opsis architecture

The 296,000 sf Madison High School will be a transformational rebuilding of the 1958 facility to create 21st century learning environments that serve the city’s most diverse student population. A two-year master planning and design effort involved hundreds of school and community stakeholders through a series of hands-on interactive workshops. Significant portions of the existing building will be demolished and replaced with over 170,000 sf of new construction. The remaining buildings will be fully renovated to create a seamless new school. The new design inserts a new school Commons and Crossroads Atrium that connects all the major wings of the building and weaves together the five building levels, as the school steps down a steeply sloped site in Northeast Portland. The new Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) wing will become a “beacon” on the hilltop, giving the school a strong presence in the community. A new Performing Arts and Career Technical Education wing will bring together state-of-the-art music and theater facilities with real world robotics, engineering and digital media labs. The double “loop” circulation plan brings all parts of the large school together into a single community.

The school is seen as a valuable community resource and the facility includes a new child care center, public health clinic and community food pantry. A new athletics facility includes a 1,700-seat gym, an auxiliary gym, a weight room, and exercise, health and wellness spaces. The school’s regionally recognized Sustainable Agriculture program will have a new flexible lab, greenhouse and large teaching garden.

The design is being completed by a partnership of Opsis and DAO Architecture, working in collaboration with the district, instructors, students, parents, and community members.

 

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