July 27, 2020
Photos 1 and 2: renovations are complete in the commons area, including painting of Hilhi Spartan branding.
Photos 3 and 4: striping is complete in the student parking lot, and nearly complete in the main parking lot.
July 13, 2020
Photo 1: asphalt paving is complete for the main parking lot and bus dropoff area, and striping has begun.
Photos 2-3: the commons is finished; a Spartan mural will be painted on the wall adjacent to the cafeteria.
Photo 4: the remodeled restroom in the commons is finished.
Photos 5-6: in the student coffee shop, new cabinetry and paint refresh the space.
June 29, 2020
Photos 1-2: finishing touches are being applied to the renovated commons area.
Photo 3: the remodeled restroom has stalls for separate genders on each side as well as gender-neutral, ADA-accessible stalls in the center.
Photos 4-6: the auto tech expansion receives a final cleaning.
June 23, 2020
Photos 1-2: the student parking lot is paved and striping is nearly complete.
Photo 3: repairs of the base for the bus dropoff area continue. Paving of this area will begin next week, along with slurry sealing of the rest of the parking lot.
Photo 4: the commons area remodeling is about to get the finishing touches with paint and floor polishing.
Photo 5: painting of the auto shop expansion is complete.
June 15, 2020
Photo 1: with the portables removed, the crew can make repairs to soft spots in the parking lot base.
Photo 2: the ceiling in the commons area is completed as painting of the walls continues.
Photos 3-4: the interior of the auto shop expansion is being painted. External siding panels are nearly completely installed.
June 8, 2020
Photos 1-3: the interior of the auto tech expansion has been sheetrocked and will be painted shortly. The exterior awaits siding.
Photos 4-5: white acoustic tile is being installed on the black-painted ceiling in the commons area.
Photo 6: plumbing in the restrooms is ready for sink installation.
Photo 7: band uniforms and instruments in the hallway await being moved into rooms in the renovated drama/music building.
June 2, 2020
Photos 1-3: the Spartan Estates portables are being removed, two halves each day, eventually leaving the parking lot empty and ready for improvements.
Photo 4: the commons restrooms are being completely renovated.
Photos 5-6: the ceiling in the commons is being painted black to further accentuate the upcoming new mural that will be placed on the wall adjacent to the cafeteria (on the right side in photo 6).
Photos 7-8: crew members continue to finish the connections between the main building and the auto tech expansion.
May 26, 2020
Photos 1 and 2: crew members are dismantling the skirts and connections in the portables as well as securing the buildings to prepare for their removal, starting May 28.
Photo 3: the student parking lot has been emptied and ready for re-paving.
Photo 4-6: renovations in the commons continue.
May 18, 2020
May 12, 2020
Photos 1-2: utility trenches in the bathrooms have been filled as renovations in the commons area continue.
Photo 3: furniture and computer equipment are being moved into the technology education classrooms.
Photos 4-5: views inside the auto tech expansion, where the existing shop doors have been taken from the original area and installed on the new entrances of the expansion.
Photo 6: the fire access road has been paved.
May 5, 2020
Photos 1-3: the auto tech expansion continues as siding and roofing are being installed.
Photos 4-5: grading on the fire access road is nearly finished as crews prepare the forms for paving.
Photos 6-9: floor tile has been completely removed in the commons area as trenching work is being done in the bathroom area to access the underground pipes.
April 28, 2020
Photos 1-3: renovations have begun in the commons area, including removal of the existing floor tile and demolition and remodeling of the adjacent bathrooms.
Photo 4: work continues on the auto tech expansion.
Photo 5: construction has started on the emergency/fire access road that extends from Palmire Court to the auto tech area.
April 22, 2020
Photos 1-3: renovations are nearly complete in the math/science building, including science labs, math classrooms and the corridor. Wrap-up is expected by May 4.
Photo 4: crew members are beginning to install the outside framing on the auto tech expansion, over the building sheathing.
Photos 5-6: excavation has begun for the emergency fire access road that runs from the auto tech expansion to SE Palmire Ct.
April 14, 2020
Asphalt will begin to be torn up in the auto tech expansion area to bring in utilities and fire access. Sheathing has been installed on the framework for the expansion.
