The Kellogg Middle School project is approaching final completion, with work wrapping up and final elements being installed in the building and on the site.
Site landscaping is complete and lawns, trees and ground cover have grown and established themselves over the Spring season.
Inside the building, all furniture has arrived and been placed in large assembly spaces, extended learning areas, and classrooms, bringing more human scale and color to these spaces that will soon be occupied by staff and students.
Final educational technology and curricular materials will soon take their place throughout the building in preparation for its opening in the Fall.
Construction is largely complete at Kellogg Middle School, with final touches being made on the site and in the building.
Outside at the corner of Powell and 69th inspirational words have been installed in the ground of the corner plaza as a way to connect Kellogg to the neighborhood and broader community. This design theme extends to the east side of the campus where Iinspirational quotes have been installed in the ground of the Student Union courtyard, adjacent to the Commons, as a way to engage students and teachers.
The front Learning Garden is now complete, with its landscaping and stone benches, for use as an extended outdoor learning space for the school.
The parking lot and pathways are now complete and site landscaping is in nearing completion. As spring progresses into summer the site should green up as the plants leaf out.
Inside the building, final Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing and Technology system testing and commissioning are underway.
The solar panels are now connected to the electric grid and generating power.
Technology is being installed and furnishings are beginning to be delivered and placed in offices and classrooms.User guides and training materials are being developed for staff to use as they begin to occupy the building in the coming months.
Construction is in the final stretch at the Kellogg Middle School site. On the exterior of the campus the focus the last few weeks has been site work. The entry plaza, including a concrete sign and benches, have been poured. Work on the Student Union courtyard off the Commons, including concrete benches and circular paving, is also well underway. Most site pathways, including the walking path around the play field, are now complete. At the north end of the site, landscaping work is now underway.
Inside the building most all of the spaces are nearing completion. Mechanical/ Electrical/Plumbing systems are almost finished throughout the building and are now being tested and commissioned. The Kellogg building was designed to highlight sustainability and green energy and the solar photovoltaic system on the gym roof will soon be generating electricity. Equipment is being installed on the Stage, in the Gym, the Kitchen, and in the Learning Suites. In the coming weeks District technology staff will begin their work and furniture orders for the classrooms and other spaces will be placed.
Heading into the holidays, construction is headed toward the final stretch at the Kellogg Middle School site. On the exterior of the campus the focus the last few weeks has been site work. The entry plaza, including a concrete sign and benches, have been poured. Work on the Student Union courtyard off the Commons, including concrete benches and circular paving, is also well underway.
Most site pathways, including the walking path around the play field, are complete. Landscaping work is now underway at the north end of the site.
Inside the building most of the spaces are nearing completion.
Wall, floor and ceiling finishes are being applied in all the rooms.
Equipment is being installed on the Stage, in the Gym, the Kitchen, and in the Learning Suites. Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing systems are almost finshed throughout the building and are now being tested and commissioned. The Kellogg building was designed to highlight sustainability and green energy and the solar photovoltaic system on the gym roof is nearing completion and will soon be generating electricity.
In the coming weeks District technology staff will begin their work and furniture orders for the classrooms and other spaces will be placed.
See the October project photos here.
At the start of fall the Kellogg Middle School site is really taking shape. Much of the building exterior is complete.
Current work involves parking lot paving, concrete work at the school’s entry plaza, building the walls of the Learning Garden in front of the school and development of the Student Union courtyard on the East side of the site.
On the north side of the campus, work is underway to complete the covered play area that is directly behind the gym. Landscaping work in that area focuses on the upcoming installation of walking paths and developing the play field.
Inside the building many classrooms and unique spaces such as the music room and auditorium/gym building are nearing completion with casework, flooring and ceilings installation underway.
Electrical power and data service is now online and major Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing (M/E/P) systems are also nearly complete. The gym roof is now being prepared for the installation of a large solar photovoltaic system that will cover it. Furniture and equipment orders for the classrooms and offices are now being finalized and will arrive in early 2021.
The project remains on schedule and ready for students in the fall of 2021.
See the September project photos here.
