Tigard High School Virtual Tour

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Tigard High School Virtual Tour

Feb 09, 2021 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Tour Guide: Joe Echeverri, Bassetti Architects

Built in 1952, Tigard High School has been a longstanding community landmark. As the student population increased over the years, the facility expanded in an irregular manner. Outdated mechanical, lighting, and electrical systems were replaced as needed, resulting in a patched system of utility upgrades that proved inadequate and undependable as demand increased. At the start of this project, the student population had reached 2,000.

On this tour you will see the completion of Phases 2 and 3 of the project, complementing the Phase 1 tour completed last year. These recent phases focused on completion of the main commons and central courtyard, career center, business classrooms, auxiliary gym, weight room, locker rooms, fitness center, and other ancillary athletic spaces. Overall, the project rebuilt and upgraded portions of the school built in 1953. This includes a centralized and visible school office with a clearly identified entry point to increase student safety and security as well as creation of 21st century learning opportunities by expanding CTE and makerspaces. Improvements made to the existing facility included roof repairs, HVAC improvements, and locker replacements. The rebuild left approximately 40% of the existing building with updated facilities.

A challenge of the project was working with the community to successfully execute a multi-phased construction schedule, while keeping 2,000 students in school. This tour will feature the final product with an emphasis on how to seamlessly link additions with existing buildings in cost effective ways.

A large sense of pride in the Tigard community stems from the athletic program at Tigard High School. Therefore, the design team was keenly aware of the importance of creating a holistic experience for every type of athlete. These additions add seating for 600 spectators and continue the Tigard tradition of housing a strong athletic program the community can be proud of.


Learning Objectives:

  • This tour will provide a comprehensive view of how the final product came together, as well as continue the discussion on phased occupancy during construction.
  • Learn about reinforced visibility and transparency and how these factors increase security and student safety, a top priority for the bond.
  • Learn strategies to seamlessly link new additions with an existing building in cost effective ways.
  • Understand the importance of adding updated CTE and project-based learning to high schools.

Design Team:
Architect: Bassetti Architects
Landscape Architect: Cardno, Inc.
Structural Engineer: Catena Consulting Engineers
Electrical Engineer: Glumac
Civil Engineer: Cardno, Inc.
Mechanical Engineer: Glumac
Contractor: LGC Pence
Specialized Consultants:
Acoustical: The Greenbusch Group, Inc.
Audio-Visual Design Consultant: Design Focus, Inc.

Must register and attend to receive AIA CEU

Members: FREE | Non-members: $20

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