Dec. 18, 2020
A couple finishing touches have been added over the past month:
A monument sign at the entrance to the campus
A dedication plaque highlighting the year of final construction and the key people and firms behind the project implementation; this has been placed at the main entry to the school.
Aug. 24, 2020
Photo 1: the new play structure has started to be assembled, with a small climbing wall, monkey bars, slides, and lots of room to move.
Photo 2: site work is nearing completion, including finishing touches in the parking lots and landscaping.
Photo 3: the skyfold door has been mounted in the ceiling between the cafeteria and gym; when lowered, the door provides separation between the two areas.
Photo 4: now that the skyfold door has been installed, the gym floor receives its final finish and polishing.
Aug. 22, 2020 - Hillsboro Tribune article
As reported by Max Egener and photographed by Jaime Valdez, view the article, "Brookwood Elementary: Hillsboro's first new bond-funded school," published in the "Hillsboro Tribune" on Aug. 22, 2020, by Pamplin Media.
Aug. 17. 2020
Photo 1: synthetic turf has been laid for the play field; there is striping for youth soccer, baseball and softball.
Photos 2 and 3: concrete walkways are being poured at the front of the school.
Photo 4: one of the buddy benches provides a prime view of the play field (this may be a temporary location).
Aug. 5, 2020
Photo 1: the staff parking lot and bus dropoff (left side) has been paved and striped, while the parent dropoff/parking lot (right) is being prepared for paving.
Photos 2 and 3: concrete is being poured for the walkways on the east side and entryway of the building.
Photo 4: near the play field, crew members build the forms for the concrete walkway there.
Photos 5-6: student furniture has been delivered and placed in the primary (photo 5) and upper elementary (photo 6) classrooms.
Photo 7: PE equipment has been stacked in the gym, waiting to be stored.
Photo 8: carpeting has been laid in the learning areas.
July 21, 2020
Photos 1-2: concrete work continues in the parking lot, playground area and the rest of the site.
Photo 3: base fabric and gravel are being laid on the new playing field to prepare for turf installation.
Photos 4-5: doors have been installed in the entry vestibule into the main office area.
Photos 6-7: stainless steel equipment and walk-in refrigerators/freezers shine in the kitchen.
July 14, 2020
Photos 1-2: a curb extruder applies the concrete around the perimeter of the parking lot as crew members smooth out the wet curb.
Photo 3: concrete is being poured for the walkways near the covered play area and to the rear of the building.
Photo 4: the play field is being prepared for the turf base installation.
Inside the building:
Photos 5-7: work is wrapping up inside the building, including installation and welding of stairway balusters, projector installation in classrooms, and final coats of paint.
June 30, 2020
Final finishes continue to be applied inside the building, including office carpeting, final painting, and cleaning. Site work begins to refine the exterior spaces.
Photos 1 and 2: concrete is being poured for the base of the new playground. The holes are where the posts will be placed before rubberized tiles are installed over the base.
Photo 3: gravel is craned to the top of the building for roofing.
Photo 4: base rock is being added to the parking lot area.
June 24, 2020
Photos 1 and 2: the Brookwood Bobcat benches have been placed along the walkway at the back of the school.
Photo 3: concrete has been poured for the outdoor learning area behind the school.
Photo 4: grading continues in the parking lot and play field areas.
Photo 5: a crew member constructs a concrete form on the west side of the building.
Photo 6: carpeting is starting to be laid in the main office and other office areas.
Photo 7: construction of the serving area continues in the cafeteria.
Photo 8: acoustic tiles have been installed and pads are being placed along the walls of the gym.
June 16, 2020
June 9, 2020
Photo 1: lines for basketball and volleyball have begun to be painted on the polished gym floor. The cafeteria beyond is nearly finished.
Photo 2: overhead electrical and security work continues in the main office area.
Photo 3: cabinetry is being installed in the media center.
Photo 4: the main corridor receives the final painting.
Photos 5 and 6: tack and whiteboards have been installed in this classroom, and a panel along the door adds a touch of Brookwood red.
Photos 7 and 8: exterior work continues around the building.
