modal Learning
  • Relevant Innovative Technology
  • Flexible for Future Learning Modalities
  • Collaborative Opportunities at All Levels
  • Strong Connection to the Outdoors
  • Transparency
  • Daylighting

Based on these guiding principals the design team has focused on 4 key improvement areas for the new East Gresham Elementary School:

  • Daylight and HVAC systems: Studies have shown these are key factors in improving learning environments.
  • Improved Learning Environment: Consistent and right-sized learning spaces with modern technology.
  • Safety and security improvements: This includes secured entry to play fields and playground as well as a secured entry and vestibule.
  • Community Interaction with Building: Improved bus parking and parent pick up

Project Updates

November 2018

The tilt wall panels have been poured into the frames construction workers built throughout the East Gresham site. A total of 107 concrete wall panels will be used to build the new school, requiring 130 concrete trucks to deliver the materials.

October 2018

The concrete foundation has been poured for the new East Gresham Elementary campus. Crews finished excavating over the summer, and began pouring the concrete this fall. The storm lines are nearing completion as well – these lines help the existing school deal with winter rain damage.

This November, construction crews will use cranes to lift the tilt wall panels – construction crews first pour concrete into wall frames while laying on the ground, and then erect the walls that will create the exterior of the school.

Bremik Construction took these aerial photographs of the progress on the campus.

August 2018

Crews spent the summer excavating the site for the future new East Gresham Elementary. Members of the Gresham-Barlow Bond Oversight Committee took a tour of the school construction sites this August.

April 2018

The East Gresham Elementary School community celebrated at a Groundbreaking ceremony. Construction begins this summer, and the new campus will be open to students at the beginning of the Fall 2019 school year.

June 2017

The design team convened a neighborhood meeting to review the proposed project scope, timeline and impacts

May 2017

The design team presented the first schematic and elevation designs to the GBSD board..

Community and Stakeholder Involvement

East Gresham Elementary Staff and Stakeholder Planning

At the request of the district, Principal Kimberly Miles convened school district advisory group (SDAT) as well as a several focus groups made up of EGES teachers, parents, staff and stakeholders to advise the district on their needs, desire and priorities for the EGES bond project. These teams have spent numerous hours working with the architects and construction management team to provide important feedback as the design phase of the project has progressed.

Committee Members:

CORE: Mike Schofield, Rick Rainone, Mathieu Jacobs

SDAT: John Hartsock, Kimberly Miles, Kristina Crivello, ToniLoeb, Amy Manzella, Wendy Nelson, Megan Carlson, Tom Nims, Berenice, Scott Rose, Tim Ganey, Megan Mackenzie, Brett Dearing, Matt Koehler

Focus Groups: Loyce Puckett, Donna Ravenburg, Cris Cristurean, Terry Taylor, Linda Gaudette-Siegal, Thaddaeus Smith, Erin McGill, Karina Bruzzese, April Olson, Jennea Rowell, Keely Davidson, Karen Montovino, Levi Patterson

Meetings to Date:

  • 1/24 CORE Team
  • 1/26 SDAT Workshop
  • 2/07 CORE Team
  • 2/09 SDAT Workshop
  • 2/22 SDAT Workshop
  • 2/28 CORE Team
  • 3/01 SDAT School Tours
  • 3/15 SDAT Workshop
  • 3/21 CORE Team
  • 3/23 Focus Groups
  • 4/06 SDAT Workshop
  • 4/10 PTO Meeting
  • 4/18 CORE Team
  • 4/20 SDAT Workshop
  • 4/24 CORE Team

Community Presentations:

  • June 28, 2017 – Community and Neighborhood Meeting

Board & Community Input:

  • May 5, 2017 – Presentation and Update to GBSD School Board

Home of the Eagles
Principal:

Kimberly Miles

Project Manager :

Emil Hameed
Cornerstone Management
emilh@cornerstonemgi.com
503-539-2245

Architect:

Tim Ganey
DLR Group
tganey@dlrgroup.com
503-274-2675

Contractor:

Bob Trapa
Bremik Construction
BT@Bremik.com
503-688-1000

GBSD Community Relations
503-261-4558
gbsd@gresham.k12.or.us

Schedule

2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
J F M A M J J A S O N D J F M A M J J A S O N D J F M A M J J A S O N D J F M A M J J A S O N D J F M A M J J A S O N D
Pre-Design / Design / Bid-Award
Construction / Closeout 21 Months

Legend

Pre-Design Design Bid-Award Construction Land Use Closeout