opsis architecture

The May Street Elementary School design is centered on the Commons, the heart of the school, with six “neighborhoods” (one for each grade) opening to it. These neighborhoods provide flexible learning spaces with opportunities for teachers and students to collaborate and connect outside of the classroom. With capacity for 600 students and a pre–kindergarten program, the program features 24 classrooms, a library, gymnasium, and administrative areas, as well as a commons/cafeteria, kitchen and specialized learning spaces.

The new elementary school replaces an outdated facility on the site that remained in operation during construction. The tight four–acre urban site in a residential neighborhood required careful study in order to accommodate all the desired elements, with safety of on–site bus drop–off and pick up the main priority. Through multiple design iterations and workshops with the neighbors and District, Opsis strategically located the two–story building, separate drop off, 38–space parking lot, playing field and playground on the constrained block, resulting in a welcoming and open environment with a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces for gathering and community use.

Visit the 2016 Hood River County School Bond Construction Bond Page to watch and read about all of the projects as they launch and progress. Learn about the projects prioritized by the 2016 Hood River County School District Bond. Click here to view the overall project schedule and the design schedule. 

 

Stats

  • Completed: 2019
  • Project Type: New Construction/Replacement
  • Project Delivery: CM/GC
  • Construction Cost: $26 million
  • Project Size: 70,400 sf
  • May Street Elementary
  • May Street Elementary
  • May Street Elementary
  • May Street Elementary
  • May Street Elementary
  • May Street Elementary
  • May Street Elementary
  • May Street Elementary
  • May Street Elementary
  • May Street Elementary
  • May Street Elementary

Stats

  • Completed: 2019
  • Project Type: New Construction/Replacement
  • Project Delivery: CM/GC
  • Construction Cost: $26 million
  • Project Size: 70,400 sf
 
  • May Street Elementary
  • May Street Elementary
  • May Street Elementary
  • May Street Elementary
  • May Street Elementary
  • May Street Elementary
  • May Street Elementary
  • May Street Elementary
  • May Street Elementary
  • May Street Elementary
  • May Street Elementary