1st day of school
Students in grades preK-2 return to in-person learning for the first time at the new school.
Scope of Work
- Replacement of School
The new Brookwood Elementary School has replaced the original building in August 2020. At approximately 73,700 sq. ft., twice the size of the original school, the two-story building can house up to 600 students. Natural lighting is a feature of the design and orientation of the building, which is sited behind where the original building stoof. Security and monitoring are enhanced by the fully-enclosed building and secured entry vestibule.
The new building features learning areas centered between classrooms on the first (grades K-1) and second (grades 2-6) floors; these promote group learning for each class as well as mixed classes in specific subjects. The "think tank" on the second floor provides a glass-enclosed space for more activity and collaboration. The gym and spacious cafeteria/commons area can be combined as needed for large events, or totally separated by descending a skyfold door. A STEM lab and outdoor learning area promote inquisitive research, and an adjacent studio will provide opportunities to learn about broadcast media.
Outside, the children will enjoy the covered play area and new, ADA-accessible playground set on rubberized tile. A lighted, synthetic turf field is lined for soccer and baseball/softball and can be used for youth recreational leagues during non-school hours. The bus dropoff/staff parking lot and parent dropoff/parking lot are separated for more efficient queuing and improved pedestrian and vehicle safety.
Brookwood also will serve as the template for our upcoming new schools in North Plains (Atfalati Ridge) and south Hillsboro ("ES29").
Projected cost: $38.0 million (includes design, permitting, site and construction costs).
Cornerstone Management Group
- Emil Hameed
- DLR Group
- General: LCG Pence Construction