Oct. 17, 2019

  • The first two portables were delivered to the campus and placed in the north parking lot. Thirteen total portables (26 classrooms) will provide temporary space for staff and students as the phase 3 and 4 renovations begin, and will remain through the end of the school year.

    The portables were necessary to accelerate the schedule for phase 4 and ensure completion of the full project by Aug. 21, 2020. View the portables placement plan; staff and student parking has had to be adjusted to accommodate the buildings.

    two portables being delivered

    Watch video of the current status of phase 2 construction in the creative arts, social studies and media center buildings:

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Oct. 10, 2019

  • Photos 1 and 2: phase 2 continues with remodeling of the media center/library.

    remodeling of the media center

    remodeling of the media center

    Photo 3: the social sciences building has been painted inside, and the concrete floor is ready for polishing.

    hallway of social sciences building

    Photo 4: HVAC and seismic work continue in the creative arts building.

    overhead HVAC ductwork in creative arts building

    Photo 5: Banners are hung and trophies line the case in the remodeled entry vestibule of the main gym, part of the phase 1 construction work.

    gym entry vestibule with trophy case

Aug. 1, 2019

  • Photo 1: conversion of health classrooms into a new weight room continues.

    weight room construction

    Photo 2: renovation of the main office.

    main office renovation

    Photo 3: renovation of the gym foyer.

    gym foyer renovation

    Photo 4: the woodshop renovation is nearly complete.

    woodshop renovation

    Photo 5: phase 2 work is underway that includes renovation of the media center.

    media center renovations

July 25, 2019

  • Phase 1 renovations are well under way as phase 2 has already begun. Renovations include seismic and HVAC upgrades as well as finishes such as polished concrete flooring.

    Phase 1:

    Business education building

    renovated business education classroom

    Main office

    main office

    Weight room

    weight room renovation

    Gym entry vestibule

    gym entry vestibule

    Phase 2:

    Media center

    media center renovation

    Social studies building

    social studies building renovation

    social studies classroom renovation

    Creative arts building

    creative arts building seismic work

    creative arts building renovation

July 18, 2019

  • Photo 1: an aerial view shows roofing work over the cafeteria/commons area; this work is also taking place over several other buildings.

    roofing work over cafeteria/commons building

    Photo 2: most of the carpet has been removed in the media center.

    renovations in media center

    Photo 3: the gym has been repainted and ductwork is ready to provide air conditioning once the system is fully connected.

    gym ductwork and painting

    Photo 4: a classroom in the Business Education building is nearly complete and awaiting baseboards that will be installed throughout the building.

    business education classroom

    Photo 5: a skylight brightens up the hallway of the Business Education building.

    skylight in hallway

    Photos 6-8: seismic work in the Creative Arts building includes reinforcing the foundation and the walls, and the HVAC system is being upgraded.

    foundation work

    seismic reinforcement of walls

    HVAC ductwork

July 11, 2019

  • Photos 1-3: the Business Education building walls have been painted, the concrete floor exposed and polished, and new LED lighting installed. Work continues to complete the finishing touches.

    Business education building hallway

    Business education classroom

    Business education classroom

    Photo 4: in the Wood Working building, the floor is being ground to smooth the surface, and will be sealed.

    Floor grinding in woodworking building

    Photo 5: crews work on renovating the Media Center.

    Media center renovations

    Photo 6: ceilings are exposed in the Creative Arts building for HVAC work.

    Creative arts building renovations

    Photos 7 and 8: the Social Studies building and administrative area are also undergoing renovations as part of phase 2.

    Social Studies building renovations

    Administration area renovations

    Photo 9: new HVAC equipment was craned onto rooftops; once installations are complete, they will supply air conditioning and heat to each building.

    HVAC unit on rooftop

June 27, 2019

  • Phase 1 continues through the summer in the business education and administration buildings, as well as in the gym, health room and woodworking building. This work overlaps with phase 2 work that includes the media center, creative arts and social studies buildings, and rooftops.

    Photo 1: walls in the business education building have been sheetrocked.

    business education building classroom has been sheetrocked

    Photo 2: the wrestling room has been freshly painted.

    wrestling room freshly painted

    Photo 3: work continues on converting the former health science classrooms into a new weight room.

    health room renovations

    Photo 4: work in the media center begins.

    work in the library begins

    Photo 5: ductwork and wiring in the creative arts wing has been exposed in advance of renovations

    construction work in creative arts classroom

    Photo 6: mechanical units have been removed from the roof as they await replacement

    mechanical units removed from rooftop

    Photo 7: a large vacuum is used to suck up gravel from the roof to prepare for repairs and reroofing

    industrial gravel vacuum truck

June 6, 2019

  • Work at Hilhi on renovations to the weight room and adding air conditioning to the gym continue as part of phase one.

