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Dec. 18, 2020

  • A couple finishing touches have been added over the past month:

    A monument sign at the entrance to the campus

    Brookwood monument sign

    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.

    Brookwood dedication plaque

    Brookwood dedication plaque

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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.

    assembly of new play structure

    Photo 2: site work is nearing completion, including finishing touches in the parking lots and landscaping.

    aerial view of nearly-finished site work

    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.

    skyfold door mount

    Photo 4: now that the skyfold door has been installed, the gym floor receives its final finish and polishing.

    polishing of gym floor

Aug. 22, 2020 - Hillsboro Tribune article

Aug. 17. 2020

  • Photo 1: synthetic turf has been laid for the play field; there is striping for youth soccer, baseball and softball.

    aerial view of synthetic turf field

    Photos 2 and 3: concrete walkways are being poured at the front of the school.

    crew members smooth out fresh concrete

    concrete pour at front of school

    Photo 4: one of the buddy benches provides a prime view of the play field (this may be a temporary location).

    buddy bench next to play field

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.

    aerial view of parking lots

    Photos 2 and 3: concrete is being poured for the walkways on the east side and entryway of the building.

    aerial view of concrete pour on east side of building

    crew members pouring concrete for building walkways

    Photo 4: near the play field, crew members build the forms for the concrete walkway there.

    building forms for concrete walkway

    Photos 5-6: student furniture has been delivered and placed in the primary (photo 5) and upper elementary (photo 6) classrooms.

    primary classroom furniture

    upper elementary classroom furniture

    Photo 7: PE equipment has been stacked in the gym, waiting to be stored.

    PE equipment in gym

    Photo 8: carpeting has been laid in the learning areas.

    carpeting in learning area

July 21, 2020

  • Photos 1-2: concrete work continues in the parking lot, playground area and the rest of the site.

    concrete work in parking lot

    form ready for concrete pour

    Photo 3: base fabric and gravel are being laid on the new playing field to prepare for turf installation.

    base fabric and gravel on play field

    Photos 4-5: doors have been installed in the entry vestibule into the main office area.

    entry doors

    doors into main office

    Photos 6-7: stainless steel equipment and walk-in refrigerators/freezers shine in the kitchen.

    kitchen equipment

    walk-in refrigerators/freezers

July 14, 2020

  • Site work:

    Photos 1-2: a curb extruder applies the concrete around the perimeter of the parking lot as crew members smooth out the wet curb.

    concrete curb extrusion

    aerial view of curb work

    Photo 3: concrete is being poured for the walkways near the covered play area and to the rear of the building.

    concrete pour of walkways

    Photo 4: the play field is being prepared for the turf base installation.

    aerial view of play field under construction

    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.

    installation of stairway balusters

    installation of classroom projector

    painting final coat

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.

    concrete pour for playground base

    aerial view of playground base

    Photo 3: gravel is craned to the top of the building for roofing.

    gravel craned to rooftop

    Photo 4: base rock is being added to the parking lot area.

    base rock application and grading of parking lot

June 24, 2020

  • Photos 1 and 2: the Brookwood Bobcat benches have been placed along the walkway at the back of the school.

    first pair of Brookwood benches

    second pair of Brookwood benches

    Photo 3: concrete has been poured for the outdoor learning area behind the school.

    patio area behind the school

    Photo 4: grading continues in the parking lot and play field areas.

    aerial view of site work

    Photo 5: a crew member constructs a concrete form on the west side of the building.

    constructing concrete form

    Photo 6: carpeting is starting to be laid in the main office and other office areas.

    carpeting installating in main office

    Photo 7: construction of the serving area continues in the cafeteria.

    cafeteria serving area under construction

    Photo 8: acoustic tiles have been installed and pads are being placed along the walls of the gym.

    wall pad installation in 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.

    new gym sport lines

    Photo 2: overhead electrical and security work continues in the main office area.

    main office area

    Photo 3: cabinetry is being installed in the media center.

    cabinetry installation in media center

    Photo 4: the main corridor receives the final painting.

    painting of main corridor

    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.

    classroom view to windows

    classroom view to hallway

    Photos 7 and 8: exterior work continues around the building.

    concrete forms behind building

    front of school 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)

    aerial view of site work

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.

    aerial view of full campus site as of May 12

    Photo 2: the demolition crew separates out metal, concrete and wood so that they may be appropriately recycled.

    separating out demolition material

    Photo 3: in the kitchen area, appliances are being installed as the walk-in freezers are prepared for operation.

    installation of kitchen appliances

    Photo 4: the wood in the gym floor continues its conditioning before it is polished.

    wood gym floor curing

    Photo 5: wood panels have been installed in the classroom hallways.

    wood paneling in hallways

    Photo 6: a glass-enclosed "think tank" room is placed adjacent to an upper-grade learning area on the second floor.

    glass-enclosed think tank room

    Photo 7: the media center looks out to the rear of the campus.

    media center under construction

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).

    aerial view of project site

    Photo 2: crew members install remaining siding on the exterior of the building.

    siding installation

    Photo 3: flooring has been installed in the kitchen area.

    kitchen area construction

    Photo 4: installation of the wood floor continues like assembling puzzle pieces in the gym.

    gym floor installation

    Photo 5: the concrete floor in the main corridor is being smoothed.

    concrete floor smoothing

    Photo 6-8: cabinets and lighting are being installed in the classrooms; first-floor classrooms are nearly complete.

