LOSD Bond Program Update

January – February 2019

Active Projects

Lakeridge Junior High School Replacement

Bond Team for this project includes:

Tony Vandenberg, Program Manager

Paul Eskeldson, Senior Project Manager

Kate Miller, Project Coordinator


  • The Bryant parking lot was permanently closed at the start of winter break to facilitate construction of the new Lakeridge Junior High School building. This has resulted in increased congestion in the main parking lot. Parents are strongly encouraged to adopt environmentally friendly approaches for dropping off and picking up students: school bus, carpooling, riding bikes, or walking


  • The continuation meeting with the Development Review Commission (DRC) was held on January 7 to provide additional information requested by the DRC regarding modeling used for the traffic study and to determine if eight specified trees could be maintained instead of removed as currently planned. The additional information was acceptable to the DRC, and they approved moving forward with the project


  • Temporary classrooms and gym


  1. Final inspections for the classrooms and restrooms were performed on January 4 and students started attending classes on January 7. Teachers were allowed into their classrooms beginning December 26 for set-up
  2. The site continues to operate on the temporary generator. The original generator was replaced with a cleaner-burning model after complaints were received from some neighbors. The new generator complies with EPA's highest standard, Tier 4
  3. Construction in the gym is wrapping up with electrical, data, and fire alarm installation


  • Interior abatement of the Bryant buildings started on January 15 and removal of windows started on January 22 after the construction fence was installed

East Village Temporary Classrooms

Oak Creek Elementary School and Uplands Elementary School Renovations

Bond Team for this project includes:

Tony Vandenberg, Program Manager

Paul Eskeldson, Senior Project Manager

Jamie Harwood, Project Coordinator


Construction began at Uplands in January to prepare the school to accept Oak Creek students


Scope of Work (Uplands Elementary):

  1. Secure vestibule
  2. Replacement of roof
  3. Replacement of heating system
  4. Upgrades for seismic resiliency
  5. Upgrades for food service
  6. Upgrades in technology

  • Bids for abatement at Uplands were received on January 24 and abatement will begin in early February
  • The work at Oak Creek reached the 50% Construction Document stage. The Land Use Application will be submitted to the City planning department in February
  • The Uplands project is planned to be completed during the summer of 2019. Once completed, Oak Creek will be moved to Uplands for the 2019-2020 school year


Scope of Work (Oak Creek Elementary):

  1. Complete re-cladding of the building (new siding, windows, and roofing)
  2. Secure vestibule
  3. New makerspace
  4. Interior modifications to allow for better use of space


  • The Oak Creek Project is planned to be completed in the summer of 2020 and reopened for the 2020-2021 school year.

Safety and Security Improvements

Bond Team for this project includes:

Tony Vandenberg, Program Manager

David Lageson, Senior Project Manager

Jamie Harwood and Kate Miller, Project Coordinators

Planning and Development Consultant: True North Security Consultants


Project Overview

Upgrade of safety and security features District-wide, including secure vestibules and controlled entryways, access control, security camera systems, security communication and facilities control systems, intruder locks, and improvements of exterior doors. True North Security Consultants are also assisting the District with the development of security plans, programs, policies, and procedures.


  • True North Security Consultants sent a team out for the week of November 26 to 30. The consultant team visited each District facility to assess current conditions and spoke with staff to assess operations at each location. They also conducted interviews with each member of District leadership and local first responders as part of their initial information gathering and overall assessments
  • The work of the consultant will inform projects currently in design and will help the District plan for future projects. An initial draft of their in-depth report was received after the winter break. After feedback from the District's safety and security improvements team and continuing collaboration, the full assessment report and recommendations will be complete and delivered to the District in March 2019. The consultants will work directly with the bond team and District leadership to prioritize the list of recommendations for all safety and security improvements and upgrades

Technology Infrastructure Improvements

Bond Team for this project includes:

Tony Vandenberg, Program Manager

David Lageson, Senior Project Manager

Jamie Harwood, Project Coordinator

James Miller, Director of Computer Network Services

Darcy Tucker, Interface Engineering: Key Consultant


  • After initial planning and design work beginning in fall of 2017, Phase 1 construction began in summer of 2018 with the Classroom Wireless Access Project, bringing universal high bandwidth wireless access to all elementary school classrooms
  • In 2019 the same work continues at Lake Oswego Junior High School, Lakeridge Junior High School, Lake Oswego High School, Lakeridge High School, and Uplands Elementary. Upon completion of Phase 1, all LOSD classrooms will be served by a universal high-speed wireless network. These improvements are key to the District's development of technology integration in all classrooms and programs
  • Phase 2 of technology infrastructure upgrades will continue across the District during the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 school years, including the following:



  1. Upgrades to all existing network cabling to high-speed CAT 6a
  2. Procurement of STEM/STEAM and makerspace technology equipment
  3. Procurement and installation of new emergency communications and classroom communications paging systems for all LOSD facilities
  4. Procurement of additional staff technology equipment

River Grove and Lake Oswego Junior High Renovations


Tony Vandenberg, Program Manager

David Lageson, Senior Project Manager

Jamie Harwood, Project Coordinator

OH Planning + Design: Design Team



Project Overview

Deferred maintenance renovation with architectural improvements, including safety and security, makerspace, STEM space, and seismic upgrades.