    Renovations in the weight room.
    HVAC work in the gym.  Aerial view of gym roof.

May 30, 2019

  • Phase 1 construction continues as work proceeds in several buildings including:

    Woodworking Gymnasium
    Woodworking shop cleared of equipment Gymnasium entryway under construction
    Business education
    Business education building under construction Business education classroom structural reinforcement

May 16, 2019

  • HVAC ducts await installation in the gymnasium

    ducts in gym

May 2, 2019

  • Classrooms in the business education building are being stripped down in preparation for HVAC ductwork installation and structural reinforcement.

    Strip down of business education classroom

April 17, 2019

  • Hilhi gym scaffolding

    Photo 1: scaffolding continues to be built to prepare for roof and HVAC work.

    Weight room barrier

    Photo 2: wood barriers like this separate students from active work areas, such as the weight room.

    Hilhi business education building abatement continues

    Photo 3: the business education building is closed off for abatement; the tubes help maintain negative air flow so any airborne particles stay in the building.

April 11, 2019

  • First phase of renovations:

    Business education building abatement prep

    Photo 1: the business education building is being prepared for removal of old floor tiles and abatement.

    Hilhi gym scaffolding

    Photo 2: scaffolding surrounds the Hilhi gym to enable roofing and HVAC upgrades to the building.

April 5, 2019

  • Business education building work

    The business education building is being prepared for renovation.

Jan. 9, 2019 - Concrete Floor Polishing

  • Concrete floor polishing

    Concrete floor polishing

    Old vinyl tiles were removed from the floor and the underlying concrete was polished to a shiny gleam in Hilhi's TechEd classroom 13. The exposed aggregate provides a granite-like look. This was a test case to see how concrete floor polishing, where suitable, would look in future work as part of Hilhi's upcoming renovations.

Jan. 3, 2019 - Phasing Plan

  • The project manager, Hilhi principal and staff, and the contractor are drafting a phasing plan to stage construction of renovations in four phases comprising specific areas of the school. Once finalized, the phasing plan will be published here. The construction timeline has been bumped up and is expected to start in late March 2019 and continue through August 2020. Classes will be moved as needed to areas not affected by construction.

Oct. 2, 2018 - Neighborhood Meeting

  • At Hilhi's neighborhood meeting on Oct. 2, architects and project staff presented the proposed design for Hilhi's renovations and took questions from the audience. Among the improvements are:

    • Seismic improvements in all academic areas
    • Reconfigured parking lots for more efficient traffic flow, and which include lighting and landscaping
    • Entry vestibule/administrative area reconfiguration for added security, along with a "facelift" and branding mural
    • Commons and cafeteria area facelift, power upgrades, new FFE (furnishings), project and screen
    • Media center ceiling lift and FFE; includes relocation of career and counseling center
    • Full replacement of aged roofing in specific areas, along with new rooftop units (thermal scanning was performed to determine priority areas)
    • New ceilings and energy-efficient lighting in specific areas, as well as some clerestory windows
    • Air conditioning in the gym
    • Interior repainting
    • New finishes in restrooms

    Construction is expected to begin by summer 2019, subject to land use and permit approvals, and conclude the end of summer 2020. The land use application, including the proposed design and traffic impact statement, will be submitted by mid-October to the City of Hillsboro for Type 2 administrative review (no public hearing). Neighbors will receive another notice in a few months as part of this process to submit comments to staff; other community members are welcome to submit through the City's process. Before construction begins, the contractor will develop a staging plan, with classrooms relocated as needed, to ensure safe separation of construction while students are attending school.

    Audience comments centered around parking lot/traffic concerns and what is being developed for career-technical education (CTE) programs; this is a consolidated summary:

    • Parking lots/traffic - concerns were raised about racing, traffic and lighting spillover. Staff expects the reconfiguration will mitigate these issues as traffic flow will be more efficient and landscaping will present deterrents to racing through the parking lots. Parking lot lighting will meet City requirements, with minimum spillover into neighbors' yards, and security lighting will be reviewed to mitigate spillover. A second entry for daily traffic into/off the campus was investigated, but no good alternative was found. A second entry, however, is required by the City for emergency access; SE Palmire Court appears to be the leading candidate at this point.
    • CTE programs - Hilhi's programs are being expanded, and bond funding is being used to support their infrastructure, including an additional 2000 sf of space for the auto tech program (one of the District's "magnet" CTE programs). The bond program has budgeted $15 million toward CTE infrastructure across the district; an additional $5.9 million in state Measure 98 funding for the 2017-19 biennium, approved by voters in 2017, also supports expansion of CTE capacity at our schools.

    View the neighborhood presentation here



  • June 17, 2019 - phase 2 begins.

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  • March 20, 2019 - The first phase of renovations begins.

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  • Oct. 2, 2018 - Neighborhood meeting held to review proposed design for Hilhi renovations

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