Photo 9: the field lights have been installed and crews excavate and grade the site to prepare for the synthetic turf field and parking lot. Demolition of the old school has been completed. (photo from June 2)
May 27, 2020
May 12, 2020
Photo 1: this aerial view shows the progress of demolition of the old building as interior and site work continue for the old building.
Photo 2: the demolition crew separates out metal, concrete and wood so that they may be appropriately recycled.
Photo 3: in the kitchen area, appliances are being installed as the walk-in freezers are prepared for operation.
Photo 4: the wood in the gym floor continues its conditioning before it is polished.
Photo 5: wood panels have been installed in the classroom hallways.
Photo 6: a glass-enclosed "think tank" room is placed adjacent to an upper-grade learning area on the second floor.
Photo 7: the media center looks out to the rear of the campus.
May 4-8, 2020 - Building Demolition
Demolition continues on the main building ahead of schedule. Board members Lopez, Spross and Watson were joined by Superintendent Scott on Friday, May 8, to get their "bites" in on the kindergarten wing of the old building.
The process started on Monday, May 4, as Principal Caldwell initiated the first bites on the rear wing adjacent to the developing new school
May 1, 2020 - Portable Demolition
The farewell to the old Brookwood has begun. Unfortunately, coronavirus-related restrictions prevented a formal good-bye.
Demolition had already started on the covered play area when the playground and then the portables were taken down. In their place will be the new synthetic turf field for the new Brookwood school. Preparation for the demolition of the existing building is expected to begin on Saturday, and actual demolition starting next week for the next several weeks.
April 28, 2020
Photo 1: this aerial view shows exterior work happening in many areas of the site, including: removal of the old covered play area (top left), installation of roofing on the new covered play area (bottom center), and framing for concrete pours of the new sidewalks behind the school (right).
Photo 2: crew members install remaining siding on the exterior of the building.
Photo 3: flooring has been installed in the kitchen area.
Photo 4: installation of the wood floor continues like assembling puzzle pieces in the gym.
Photo 5: the concrete floor in the main corridor is being smoothed.
Photo 6-8: cabinets and lighting are being installed in the classrooms; first-floor classrooms are nearly complete.
Photo 9: learning area.
April 23, 2020
Photo 1: glazing is placed between a classroom and the corridor.
Photo 2: at the rooftop, electrical and security conduit is being installed.
Photo 3: the concrete floor is being smoothed before polishing.
Photo 4: the wood floor is being laid in the gym.
Photos 5 and 6: cabinetry has been installed in the main office and is being installed in the classrooms.
Photo 7 and 8: exterior work continues as a crew member installs the framing for the siding on the west wall and paint is being applied to the underside of the covered play area.
April 7, 2020
One of several beams is placed by crew members on top of a post for the covered play area. Watch the video to see how this was done as well as progress on the building.
March 31, 2020
Watch the video showing project progress as of March 31, 2020:
March 23, 2020
Watch the video showing project progress as of March 23, 2020:
March 12, 2020
Photo 1: first floor classrooms have been painted and ceiling grids are being installed.
Photo 2: crew members continue working on HVAC and windows in the gymnasium area.
Photo 3: a view from the second floor of the building hallway, facing east.
Photo 4: the east side of the building, near the entrance.
Feb. 17, 2020
Photos1-4: Exterior weather proofing is installed and windows are sealed
Photos 1-2: classrooms and the classroom hallway on the first floor have been sheetrocked.
Photo 3: basketball backboards and hoops have been installed in the gym.
Photo 4: crew members are illuminated through the plastic sheeting currently on the gym windows.
Photo 5: a first-floor conference room ready to be painted.
Photos 6 and 7: ductwork installation continues on the second floor.
Photo 8: a crew member installs siding on the south side of the building.
Jan. 27, 2020
Photos 1-3: sheetrocking has started in the gym area, and is nearly finished in the main office area and conference rooms in the northeast corner of the building.
Photos 4-5: installation of HVAC ductwork continues throughout the building.
Photo 6: walk-in freezers have been installed in the kitchen area of the building.