    first-floor classroom with cabinetry

    lighting installed in classroom

    cabinetry installation in second-floor classroom

    Photo 9: learning area.

    learning area

April 23, 2020

  • Photo 1: glazing is placed between a classroom and the corridor.

    glazing installation

    Photo 2: at the rooftop, electrical and security conduit is being installed.

    conduit installation

    Photo 3: the concrete floor is being smoothed before polishing.

    concrete floor smoothing

    Photo 4: the wood floor is being laid in the gym.

    wood floor installation in gym

    Photos 5 and 6: cabinetry has been installed in the main office and is being installed in the classrooms.

    main office cabinetry

    classroom cabinetry installation

    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.

    siding frame installation

    painting underside of 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.

    painted classroom with ceiling gridwork

    Photo 2: crew members continue working on HVAC and windows in the gymnasium area.

    gymnasium construction work

    Photo 3: a view from the second floor of the building hallway, facing east.

    building hallway

    Photo 4: the east side of the building, near the entrance.

    east side exterior

Feb. 17, 2020

  • Photos1-4: Exterior weather proofing is installed and windows are sealed

    sheetrocked classroom

    exterior brickwork on Brookwood building


    gym construction with basketball hoops


    crew members working on gym windows

  • Photos 1-2: classrooms and the classroom hallway on the first floor have been sheetrocked.

    sheetrocked classroom

    sheetrocked classroom hallway

    Photo 3: basketball backboards and hoops have been installed in the gym.

    gym construction with basketball hoops

    Photo 4: crew members are illuminated through the plastic sheeting currently on the gym windows.

    crew members working on gym windows

    Photo 5: a first-floor conference room ready to be painted.

    nearly-finished conference room

    Photos 6 and 7: ductwork installation continues on the second floor.

    exposed HVAC ducts

    workers cutting HVAC ducts to size

    Photo 8: a crew member installs siding on the south side of the building.

    installing siding on 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.

    sheetrocking gymnasium wall

    sheetrocking on office wall

    sheetrocking on conference room wall

    Photos 4-5: installation of HVAC ductwork continues throughout the building.

    installing HVAC ductwork

    HVAC ductwork in classroom hallway

    Photo 6: walk-in freezers have been installed in the kitchen area of the building.

    walk-in freezers

Jan. 16, 2020

  • Photos 1 and 2: sheetrocking has begun in interior offices.

    sheetrocking interior office

    patching sheetrock

    Photo 3: a stack of sheetrock awaits installation in one of the classrooms.

    classroom interior under construction

    Photo 4: insulation in a hallway will be covered shortly.

    exposed hallway insulation

    Photos 5 and 6: outside, brickwork continues and crew members start applying spacers that will hold the exterior siding.


    applying exterior spacers

Jan. 8, 2020

  • Photo 1: framing work continues in a classroom hallway.

    hallway area construction

    Photo 2: view of the gym from the cafeteria space.

    view of gym under construction

    Photo 3: installing HVAC ductwork in a classroom area.

    ductwork installation in classroom area

    Photo 4: construction continues in a classroom corridor.

    classroom corridor construction

Jan. 2, 2020

  • Photos 1 and 2: work continues on the building envelope as well as brickwork around the building.

    northwest exterior corner of Brookwood construction

    bricklayers at work

    Photo 3: framing defines the hallway corridor.

    framing of hallway corridor

    Photo 4: framing and ductwork in the gym area.

    framing and ductwork in the gym area

    Photo 5: construction of the main office area continues.

    main office construction

    Photos 6 and 7: on the second floor, sheetrocking is being installed in the classrooms and learning corridors.

    sheetrocked classrooms

    workers installing sheetrock

Dec. 18, 2019

  • Photo 1: roofing material is craned up to the rooftop.

    craning of roofing material

    Photo 2: a view of the interior corridor. The cafeteria and gym areas are on the left, and classrooms are on the right.

    interior corridor under construction

    Photo 3: workers are installing insulation and conduit in a classroom area. HVAC ducts await installation.

    classroom area construction

    Photo 4: on the second floor, classrooms are framed out.

    second floor classroom framing

    Photo 5: a crew member installs sheetrock on a classroom wall.

    sheetrock installation

Dec. 10, 2019

  • Photo 1: a metal worker applies welding to one of the stairways.

    worker welding stairway

    Photo 2: trimming and smoothing the structural steel.

    trimming and smoothing the structural steel

    Photo 3: a view of the second floor construction.

    second floor construction

    Photo 4: a crew member cuts framing for the building interior.

    cutting steel framing

    Photos 5 and 6: sheathing and moisture barrier are being installed on the building exterior.

    installation of exterior sheathing

    installation of exterior moisture barrier

    Photo 7: verifying measurements of the exterior insulation

    verifying measurements

Dec. 3, 2019

  • Photo 1: interior corridor shows framing of cafeteria and gym to the left and classrooms to the right.

    interior view of Brookwood construction

    Photo 2: HVAC ducts are being staged in the cafeteria, awaiting installation.

    HVAC ducts await installation

    Photo 3: second-floor classrooms are being framed.

    framing of second-floor classrooms

    Photo 4: crew members work in the bathroom area.

    construction in bathroom area

    Photos 5 and 6: insulation blocks are being installed on the exterior of the building over the blue weatherproofing membrane.

    several crews installing exterior insulation

    pair of workers installing insulation block

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

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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  • May 1, 2020 - demolition of the old school begins with the portables.

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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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