Lincoln High School is one of 3 PPS high schools being modernized or rebuilt through the May 2017 Bond. It was master planned as part of the 2012 School Building Improvement Bond. Lincoln High School construction is slated to begin in early 2020 and be fully completed in 2023. Learn more about Lincoln High School here.
Early spring sunny weather has provided construction teams to move along briskly so mass excavation is complete and the building footprint is now visible on site. Foundation work is proceeding on schedule with shoring walls complete and the aggregate pier installation over half way done. Much of the deep underground utilities work including electrical, gas, and plumbing piping is being completed in advance of the aggregate piers work.
Aggregate piers are columns of highly compacted stone that are installed in groups to increase the weight bearing pressure of the building’s foundation and to prevent later settling. Special equipment is used to compact the stone in the holes to make the piers.
The project team is working closely with neighbors and LHS to monitor impacts from construction activities through frequent in-person conversations at the project site, as well as by gathering data from vibration monitoring equipment installed at numerous surrounding properties. View the March construction pictures here.
The Lincoln project is now underway and big changes are already visible on site. Over the holiday break, the Hoffman Pacificmark team mobilized, setting up the construction fence and moving in some construction equipment. The complex of trailers, which will be the project team’s base of operations throughout construction, are in the process of final assembly. The reconfigured staff parking lot is in place providing safe access to LHS.
Hazardous materials abatement for the grandstand, press box, and two small storage buildings under the grandstand was completed in December; those structures have now been demolished. With the site area is cleared of structures, it is being leveled using trucks and heavy equipment. The turf field removal is complete.
To build the work area, Hoffman Pacificmark used 10,000,000 pounds of recycled concrete saved from a local project site for the leveling fill and rock substrate. This recycled material will remain in place to provide support for the future track and field. This recycling effort kept a significant amount of material out of the waste stream providing both material and cost efficiency for PPS.
The construction entrances and exit, on SW 17th and Salmon and SW 17th near Jefferson respectively, have been established. The protective canopies over the sidewalks on SW 18th and SW Salmon adjacent to the future Lincoln are in the process of installation. The next major construction activities will be final site preparations and the start of foundation work.
Groundbreaking for a new Lincoln
A groundbreaking celebration for the rebuilding of Lincoln High School took place on December 14, 2019. Festivities included a Native American Land Acknowledgement and speakers that included Lincoln students, notable alumni and community leaders. The Lincoln rebuild includes a new multi-story building with performing arts spaces, a student commons, an expanded gymnasium facility and state of the art classrooms.
Lincoln construction underway
Lincoln High School is now under construction and planned in two phases. During construction of the new building, students will continue attending school in the current Lincoln building. Construction activities will be separated by fencing providing a safe environment for students and staff. In the Fall of 2022 the new Lincoln High School building will open on the west side of the existing campus. In 2023 the new track and field will open on the site currently occupied by the existing school.
Lincoln Construction Update Fact Sheet
View the Lincoln Project Fact Sheet
Lincoln Project Team
Bora Architects is the design team for the Lincoln Rebuild. Bora has a strong background in designing creative functional and sustainable learning environments.
Hoffman Construction is the Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC) for the Lincoln rebuild project.
Why is Lincoln being rebuilt vs. modernizing it?
After thoroughly reviewing options and costs the design team determined it would be much less expensive to rebuild Lincoln High School than modernizing the existing building. A new building also allows for more modern options for facilities and educational spaces, and supports the most efficient use possible for the site.