Jan. 16, 2020
Photos 1 and 2: sheetrocking has begun in interior offices.
Photo 3: a stack of sheetrock awaits installation in one of the classrooms.
Photo 4: insulation in a hallway will be covered shortly.
Photos 5 and 6: outside, brickwork continues and crew members start applying spacers that will hold the exterior siding.
Jan. 8, 2020
Photo 1: framing work continues in a classroom hallway.
Photo 2: view of the gym from the cafeteria space.
Photo 3: installing HVAC ductwork in a classroom area.
Photo 4: construction continues in a classroom corridor.
Jan. 2, 2020
Photos 1 and 2: work continues on the building envelope as well as brickwork around the building.
Photo 3: framing defines the hallway corridor.
Photo 4: framing and ductwork in the gym area.
Photo 5: construction of the main office area continues.
Photos 6 and 7: on the second floor, sheetrocking is being installed in the classrooms and learning corridors.
Dec. 18, 2019
Photo 1: roofing material is craned up to the rooftop.
Photo 2: a view of the interior corridor. The cafeteria and gym areas are on the left, and classrooms are on the right.
Photo 3: workers are installing insulation and conduit in a classroom area. HVAC ducts await installation.
Photo 4: on the second floor, classrooms are framed out.
Photo 5: a crew member installs sheetrock on a classroom wall.
Dec. 10, 2019
Photo 1: a metal worker applies welding to one of the stairways.
Photo 2: trimming and smoothing the structural steel.
Photo 3: a view of the second floor construction.
Photo 4: a crew member cuts framing for the building interior.
Photos 5 and 6: sheathing and moisture barrier are being installed on the building exterior.
Photo 7: verifying measurements of the exterior insulation
Dec. 3, 2019
Photo 1: interior corridor shows framing of cafeteria and gym to the left and classrooms to the right.
Photo 2: HVAC ducts are being staged in the cafeteria, awaiting installation.
Photo 3: second-floor classrooms are being framed.
Photo 4: crew members work in the bathroom area.
Photos 5 and 6: insulation blocks are being installed on the exterior of the building over the blue weatherproofing membrane.
Nov. 25, 2019
Photo 1: stairs are being installed and welded in the west side of the building.
Photos 2 and 3: a mockup of a classroom shows where tack and display boards will be placed.
Photos 4 and 5: views from the second floor of the building.
Photo 6: a crew member cuts a piece of steel to add to the building frame.
Photos 7 and 8: views from the first floor of the building.
Nov. 18, 2019
Testing of a manufacturer's window ensures the product passes the air and water leakage requirements. To test air leakage, a pressure differential is applied to the window. For the water test, 8 inches of rain and 41 mph (gale force) winds are simulated for 15 minutes against the window (this represents an unusual, very heavy rainstorm). The product passed both tests. Watch this video to see how the testing was done.
In the meantime, construction continues on the exterior and interior of the building. The following video provides the latest update.
Nov. 5, 2019
Photos 1 and 2: sheathing in section B has begun, and crew members are verifying that frames are level
Photos 3 and 4: exterior and interior views of the entry and office area construction
Photo 5: interior view of construction from the cafeteria area
Oct. 29, 2019
Sheathing has been installed on the walls in section A, and work continues on framing and installing wall panels in section B. Watch this video for aerial and interior views of the project.
Oct. 22, 2019
Walls are being framed along the steel structure.
Oct. 15, 2019
Floor and roof panels have been installed.
Oct. 8, 2019
Floor and roof panels are being installed on the steel beams in section B of the building.
Sept. 25, 2019
Crew members weld steel beams that will form the roof of the second section of the building.
Sept. 16, 2019
Work continues on framing the second floor of the first section of the building, including part of the gymnasium, as steel is being erected for the next section.
Sept. 9, 2019
Crew members fasten the second floor frames to the first section of the structure to prepare for a concrete pour, as the beams start going up for the next section of the building.
Sept. 6, 2019
Crew members are midway through the installation of the second floor base in section A.
Aug. 30, 2019
Photo 1: a crane brings in cross-beams, three at a time, for the crew to weld, each in its place, to the steel frame.
