• Modernization projects at Lincoln, Madison and Kellogg are taking shape

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    Collage of bond projects

    Among work being done, (top) the turf at Lincoln High School was removed; seismic retrofitting is being done at Madison; and the framework for Kellogg Middle School is going up. (Photos by David Mayne)

    Work is continuing on three major modernization projects made possible by Portland voters passing the 2017 Health, Safety and Modernization Bond. The rebuild of Lincoln and Madison high schools, and the construction of a new Kellogg Middle School, are at different stages; here is an update.

    Stadium work and recycled concrete at Lincoln

    The Lincoln High School Rebuild project is now underway and big changes are already visible on site. Over the holiday break, the Hoffman Pacificmark team set up construction fencing and began work demolishing the football stadium’s old grandstand and press box. The turf field was also removed.

    The site is now being leveled using trucks and heavy equipment. Hoffman Pacificmark used over 13 million pounds of recycled concrete saved from a local project site for the base rock level. This recycling effort keeps a significant amount of material out of local landfills and saves money that can be used elsewhere. Foundation work for the new six-story Lincoln High School will begin shortly.

    See the latest Lincoln project photos

    Interior modeling and seismic retrofit underway at Madison

    Work is progressing at Madison High School, with interior structural remodeling and seismic strengthening underway. In the new gym building, construction masonry unit (CMU) blocks are being installed as the weight room, wrestling room, and locker rooms begin to take shape in the lower gym level.

    In the administration and science classroom wing, the concrete slab has been poured and structural steel started getting put in place. In the fine arts building, the orchestra pit CMU blocks continue to rise as the black box theater footings are being installed.

    See the lasted Madison project photos

    Watch a time-lapse video of the Madison work:

    The framework for the new Kellogg nearly complete

    Steel framing on the new Kellogg Middle School is almost complete, with the final steel beam to be placed atop the three-story learning suites structure by the end of February. Learning suites are groups of classrooms connected together on each floor in an extended learning area to promote collaboration. The gym and performing arts structures, whose concrete tilt panel walls were raised up in November, will soon be sealed off from the outside elements, allowing interior wall framing to begin. At that point, mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems can start to be installed within the building.

    Planning for furnishings, fixtures, equipment and classroom technology is underway to prepare the building for new administrative staff to occupy the completed building in the spring of 2021. This will allow them to set up the new Kellogg Middle School program in the building ahead of the arrival of students in the fall of 2021.  

    See the latest Kellogg project photos

    To see the latest images of the work and to get Bond project updates visit the Bond Program Webpage.

    -David Mayne, Bond Communications Manager