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Portland Public Schools

Portland, Oregon

501 N. DixonPortland, OR 97227(503) 916-2000

Faubion Rebuild

  • The new Faubion PK-8 leverages a major capital partnership with Concordia University in a new facility scheduled to begin work in the fall of 2015 and open in September 2017. The new facility will serve as a new public/private model for higher education and K-12 sharing space as well as leveraging resources to create a new teaching model for the Cully/Concordia community.

Project Updates/Information

August - New Faubion is Taking Shape This Summer
 Over the last several months, construction of the new Faubion PK-8 School has progressed well. Starting from a clean slate, the first structures to emerge in spring were the concrete shear walls. These are a part of the foundation that will provide added seismic safety to the school.

Next, concrete masonry block walls rose up from the ground in the Gym and Cafeteria sections. Structural steel was then added to the section of building where many of the new community service facilities and general education classrooms will be housed.
This was soon followed by second floor concrete slabs being poured in those same areas. The second floor will house various classrooms including the STEAM and Art classes plus the media center.

Several important infrastructure items have also been completed including:
• The grading of several access drives.
• installation of the drainage system for the field.
• storm drains, sanitary sewer plumbing and electrical utilities installed.

Throughout the rest of the summer and into the fall more of the building will begin to take shape as we head toward completion of the project in the summer of 2017. Students and staff will spend one more year at the Faubion at Tubman site. In the fall of 2017 they will return to a new Faubion PK- 8/Concordia University building with its 3 to PhD® initiative.
February/March Brings Big Changes to Faubion
As February got underway demolition crews began taking down the old building to make way for the new.  Work progressed swiftly and within a couple weeks the buildings were gone. The team has taken great care to reuse and recycle building materials, all scrap metals were recycled, thousands of bricks will be reused and both the asphalt and concrete are being recycled and reused on site.
Faubion Acts a Good Neighbor
Prior to demolition in the fall of 2015, firefighting crews from around Portland used the empty Faubion building to practice roof cutting and search and rescue techniques. Portland Public Schools was pleased to offer the Portland Fire Bureau this unique opportunity that may help save lives and property in the future.

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Faubion PK-8 Rebuild Project Summary
The new Faubion, part of the 2012 School Building Improvement Bond, was developed through a special partnership between PPS and Concordia University who is helping to fund the project. The new Faubion PK- 8/Concordia University building with its 3 to PhD® initiative will be the heartbeat of the neighborhood, offering wrap-around services to the Faubion community and Concordia students.  The new building will combine Faubion School, the Concordia University College of Education, an early childhood education center, a health and wellness center, state of the art STEAM/ Maker Space facilities, a food club with organic and nutritious products and other services for the school community.
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Phone: 503-916-2222    Learn more about Faubion K-8 at their web site.

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  • Construction Info

    Impacts on the Neighborhood

    At the old Faubion site there will be increased construction traffic in and around school grounds. The construction schedule is typically 7am-5pm, Mon-Fri, but work may occur on some evenings and some weekends as needed. Site security is a priority. There will be construction fencing surrounding the site for the duration of work.  View the Faubion construction neighborhood impacts flyer


  • Project Team 

    Boora Architects is the design team for the Faubion rebuild. Boora has a strong background in designing creative functional and sustainable learning environments.
    Todd Construction is the general contractor for the Faubion rebuild. Todd Construction has been serving the construction needs of the Pacific Northwest since 1940.

In The News

Faubion-Concordia "first of its kind” March 3, 2015

“We’re really trying to revolutionize what we’re doing in education,” [Read more]
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Design Advisory Group

The Design Advisory Group (DAG) is a group of school and community stakeholder representatives who helped provide feedback for the new Faubion School plans. While members to the DAG are appointed, their meetings were open to the public.

Read the Faubion DAG charter DAG #1 Meeting Notes DAG #2 Meeting Notes DAG #3 Meeting Notes DAG #4 Meeting Notes DAG #5 Meeting Notes DAG #6 Meeting Notes DAG #8 Meeting Notes DAG#9 Meeting Notes DAG#10 Meeting Notes