LOSD Bond Program Update

June 2019

Program Update

This summer is going to go by fast! We will be working in every building in the district. By the end of summer, each school will have received security upgrades and visitor management systems. We will be installing STEM makerspace equipment in all of the elementary schools and middle schools. Technology upgrades throughout the district are in progress and we are seeing dramatic improvements in internet speeds. We are confident in the work occurring this summer even with the constraints we face. Our major renovations at Westridge, Uplands, Oak Creek, River Grove, and Lake Oswego Junior High are in progress. Each has challenges and will be completed at the last minute. This summer we will begin to see Lakeridge Middle School coming out of the ground. We will also be improving the frontage on Jean Road. We appreciate the community's patience as we perform the work. We know that construction can cause noise and traffic issues and we continue to work to minimize these impacts.

Active Projects

Lakeridge Middle School Replacement

Bond Team for this project includes:

Tony Vandenberg, Executive Director of Project Management

Paul Eskeldson, Senior Project Manager

Debbie Hansen, Project Coordinator

Mahlum Architects – Design Team

Skanska – Construction Company



  • The contractor is excavating the site to prepare the soils for the building foundation. A large rock field was encountered under the north half of the building. Identifying the extent and profile of the rock field has required additional exploration and development of different subgrade profiles for the various conditions
  • Subgrade for the gym and locker room area is complete and footings are formed for the gyms. The first concrete pour will occur after the building permit is received
  • The building permit is being reviewed by the City. The design team is responding to City questions as they are received
  • The Public Works permit for construction on Jean Road will start upon receipt of the permit

Drone photo taken on June 2, 2019

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Forest Hills Elementary Renovation

This project is planned for construction during the summer of 2020. The work includes deferred maintenance and repair with architectural improvements, including Safety & Security, makerspace, and seismic upgrades. The bond program anticipates having a design team selected, under contract, and working with us in early July of 2019.

Hallinan Elementary Renovation


Bond Team for this project includes:

Tony Vandenberg, Executive Director of Project Management

David Lageson, Senior Project Manager

Debbie Hansen, Project Coordinator

Soderstrom Architects – Design Team



Initial design advisory team meetings between Hallinan stakeholders, Senior Project Manager David Lageson, Project Coordinator Debbie Hansen, and Soderstrom Architects occurred in April and May 2019. Design work will continue through the summer months, working with the bond team and Principal Melissa Griffiths.

Hallinan Design Advisory Team Hard at Work

Lake Grove Elementary Renovation

This project is planned for construction during the summer of 2020. The work includes deferred maintenance renovation with architectural improvements, including Safety & Security, makerspace, and seismic upgrades. The bond program anticipates having a design team selected, under contract, and working with us in early July of 2019.

Lakeridge High School Renovation

This project is planned for construction during the summer of 2021. The work includes deferred maintenance renovation with architectural improvements, including Safety & Security, STEM space, and seismic upgrades. The bond program anticipates having a design team selected, under contract, and working with us in early July of 2019.

Lake Oswego High School Renovation

This project is planned for construction during the summer of 2021. The work includes deferred maintenance renovation with architectural improvements, including Safety & Security, STEM space, and seismic upgrades. The bond program anticipates having a design team selected, under contract, and working with us in early July of 2019.

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

DOWA-IBI Group – Design Team

Triplett Wellman Contractors


Uplands:


  • In the classroom/admin areas, the contractor has completed the seismic upgrades, framing, mechanical, and plumbing rough-in and the roofing moisture barrier. Gypsum board is being installed along with plumbing fixtures
  • Work in the gym started after students were released for summer break
  • Installation of the 4-classroom modular building is underway and expected to be complete by the end of June
  • The classroom technology data cabling is underway
  • Oak Creek furniture and equipment will be moved into Uplands in phases as wings of the building are completed. The administrative office will move first in early July
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Oak Creek:

  • The scope of work at Oak Creek includes complete re-cladding of the building (new siding, windows, and roofing), a secure vestibule, a new makerspace, and several interior modifications to allow for better use of space
  • The contractor will start investigative work and site preparation in June. Removal of the existing siding will begin in July
  • The design team is working on district requested additional scope, including kitchen renovations, classroom A/V upgrades, and restroom renovations
  • The Oak Creek project is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2020 and reopened for the 2020-21 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, Project Coordinator

Planning and Development Consultant –True North Security Consultants


Project Overview

Upgrades of safety and security features district-wide include 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 assisting the district with the development of security plans, programs, policies, and procedures.


True North has provided a full assessment report and recommendations for safety and security projects for all facilities in the district. During the month of July, True North will brief the district on findings and next steps for implementation.

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


Phase 2 of technology infrastructure upgrades will continue across the district during the 2019/2020 school year, including the following:


  1. Upgrades to all existing network cabling to high-speed CAT 6a
  2. Procurement of STEM 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


Bond Team for this project includes:

Tony Vandenberg, Executive Director of Project Management

Dave Kruger, Senior Project Manager

Jamie Harwood, Project Coordinator

OH Planning + Design – Design Team

INLINE Construction – Construction Managers/General Contractor


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.


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:

  • INLINE Construction has provided a GMP that is undergoing evaluation
  • Permitting is in progress
  • DRC hearing is scheduled for June 17

Westridge Elementary School Renovation


Bond Team for this project includes:

Tony Vandenberg, Executive Director of Project Management

David Lageson, Senior Project Manager

Debbie Hansen, Project Coordinator

FFA Architecture & Design – Design Team

Mortenson Construction: Construction Manager/General Contractor


Project Overview

Westridge Elementary will receive work to address deferred maintenance, safety and security improvements, seismic remediations, accessibility improvements, plumbing code requirements, and educational programming.


  • Construction commenced on June 11 and is scheduled for completion by August 19

Westridge Moving Day!