Photo 2: aerial view of the installation of the second-floor beams.
Aug. 23, 2019
Aug. 9, 2019
Photo 1: workers smooth out concrete after it is poured into the foundation frame for the new building. It is a finely-choreographed routine that includes moving concrete into empty spaces, monitoring the proper depth, roughly smoothing with a wooden board, and then finely smoothing with a special tool.
Photo 2: an aerial view shows the area being worked on. The crew has to work quickly after the concrete is poured.
Photo 3: an aerial view of the whole foundation and building site. Building of the structure will begin shortly after all the concrete has been poured and cured (hardened).
Aug. 2, 2019
July 19, 2019
Footings have been filled with concrete. Crews are trenching to install utility pipes and conduit.
July 9, 2019
Crew members construct the forms for the foundation footings in section B as others add and compact gravel around the set footings in section A.
June 26, 2019
Photo 1: concrete pouring continues for the foundation footings in section A; section B is starting shortly
Photo 2: the area housing the former kindergarten portables has been demolished
June 20, 2019
Concrete is poured into the footings for the building foundation. Crews smooth out the pour and continue to finish reinforcing the forms.
June 11, 2019
Crews work on excavating the foundation for the building:
May 24, 2019
The site for the new building is being filled with gravel, graded and compacted.
May 10, 2019
The construction area has been fenced off and equipment is being mobilized. The walkway on the south and west sides of the campus helps ensure that pedestrians are separated from the staging areas and vehicle traffic. For your safety, do not enter the fenced-off construction areas.
April 29, 2019 - Groundbreaking
Families, staff and community members enjoyed the spring sunshine as they celebrated the official launch of the project to build a new replacement school for Brookwood Elementary.
One of the common themes for speakers Dr. Michelle Jensen, Board member Erika Lopez, teacher Barb Nasewytewa, and student Carly Hernandez was to look forward to a modern learning environment in a bright 73,700 square-foot, two-story building and new play fields. The $40.5 million invested from the 2017 Bond will enable the school to accommodate up to 600 students in the growing community.
Fourth-grader Carly is especially looking forward to being in the first class of sixth-graders when the school opens for the 2020-21 school year.
Another theme was the gratitude to all who made this possible, from the district leaders and the project staff who were involved in the early planning and design, to the community and voters who approved this investment in education.
Construction is expected to begin on May 1, 2019, and continue through August 2020.
Nov. 2, 2018 - Time Capsule Unearthed
Time Capsule Found!
Nov. 2, 2018 - The time capsule buried by first-graders in 1999 was unearthed. Due to damage to the container, the contents had to be retrieved earlier than directed by the students, and will be displayed at the school. Read more.
Oct. 11, 2018 - 1999 Time Capsule Located
Brookwood Elementary School Time Capsule (1999)
Have we found the time capsule buried by Brookwood first-graders in 1999? A metal detector scan by our facilities staff seems to indicate so. Although we can't open it until Dec. 16, 2019, we will be digging it up on Friday, Nov. 2, at 8 a.m., in advance of the construction for the replacement school. Brookwood alumni and families are especially invited to attend - let's see what we find!
June 11, 2018 - Seeking Alumni Photos
Brookwood Alumni Encouraged to Submit Photos
June 11, 2018 - Are you an alumnus of Brookwood? We’d like to create a database of photos and memories from students who attended the school over its 65-year history. If you have things you’d like to share, please e-mail them to Bond Marketing Specialist Jane Siguenza at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail: 3083 NE 49th Place, #201, Hillsboro, OR 97124.
May 1, 2020 - demolition of the old school begins with the portables.
Aug. 9, 2019 - the final pour for the foundation slab.
June 20, 2019 - concrete poured into foundation footings.
May 6, 2019 - Mobilization of equipment has begun as crews prepare to start building on May 8.
April 29, 2019 - the school's groundbreaking ceremony was held to officially launch the project.
Nov. 2, 2018 - 1999 time capsule unearthed.
June 2018 - entered final design development phase, after which construction plans will be developed and produced (expected by Nov. 2018).
January 2018 - pre-design started.