LOSD Bond Program Update

March 2019

Active Projects

Lakeridge Junior High School Replacement

Bond Team for this project includes:

Tony Vandenberg, Executive Director of Project Management

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 abatement of the Bryant building was completed in mid-February. The contractor is preparing the Bryant buildings for demolition, disconnecting utilities, and establishing site protection measures


  • Temporary classrooms and gym – Power connection has been completed for the classrooms and gym structures, and both spaces are in full operation


  • The project continues to proceed through permitting for the new school building. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a determination at the end of February that it will not regulate the wetlands on this property, eliminating the federal permitting process. The Departent of State Lands is finalizing their review of the project and the impacts to wetlands associated with the project

Lake Oswego Fire Department

The fire department engaged in training exercises in Bryant Elementary School prior to full demolition.
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Oak Creek Elementary School and Uplands Elementary School Renovations

Bond Team for this project includes:

Tony Vandenberg, Executive Director of Project Management

Paul Eskeldson, Senior Project Manager

Jamie Harwood, Project Coordinator


Uplands:


  • Abatement started at Uplands in February to prepare the school to accept Oak Creek Elementary School students and staff. The general contractor and abatement contractor have separated their work areas from the gym and the former kindergarten rooms for use by Lake Oswego Junior High for physical education and orchestra classes
  • The general contractor expects to complete the majority of the work by June 17, allowing Oak Creek to begin setting up for the 2019/2020 school year. Work in the areas used by physical education and orchestra will continue into the summer but will be completed in time for the 2019/2020 school year
  • The four-classroom modular building will be submitted to the City Planning Department in March. It will be installed during the summer break to be ready for Oak Creek Elementary students at the beginning of the 2019/2020 school year

Uplands Elementary School

Oak Creek:


  • The design for renovating Oak Creek Elementary School reached the 100% Construction Document stage. The Land Use Application will be submitted to the City Planning Department in March
  • The scope of work at Oak Creek includes complete re-cladding of the building (new siding, windows, and roofing). The project will also incude a secure vestibule, a new makerspace, and several interior modifications to allow for better use of space
  • The design team has started working on kitchen renovations as additional scope for Oak Creek
  • 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, Executive Director of Project Management

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 communications 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 later this month. 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, Executive Director of Project Management

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
  5. Procurement and installation of select classroom media equipment

River Grove and Lake Oswego Junior High Renovations


Tony Vandenberg, Executive Director of Project Management

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 Design Team is nearing completion of Construction Documents
  • Inline Construction has been selected as the Construction Manager/General Contractor

Westridge Elementary School Renovation


Bond Team for this project includes:

Tony Vandenberg, Executive Director of Project Management

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. Design work wrapped up in February, with permitting and construction documents now complete. 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 Construction Document (CD) phase will be complete in early March
  • Mortenson Construction will provide all Construction Manager/General Contractor services and began working with the Project Team in November


Exterior Deferred Maintenance:

  • 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
  • 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
  • Remodel storage room into a learning space and teacher work room



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

Plants from Bryant Elementary School relocated to Westridge Elementary School