Kellogg Middle School is progressing dramatically on the outside and inside. The building exterior is almost complete, and passersby on Powell Blvd can see the dramatic pattern of siding colors on the exterior of the three-story Learning Suites.
The installation of Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing (M/E/P) systems within the entire building is significantly complete, allowing for finish materials to progress rapidly from the Gym/Performing Arts wing to the Commons and Administrative Wing.. Acoustic wall panels have been mounted in the Music room and the Gym/Performing Arts space, with the installation of PE equipment at the Gym and rigging at the Performance Stage proceeding. Casework is being installed in the Administrative Wing and culinary equipment is being installed in the Kitchen. In the Learning Suites, interior painting is almost complete, providing a dramatic backdrop at the main concrete stair. The building incorporates wayfinding colors that define each floor and wing of that section of the school.
Exterior off-site work, including new ADA ramps and sidewalks, is reaching completion, while on-site curbs, sidewalks and ramps are being installed. Paving at the parking lot, bus loop, and access road are also underway. Upcoming work in late September and into October will include installation of the Gym floor, completion of the elevator and the installation of the solar photovoltaic array on the roof of the Gym.
See the July project photos here.
Great progress continues to be made on the new Kellogg Middle School. Roofing is complete on almost the entire site with only the Learning Suites on the far south of campus remaining. Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing (M/E/P) systems installation is largely complete in the Gym/Performing Arts, Commons and Administrative wings, and is significantly underway on the Learning Suites. Rooftop units have been delivered and installed on the roofs.
Interior framing, window installation and drywall work is almost finished in the Gym/Performing Arts, Commons and Administrative wings. Painting is also underway, with the exterior and the interior painting of the Gym, Commons & Administrative wings moving forward. Public works projects on the south and west sides of the site are underway. These include new sidewalks and the installation of an ADA ramp.
Upcoming work later in July includes further progress on the roof and interior framing in the Learning Suites, the installation of wood paneling in the Gym and the construction of perimeter masonry fencing along the eastern property line.
See the June project photos here.
As you pass by the new Kellogg Middle School it seems to be transforming on a daily basis. At the start of the summer progress is visible everywhere. Exterior framing on almost all the buildings has been completed and some colorful siding is going up on the north side of the Learning Suites. Storefront window installation is nearly finished in the Gym/Performing Arts, Commons and Administrative wings, and is well underway on the Learning Suites.
On the inside of Kellogg, framing and drywall installation as well as Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing (M/E/P) systems installation are well on their way to completion in the Gym/Performing Arts, Commons and Administrative wings. Framing and M/E/P work is also underway in the Learning Suites.
In addition, the uniquely designed Kellogg Main concrete stairway was poured recently and the formwork has been removed now that it has cured.
See the May project photos here.
The new Kellogg continues to take shape during the late spring. Roofing work is now underway with a standing seam metal roofing installed on the Gym and work progressing on the Commons & Administrative Wing. With the completion of exterior framing and weather barrier on the Commons & Administrative wings, the rain screen system is being installed in preparation for cement fiber and metal siding. On the interior mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems are being installed throughout the school and are nearly complete in the Gym/Performing arts wing. Interior framing is complete in the Gym/Performing Arts wing and sound insulation and drywall are being installed. Framing of walls in the Commons & Administrative wings is nearly complete and is underway in the Learning Suites. Finally, the shoring and formwork for the cast-in-place main concrete stairway is complete, and concrete pour are now underway.
The new Kellogg Middle School is being transformed week by week. Thanks to a mild winter and unusually sunny days, crews have made significant strides as anyone who has passed by the site can see. All the three floors of the learning tower have been poured and the roof deck has been installed, with insulation and roofing layers coming soon. Interior framing is underway and you can start to see where the hallways and rooms are laid out. The auditorium stage area framing is done and insulation has been blown in. The Gym roof is closed in and ready for the installation of the metal roofing.