The Scope of Work at Lake Oswego Junior High includes deferred maintenance work on roofs and mechanical systems, revitalizing finishes, providing additional building security, and technology infrastructure improvements. The current building entry will be reconfigured to provide a new layer of security for students and staff. A new temporary gymnasium of approximately 8,550 square feet will serve the expanded Physical Education programs. LOSD will concurrently develop multiple areas on site including modular classrooms added north of the existing classroom wing to serve special programs, improving the softball fields, and adding a batting facility and concessions to the ball fields.


The Scope of Work at River Grove Elementary School includes revitalizing finishes, improving building security, seismic upgrades, re-roofing, deferred maintenance work, and improved program space. The current building entry will be reconfigured to provide a new layer of security for students and staff. A new modular building will be added to serve the makerspace program.


Project Activity and Scope of Work details:


  • OH Planning + Design is heading up the design team for both River Grove and Lake Oswego Junior High. The team has started designing and the bond team has worked with staff to form a Design Advisory Team (DAT) for each school
  • The DATs will assist the team in developing design elements associated with makerspace at River Grove and STEM space at Lake Oswego Junior High School. The DATs will also assist in providing input for other design elements that will enhance the educational experience
  • A Request for Proposals (RFP) for a Construction Manager/General Contractor firm has been posted with final selection to occur in January; construction will occur during the summer of 2019
  • The Design Development phase is now complete; The Construction Document phase will begin in late January

Westridge Elementary School Renovation


Bond Team for this project includes:

Tony Vandenberg, Program Manager

David Lageson, Senior Project Manager

Kate Miller, Project Coordinator

FFA Architecture & Design: Design Team

Mortenson Construction: Construction Manager/General Contractor



Project Overview

Lake Oswego School District (LOSD) is developing renovations to Westridge Elementary School relating to deferred maintenance, safety and security improvements, seismic remediations, accessibility improvements, code plumbing requirements, and educational programming. The existing 46,324 square feet one-story elementary school has a 4,626 square feet attached covered play area. Planning and design work continues and design will wrap up in February. Construction will occur during the summer of 2019.


Project Activity and Scope of Work details:


  • FFA Architecture & Design is heading the Project Design Team. The Design Development (DD) phase is complete and the Construction Document (CD) phase has begun
  • Mortenson Construction will provide all Construction Manager/General Contractor services and began working with the Project Team in November


Exterior Deferred Maintenance:
The existing roof is nearing the end of its lifespan and many of the clerestory windows have failed. The cedar siding has curled, cracked and fallen off in many locations.


Scope of Work:


  • Replace all existing roofing
  • Remove water-damaged entry canopy and replace with new canopy
  • Remove all cedar siding and replace with metal siding
  • Replace failing clerestory windows
  • Repoint and replace masonry
  • Replace classroom door/window units with storefront window systems
  • Re-top the main parking lot paving


Interior-Exterior Maintenance and Improvements:


  • Seismic upgrades include adding plywood to interior walls throughout the school to create shear walls that are structurally tied to the roof
  • Repair and replace components to the nearly 40-year old mechanical equipment
  • Security upgrades include creating a secure vestibule within the existing entry hall and providing access control and alarms at points of entry and exit


Interior Changes


  • Replace plumbing fixtures in two restroom areas to meet accessibility requirements, and a major restroom renovation in one area to meet accessibility and plumbing fixture requirements
  • Removal of the seismically unsound loft area and partial walls in the library. Provide small reading rooms within the library to replace the removed areas
  • Replace the library light fixtures with new LED fixtures


Makerspace


  • Two kindergarten classrooms are being converted to create the new makerspace at Westridge, with an 81 square feet addition for relocating their existing kiln near the new makerspace
  • The makerspace is a resource room used by all students of the school, who then return to their permanent classrooms after their makerspace time
  • A 1,820 square feet addition with restrooms and one new classroom will be added to offset the classroom removed to create the makerspace. It will not increase capacity at the school

Westridge Renderings