New Edison School Design

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New Edison School Design Takes Shape

Architects present design for new elementary school building

The vision of the new Edison Elementary School has come into focus. The design team of Mahlum Architects and Robertson Sherwood Architects has completed design development for the new building, reflecting input received from families, neighbors and other community members.

The 1926 school structure that will be replaced, thanks to the community’s support of the school bond measure, is the district’s oldest existing building. It is nestled into the neighborhood on a very small school property, a single city block.

Responsive to community input, the architects have created a school design to fit the neighborhood in scale and prioritize green space, and utilized traditional and northwestern design styles in the provided renderings of the new building.

The design and building renderings are being presented and community feedback is invited virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic. Any comments on the presented school design are invited to be shared via an online form by Sunday, May 10.

After completion of the detailed design, construction documents and permitting, construction of the new building will begin in early 2021 to be completed by summer 2022. Edison will be located at the former Willard school site during construction.

The new school building will be a sustainable and efficient, high-quality learning environment and community asset now and for generations to come.

Edison School Design
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Contractor Chosen to Build New High School

Firm with local experience will serve as North Eugene CM/GC

Planning for the new North Eugene High School is underway. The construction manager/general contractor (CM/GC) has been selected to coordinate planning and construction of the new building: Lease Crutcher Lewis (Lewis), a construction company with offices in Eugene, Portland and Seattle, founded in 1886.

Lewis’s numerous high-profile local projects have included PK Park, Lillis Business Complex, Erb Memorial Union and other buildings at the University of Oregon, the LCC Downtown Campus and Titan Court, the Center Building and other buildings at the Lane Community College main campus, and the EWEB operations building, as well as high schools and other buildings in the Portland and Seattle areas.

CM/GCs are brought on early in the design process so that the firm can work with the architects and the district to analyze building systems, provide cost estimates, develop construction schedules, plan for construction, and help ensure that the school replacement projects will be completed on time and within budget.

The district, architect team, and construction firm will work as a team throughout the design and construction process of the new high school. Subcontractors will be selected through a publicly advertised, competitive solicitation process.

NEHS Contractor Selected

Willard Swing School Taking Shape

New space for elementary schools to open this fall

A new space to house elementary schools during construction and then serve other needs is under construction at the former Willard school site at 29th & Lincoln.

When complete, the swing school will have 13 classrooms, office spaces, library, kitchen, cafeteria, and gymnasium, composed of 37 prefabricated building segments and the former Willard school’s renovated gym, along with a new playground.

Modern Building Systems is contracted to erect the pre-fabricated building with Hyland Construction supervising the site work. After site preparations this winter, the modular construction began in mid-April and is coming together quickly.

Thanks to the community’s approval of the 2018 school bond measure, new school buildings are being designed and built to replace the aging Edison and Camas Ridge Elementary School facilities. With limited space at the school sites, the existing buildings will need to be cleared before construction can begin, and no other school building in the area has the capacity to temporarily house the school programs.

The Willard swing school facility is being constructed to serve that need and will be repurposed for other district needs after its use as a swing school.

Edison Elementary School will move this summer from its 94-year-old building at 22nd & Onyx to the Willard facility, and will be housed there for two years, while the new Edison building is constructed. Camas Ridge will then move to the Willard site from summer 2022 to 2024, while its new building is constructed at 29th & Harris.

Swing School Taking Shape
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New North Eugene High School

Lease Crutcher Lewis has been selected as the construction manager / general contractor for the new high school. Design development is underway and will be presented to the community later this spring. New all-weather field turf is being installed in May and a new softball field will be constructed this summer.

North Eugene Project Updates Page

New Edison Elementary

Edison Elementary staff are packing their classrooms in preparation for their move to the Willard swing school site. The old Edison building will be removed this summer after a virtual celebration of the 94-year-old facility (details to come). The new school’s design development is complete and feedback is being received now. Construction will begin in early 2021 for completion by summer 2022.

Edison Project Updates Page

New Camas Ridge Elementary

With Camas Ridge’s new school building coming in 2024, the school is currently in the planning phase for building design and program relocation. The contractor and architect team will be selected this fall. Camas Ridge will move to the Willard site in summer 2022 for two years during the new building’s construction.

Camas Ridge Project Updates Page

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North Eugene High School
• Edison Elementary School
• Camas Ridge Elementary School
• Gilham Elementary School Expansion
• Yujin Gakuen & Corridor Relocation
Willard Swing School

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Gilham Elementary Expansion

Classrooms will be added and gym space will be expanded to increase capacity at Gilham. Construction will span two summers, currently anticipated to begin in summer 2021 and be completed in fall 2022. Architects and contractors have submitted proposals and will be selected this spring.

Gilham Project Updates Page

YG & Corridor Relocations

The Silver Lea building will be demolished this summer to prepare for construction of the new North Eugene High School, and remembrances of the building are being planned. The contractor has been selected to make renovations for Yujin Gakuen and Corridor’s temporary homes at Kelly Middle School and North Eugene High School. Staff are packing up their classrooms in preparation for the move.

YG & Corridor Project Updates Page

Willard Swing School

Construction is underway, with all 37 building segments in place on the site. The facility will be completed for Edison to move in the summer of 2020 until 2022. Camas Ridge will be located there from 2022 to 2024, and it will then be repurposed for other district needs.

Willard Project Updates Page

Coming Up in 4J

5/20 Budget Committee Meeting
5/20 School Board Meeting
6/3 School Board Meeting
6/11 Last Day of School
6/17 School Board Meeting

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