The exterior wall sheathing and waterproofing is almost completed for the gym locker rooms, band room, receiving/storage area, kitchen, commons, and main office area. The main entrance canopy is up and looking grand and the multi-story metal stairways are now being installed. View the March construction pictures here
Steel framing on Kellogg Middle School is almost complete, with "topping out" to occur later this month as the final steel beam is placed atop the 3-story Learning Suites structure. The Gym and Performing Arts structures will be dried in, allowing interior wall framing to begin. At that point, mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems can start to be installed within the building.
The Kellogg Middle School construction has reached a milestone, with completion of all slabs-on-grade and the erection of the Gym/Performing Arts wing concrete tilt panels. Steel has begun to arrive on site which is allowing the Gym structure to be enclosed, the Commons framing to take shape, and planning for the 3-story Learning Suites structure to begin. A mock-up of the building envelope, including roofing, siding and windows, is being constructed on-site to allow the contractor and designers to finalize how these components will be assembled on the actual building.
Planning for furnishings, fixtures and equipment is continuing, with input from stakeholders, and selection of classroom technology is being finalized. A mock-up of classroom technology is being prepared off-site to allow the contractor as well as District staff to learn how this technology will work in the new building ahead of time.
The contractor is proceeding with major construction activities, including completion of underground utilities, and completion of all of the gym and commons footings and slabs, with the concrete tilt wall forms/pours more than halfway complete. The forms/pours for half the learning suites building footings are completed and excavation for the other half of footings is complete. The final excavation and decommissioning of underground drywells and debris piles is complete.
The Kellogg Middle School Rebuild Project is moving forward toward construction of an innovative new middle school in SE Portland. It replaces the 100-year-old Kellogg building that served several generations of students. Demolition of the old school was completed in 2018 and materials from the that building have been salvaged for re-use in the new building. The final phase of design for the new Kellogg Middle School is underway and will be complete in early 2019.
In January the City of Portland approved the Kellogg project’s Conditional Use and Adjustment application. This opens the door for the project team to submit the Building Permit application in March, which the City has committed to include in their Fast-Track Review Process.
Planning for the new Kellogg Middle School program will be launched by the district in 2019. This process will include hiring a new planning principal.
Going forward construction is anticipated to be complete by the end of 2020. At that time the new building will be outfitted with furnishings, fixtures, and equipment in early 2021 to allow school administrators to train new teachers and staff ahead of the arrival of students in the Fall of 2021.
Kellogg Boundary Information
Under the approved enrollment boundaries, the neighborhood programs at Arleta, Marysville, Creston and Lent will convert from their kindergarten-to-8th grade (K-8) structure to a K-5 structure. Students in grades 6-8 in those schools will move to Kellogg starting in the 2021-22 school year. Bridger's Spanish Dual Language Immersion program and 25 Bridger neighborhood students will also feed into Kellogg For more information please visit the Enrollment & Program Balancing Web page
View the Kellogg Project Fact Sheet
Kellogg Rebuild FAQ
Meet Kellogg's New Principal Richard Smith
When Kellogg Middle School re-opens in the fall, veteran educator Richard Smith will lead the effort as principal. Smith, has been principal of Lent K-8 School since 2018. At Lent, Richard took over a traditionally underserved campus and improved attendance, school culture and staff retention. He assumes his new position in January to get a jump on the myriad of details involved in the opening of the fully modernized campus.
See Kellogg's Committment to Sustainability
Why is Kellogg being rebuilt vs. modernizing it?
After thoroughly reviewing options and costs the design team determined it would be much less expensive to rebuild Kellogg Middle School than modernizing the existing 100 year old building. A new building also allows for more modern options for facilities and educational spaces. Please download this Kellogg Rebuild vs. Modernization fact sheet for more detailed information.
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Oh planning+design, architecture, is the architecture firm that PPS selected for the replacement of Kellogg Middle School. Oh is a local woman owned Portland firm with expertise and attention to crafting inspired learning environments that allow adaptability over time. The OH team places an emphasis on designing proactively for the needs of the environment and responsible sourcing of materials.
Todd Construction is the general contractor for the Faubion rebuild. Todd Construction has been serving the construction needs of the Pacific Northwest since 1940.