Work is substantially completed in the language arts and drama/music buildings, with punchlist items remaining and crew members doing the final cleaning. Furniture has been delivered to the classrooms in these buildings.
In the math/science building, renovations are entering their final phase, as cabinetry has been reinstalled in the labs and classrooms have been finished.
Watch the video for a quick look at progress to date:
April 7, 2020
Photo 1: sheathing is being installed on the framing for the auto tech expansion.
Photos 2-7: renovation work is ahead of schedule in the:
Language arts building
Photo 8: the media center has some nice armchairs for reading relaxation.
March 31, 2020
Photo 1: the cafeteria floor has been refurbished, and the underlying concrete polished to a reflective sheen.
Photos 2-3: the language arts building is less than a month away from completion. Final touches include baseboard and water fountain in the hallway, and installation of shades and cabinetry in the classrooms.
Photos 4-7: the drama/music building is also close to completion, with finishing being done in the building corridors, band room, choir room, and theatre dressing room, as well as throughout the building.
Photos 8-9: remodeling work continues in the math/science building.
Photo 10: framing continues in the expansion of the auto tech area.
March 24, 2020
Watch the video to view progress to date in the math/science, language arts, and drama/music buildings:
March 19, 2020
Photos 1-3: remodeling in the drama/music building includes updated ceiling grids covering new HVAC ductwork and lighting, as well as bright, fresh paint.
Photos 4-5: work continues in the math/science building to grind and smooth the concrete floors and install the remaining cabinetry in the science classrooms.
Photos 6-7: work in the language arts building is nearing completion, expected by early May.
Photo 8: the new fire access road off of SE Palmire Court.
Photo 9: this aerial view of the auto tech expansion shows completion of the roof base.
March 12, 2020
Photo 1: in the technical education classrooms, overhead power has been installed.
Photo 2: framing has been constructed for the automotive technology program expansion.
Photos 3 and 4: cabinetry is being moved into classrooms, and overhead HVAC and ceiling work continues in the math and science building.
Feb. 17, 2020
Photos 1-3: Crew members work on electrical in hallways of drama/music building.
Photos 1 and 2: drywall is being installed and HVAC work continues in the language arts building.
Photo 3: insulation has been added to math and science classrooms.
Photo 4: drywall is being added to the science labs.
Photo 5: the foundation for the auto tech expansion is being prepped.
Photo 6: new, welcoming furniture has been added to the main office lobby.
Jan. 31, 2020
Photos 1 and 2: workers assemble the concrete forms for the 2,000 sq. ft. expansion of the auto tech area.
Photos 3 and 4: renovations under way in the math and science building.
Photos 5 and 6: renovations under way in the language arts building.
Photos 7 and 8: renovations under way in the drama/music building.
Jan. 16, 2020
Over winter break, new furniture was delivered to the media center, and abatement in the remaining buildings was conducted. Renovations to the math and science, language arts, and drama/music buildings are underway. Watch the update video for current work.
Dec. 13, 2019
Renovations have started in the math and science building (photos below). Abatement is in progress in the language arts building as part of its renovations.
Photos 1 and 2: ceiling removal has exposed the underlying HVAC ductwork and other conduit that will be upgraded as part of the math and science building renovations.
Photos 3 and 4: math and science classroom renovations
Nov. 21, 2019
The creative arts building has been substantially completed, wrapping up phase 2 of construction. Movers are bringing in furniture and classroom materials to prepare for staff and students to begin instruction in the renovated spaces shortly.
Nov. 7, 2019
All the "Spartan Estates" portables are in place to provide temporary classrooms during phases 3 and 4.
Phase 2 work in the creative arts building is nearing completion.
Oct. 31, 2019
Furniture has been moved into the media center and the social studies building classrooms. After the move-in and final touch-ups are complete, these buildings will be opened shortly to students. The media center will be receiving new furniture over winter break.
Construction in the creative arts building is starting to wrap up. Completion is expected on Nov. 21, after which classrooms will be ready for move-ins.
Oct. 24, 2019
Phase 2 renovations are nearing completion. The media center and creative arts building remodeling is expected to be finished Oct. 29, after which furniture and classroom moves will occur. Completion of the social sciences building is expected by Nov. 21.
Photo 1: carpeting has been fully installed in the media center, the HVAC is running, and the finishing touches are being placed.
