Nov. 25, 2019

  • Photo 1: stairs are being installed and welded in the west side of the building.

    installation of steel stairs

    Photos 2 and 3: a mockup of a classroom shows where tack and display boards will be placed.

    mockup of tack board in classroom construction

    mockup of display board in classroom construction

    Photos 4 and 5: views from the second floor of the building.

    second floor view to the west

    second floor view to the east

    Photo 6: a crew member cuts a piece of steel to add to the building frame.

    cutting steel bar

    Photos 7 and 8: views from the first floor of the building.

    first floor view to the west

    first floor view to the east

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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. 12-15, 2019

Nov. 5, 2019

  • Photos 1 and 2: sheathing in section B has begun, and crew members are verifying that frames are level

    sheathing on exterior walls

    verifying levels of wall framing

    Photos 3 and 4: exterior and interior views of the entry and office area construction

    exterior of entry and office area

    interior construction of entry and office area

    Photo 5: interior view of construction from the cafeteria area

    cafeteria area construction

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.

    aerial view of Brookwood construction

    crew members sort and assemble the wall struts

    crew members install the wall struts

    a crew member checks a wall strut

Oct. 15, 2019

  • Floor and roof panels have been installed.

    aerial view of Brookwood construction

Oct. 8, 2019

  • Floor and roof panels are being installed on the steel beams in section B of the building.

    installation of floor panels on steel beams

    aerial view of Brookwood building construction

Sept. 25, 2019

  • Crew members weld steel beams that will form the roof of the second section of the building.

    welders at work on the roof frame

    Brookwood construction site

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.

    welding steel on gymnasium frame

    aerial view of second floor framing work

    aerial view of Brookwood construction site

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.

    aerial view of building framing

    crew member fastens floor frame to structure

    aerial view of building construction site

Sept. 6, 2019

  • Crew members are midway through the installation of the second floor base in section A.

    Installation of second floor base

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.

    installation of second-floor beams

    Photo 2: aerial view of the installation of the second-floor beams.

    aerial view of steel framing

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.

    workers smoothing poured concrete

    Photo 2: an aerial view shows the area being worked on. The crew has to work quickly after the concrete is poured.

    aerial view of workers smoothing concrete

    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).

    aerial view of concrete pour

Aug. 2, 2019

July 19, 2019

  • Footings have been filled with concrete. Crews are trenching to install utility pipes and conduit.

    Aerial view of Brookwood construction site

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.

    Working on foundation forms

    Working on foundation forms

    Compacting gravel around foundation footings

    Compacted gravel around foundation footings

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

    aerial view of concrete pour for foundation footings

    demolition of kindergarten portables

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.

    Crews work on pouring and smoothing concrete

    Aerial view of concrete pouring of foundation

    Reinforcing footing for foundation

    Smoothing out poured concrete


June 11, 2019

  • Crews work on excavating the foundation for the building:

    Aerial view of Brookwood construction site

    Crews work on trenching

    Trenches for foundation work

    Preparations for foundation

May 24, 2019

  • The site for the new building is being filled with gravel, graded and compacted.

    Brookwood site preparations

    Gravel truck dumps its load

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.

    Brookwood construction zone and pedestrian walkway

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.

Jan. 29, 2019 - Virtual Tour

  • DLR Group, architects for the new Brookwood Elementary School, has produced a virtual tour of the building.

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

    Photo of existing Brookwood Elementary School

    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 or by mail: 3083 NE 49th Place, #201, Hillsboro, OR 97124.

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  • Aug. 9, 2019 - the final pour for the foundation slab.

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  • June 20, 2019 - concrete poured into foundation footings.

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  • May 6, 2019 - Mobilization of equipment has begun as crews prepare to start building on May 8.

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  • April 29, 2019 - the school's groundbreaking ceremony was held to officially launch the project.

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  • Nov. 2, 2018 - 1999 time capsule unearthed.

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  • June 2018 - entered final design development phase, after which construction plans will be developed and produced (expected by Nov. 2018).

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  • January 2018 - pre-design started.

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Last Modified on November 26, 2019