Roosevelt Phase 4 Building
October 2021 Construction Update
As we begin the month of October the fourth phase of Roosevelts’ modernization is 80% complete. The exterior walls are finished with only some additional windows remaining to be installed. The windows have been delayed by COVID related supply chain issues that have impacted a number of Bond projects. On the roof the HVAC unit has been installed and the interior HVAC ducting work is nearing completion. Testing of the Hydronic (cooling/heating) system will begin soon.
Plus, the installation of a special dust collection system for the Construction CTE Space is nearing completion and it too will soon undergo testing.
Work continues in the interior with finishes, trim, painting and ceiling panel installation underway. The classrooms on the 1st floor are nearly done awaiting a final scrub and seal process on the concrete flooring.
The 1st floor hallway is nearly complete and the elevator has been installed and awaiting inspection.
On the ground floor work on the all user restroom is nearing completion. Most of the fixtures and the wall tile have been installed.
Elsewhere all interior walls and partitions completed and electrical work is nearing completion. In November furniture will arrive and begin to be installed in preparations for students and staff to begin using their new addition soon.
July 2021 Construction Update
The Phase 4 building is taking shape with the work on the exterior of the building nearing completion. All three sides of the structural exterior masonry walls are up and the building has been “topped off” (roofed and covered from the weather). The weatherproofing and window flashings have also been installed. The installation of the exterior metal cladding on the upper half of the building is now underway. The bottom portion will remain masonry in order to match the existing building that it connects to.
On the interior the steel structure has been erected, and all plumbing and electrical lines have been laid out. The ground floor concrete slab and the first-floor concrete floor have both been poured. Interior wall framing is now underway and this will be followed by the addition of insulation and drywall.
May/June 2021 Construction Update
The Phase 4 project is moving along swiftly. With the entire foundation now in place, the walls are now rising up block by block to their full height. The masonry walls on the northeast corner and east side exterior walls are complete
The masonry work now moves on to the northwest and west side exterior walls. At the same time there is a coordinated effort to bring in and erect the steel structure. It will start at the interior east end of the building and move towards the west.=
Steel decking for the roof was delivered and Steel erectors are expected to be back on site in early June to continue with the placement of the steel roof frame.
April 2021 Construction Update
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The Roosevelt Phase IV modernization project is moving along quickly. All the building footings and foundations have now been poured, including all the stem walls. Selective demolition of the Black Box Theatre’s existing north exterior wall, windows and metal cladded walls is underway. This is where the new Phase 4 addition will connect to the back of the auditorium building.
Masonry walls for the new addition are rising up on the north and east exterior sides. There’s a coordinated effort with the electricians to install the electrical rough-ins as the walls grow ever higher. The final subgrade work is also moving forward along the southeast corner of the site.
Before long we will have the full exterior of the addition built and all the necessary main structures completed. At that time, the temporarily closed auditorium, that was shut for safety reasons, can be reopened for school use.
Board Resolution 4852 (December 16, 2013) approved the Roosevelt High School Full Modernization Master Plan as part of the 2012 Capital Bond Program. It authorized design for Common area capacities for 1,700 students and Classrooms for 1,350 students.
Board Resolution 4871 (February 3, 2014) adopted the District Education Specifications ("Ed Specs") for Comprehensive High Schools.
Board Resolution 4936 (June 23, 2014) approved the RHS Schematic Design. The resolution acknowledged the need for a revised total size of 235,000 sq ft. and directed staff to explore opportunities for additional classroom space.
Construction of Phase 1 of the Roosevelt High School Full Modernization project commenced. Three phases of construction were planned.
Board Resolution 5131 (August 4, 2015) authorized analysis of an alternative to the approved RHS Master Plan, to look at potential re-use of the existing Roosevelt Shop Building for conversion to a STEM and hands-on CTE work space. The Shop Building would have provided roughly 11,000 sf. In February 2016, it was "determined that a better location would be north and adjacent to the existing Roosevelt theater and Career and Technical Education (CTE) construction program."
