Alameda K-5 School was seismically upgraded in summer 2013 using Bond funds and a $1.5 million Seismic Rehabilitation Grant Program award from the State of Oregon, administered through the Office of Emergency Management. Alameda also received a complete roof replacement, new skylights and mechanical equipment. Alameda K-5 is one of 5 Portland Public Schools that received facility improvements during the summer of 2013.
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- Seismic upgrades to strengthen the lateral system of the building.
- The lower level of the stair at the 1953 addition was rebuilt.
- The auditorium walls were braced.
- Removed and replaced roofing systems and skylights.
- New mechanical equipment, ventilation hoods, flues, and roof drains.
Stay InformedThe construction work at Alameda was substantially completed before the start of school on September 4th. All the summer Bond work was completed on time and on budget.
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In The NewsKGW, “Returning students see major improvements at Alameda” September 04, 2013
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Portland Public Schools News, “School year launches with successful summer bond projects” September 04, 2013
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Alameda K-5 enrolls 769 students and has a rich history. It was built in 1922 and designed by George Jones. Jones was one of the most influential school architects of that time.
At that time period most schools where made of all wood and no brick or concrete which made the building nearly inescapable during a fire. Because there were several well-publicized school fires in the U.S., Jones’ began using new materials during construction of Alameda. The school design called for lining the hallway corridors used for direct access to exit the building, with brick and concrete. However, these materials do not provide the degree of seismic support required by today’s most up-to-date building codes. The summer 2012 upgrades will make Alameda safer in the event of an earthquake affecting the Portland area.