Photos 2 and 3: in the creative arts building, the exposed concrete floors are being polished to a fine gleam.
Photos 4 and 5: the social sciences building looks almost-new inside as renovations continue.
Photo 6: portables continue to be delivered to provide temporary classrooms during phase 3 and 4 construction.
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.
Watch video of the current status of phase 2 construction in the creative arts, social studies and media center buildings:
Oct. 10, 2019
Photos 1 and 2: phase 2 continues with remodeling of the media center/library.
Photo 3: the social sciences building has been painted inside, and the concrete floor is ready for polishing.
Photo 4: HVAC and seismic work continue in the 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.
Aug. 15, 2019
Phase 1 work:
Furniture has begun to be moved into the business education classrooms
HVAC ducts are being installed in the gym
Casework outlines the reception area in the administration building
Phase 2 work:
Spaces in the media center are being sheetrocked
The trench has been filled and work continues on seismic reinforcement of the creative arts building walls
Exposed ceilings in the social sciences building show HVAC ducts and conduit that will be worked on
Aug. 9, 2019
Phase 1 work
Finishes in the Business Education building classrooms
Remodeling of the administration offices
Roofing work over the cafeteria building
HVAC ductwork awaiting installation in the gym
Remodeling of the new weight room (former health education classrooms)
Phase 2 construction:
Creative Arts building
Aug. 1, 2019
Phase 1 work:
Conversion of health classrooms into a new weight room continues
Renovation of the main office
Renovation of the gym foyer
Woodshop renovation is nearly complete.
Phase 2 work
Media center remodeling is underway
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.
Business education building
Gym entry vestibule
Social studies building
Creative arts building
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.
Photo 2: most of the carpet has been removed in the media center.
Photo 3: the gym has been repainted and ductwork is ready to provide air conditioning once the system is fully connected.
Photo 4: a classroom in the Business Education building is nearly complete and awaiting baseboards that will be installed throughout the building.
Photo 5: a skylight brightens up the hallway of the Business Education building.
Photos 6-8: seismic work in the Creative Arts building includes reinforcing the foundation and the walls, and the HVAC system is being upgraded.
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.
Photo 4: in the Wood Working building, the floor is being ground to smooth the surface, and will be sealed.
Photo 5: crews work on renovating the Media Center.
Photo 6: ceilings are exposed in the Creative Arts building for HVAC work.
Photos 7 and 8: the Social Studies building and administrative area are also undergoing renovations as part of phase 2.
Photo 9: new HVAC equipment was craned onto rooftops; once installations are complete, they will supply air conditioning and heat to each building.
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.
Photo 2: the wrestling room has been freshly painted.
Photo 3: work continues on converting the former health science classrooms into a new weight room.
Photo 4: work in the media center begins.
Photo 5: ductwork and wiring in the creative arts wing has been exposed in advance of renovations
Photo 6: mechanical units have been removed from the roof as they await replacement
Photo 7: a large vacuum is used to suck up gravel from the roof to prepare for repairs and reroofing
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.
May 30, 2019
Phase 1 construction continues as work proceeds in several buildings including:
Woodworking Gymnasium Business education
May 16, 2019
HVAC ducts await installation in the gymnasium
May 2, 2019
Classrooms in the business education building are being stripped down in preparation for HVAC ductwork installation and structural reinforcement.
April 17, 2019
Photo 1: scaffolding continues to be built to prepare for roof and HVAC work.
Photo 2: wood barriers like this separate students from active work areas, such as the weight room.
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:
Photo 1: the business education building is being prepared for removal of old floor tiles and abatement.
Photo 2: scaffolding surrounds the Hilhi gym to enable roofing and HVAC upgrades to the building.
April 5, 2019
The business education building is being prepared for renovation.
Jan. 9, 2019 - 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.
Nov. 21, 2019 - phase 2 is substantially complete.
Oct. 11, 2019 - Work schedule compressed; portables to be temporarily placed on site to accelerate renovations.
Aug. 30, 2019 - phase 1 is substantially complete.
June 17, 2019 - phase 2 begins.
March 20, 2019 - The first phase of renovations begins.
Oct. 2, 2018 - Neighborhood meeting held to review proposed design for Hilhi renovations