Board Resolution 5242 (April 5, 2016) approved the amendment of the Approved Master Plan and Schematic Design of Roosevelt High School to include up to 10,000 additional sq ft to expand available Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math ("STEM") as well as hands-on Career Technical Education ("CTE") work spaces. As stated in the resolution: Recital F: The Board seeks to include up to 10,000 additional square feet of Makerspace. The first floor will house two new state-approved GTE programs of studyManufacturing and Aviation/Transportation in partnership with local industry. A program run by a third party will be available to community members in the evenings. The upper floor will be a modern Makerspace open to the whole district as a PPS Makerspace HUB that will hold priority for Roosevelt students.
This new Makerspace per Resolution No. 5242 was intended to be built in addition to the existing Makerspace that was built as part of the Roosevelt modernization project. With the modernization of Roosevelt completed, there is currently approximately 11,000 square feet of Makerspace and career technology education, Career Related Learning, science labs and journalism. The resolution approved up to $5 million from 2012 Capital Bond to fund up to an additional 10,000 square footage for CTE/Makerspace. The sources of funding would be existing and future premium from bond sales. Over the next two years, PPS staff worked with consultants and stakeholders to review potential development options, complete construction drawings sufficient to submit for building permit review, and acquire land use approval from the City of Portland.
The District Education Specifications for Comprehensive High Schools was revised in collaboration with Portland Association of Teachers leadership. Recommended MakerSpace size was 1 room of 1,200 square feet. Recommended total Career Preparation / CTE classrooms and labs was 4,800 square feet, with quantity of rooms and specific square feet per room to be determined per site.
April 17, 2018
There was a presentation to the Board's Finance, Audit and Operations (FAO) Committee on the status of the project by former Chief Operating Officer Jerry Vincent. Direction provided to staff at that meeting was to pause the current project planning efforts so that it could be informed by and coordinated with a district wide comprehensive CTE master plan that was expected to launch later that year.
August 28, 2018
A bond program finance update was presented to the Board with a recommendation to allocate the initial $5M funding that had been set aside by passage of Resolution No. 5242 in 2016 back to the 2012 bond program to support current work. This presentation also described, "the Roosevelt Maker Space as an outstanding decision that needs to be made. Staff will recommend a combination of funding sources to support this project."
Board Resolution 6018 (Dec. 17, 2019)
Board Resolution 6018 authorizes staff to modify the Roosevelt Phase IV project design of the 10,000 sf addition, and modify selected rooms in the existing building, to better meet current and future Roosevelt High School STEM and CTE needs as proposed in the Staff Recommendation of the Roosevelt Phase IV project. The Board authorizes staff to complete construction of the project.
Resolution 5242 allocated $5M of 2012 bond funds to the development of Makerspace at Roosevelt High School. Using 2012 bond funds, $382,661 has been spent on design to date, with an additional $113,960 committed but not yet invoiced, for a total of $496,621. The 2012 bond program currently estimates completing all other school modernization projects such that the $4,503,379 remaining from the allocated $5M may be funded from 2012 bond program funds. Staff recommends using $4,503,379 from the 2012 Bond funds to fund this project.
The Roosevelt Phase 4 project provides a new 10,000 sq ft addition to Roosevelt High School to improve the school's Maker Space and CTE program. It will also convert the current MakerSpace into a 1,161 sf science classroom and convert the current 3,016 sf Construction Technology CTE space into the MakerSpace/CTE Lab. The additional 10,000 sf will include a 3,250 sf Construction Technology CTE space on the first floor; the second floor would include four 850 sf general education classrooms, with a flexible partition wall between two of the classrooms. For more information please view the project flyer below:
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Bassetti Architects is the architecture team.
Todd Construction is the general contractor
Construction began in the fall of 2020 and will be ready for students in the late Fall of 2021.