Oct. 26, 2020: Virtual Tour

July 27, 2020

  • Photos 1 and 2: renovations are complete in the commons area, including painting of Hilhi Spartan branding.

    commons area mural

    finished commons area, facing west

    Photos 3 and 4: striping is complete in the student parking lot, and nearly complete in the main parking lot.

    student parking lot

    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.

    aerial view of main parking lot

    Photos 2-3: the commons is finished; a Spartan mural will be painted on the wall adjacent to the cafeteria.

    finished commons area, right side, facing south

    finished commons area, left side, facing south

    Photo 4: the remodeled restroom in the commons is finished.

    remodeled restrooom

    Photos 5-6: in the student coffee shop, new cabinetry and paint refresh the space.

    cabinetry in student coffee shop

    view from coffee shop to commons

June 29, 2020

  • Photos 1-2: finishing touches are being applied to the renovated commons area.

    view of renovated commons area to north

    view of renovated commons area to south

    Photo 3: the remodeled restroom has stalls for separate genders on each side as well as gender-neutral, ADA-accessible stalls in the center.

    remodeled restrooom

    Photos 4-6: the auto tech expansion receives a final cleaning.

    east interior of completed auto tech expansion

    west interior of completed auto shop expansion

    facing original auto tech area

June 23, 2020

  • Photos 1-2: the student parking lot is paved and striping is nearly complete.

    paving of student parking lot

    aerial view of re-paved student parking lot

    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.

    aerial view of bus dropoff area repairs

    Photo 4: the commons area remodeling is about to get the finishing touches with paint and floor polishing.

    remodeled commons area

    Photo 5: painting of the auto shop expansion is complete.

    finished interior of auto shop expansion

June 15, 2020

  • Photo 1: with the portables removed, the crew can make repairs to soft spots in the parking lot base.

    repair of parking lot base

    Photo 2: the ceiling in the commons area is completed as painting of the walls continues.

    finished ceiling in commons

    Photos 3-4: the interior of the auto shop expansion is being painted. External siding panels are nearly completely installed.

    painting of auto shop expansion

    installing external siding to auto shop expansion

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.

    interior view of corner of auto tech expansion

    interior view of auto tech expansion

    exterior of auto tech expansion

    Photos 4-5: white acoustic tile is being installed on the black-painted ceiling in the commons area.

    commons area acoustic ceiling tile installation

    crew members installing acoustic ceiling tile

    Photo 6: plumbing in the restrooms is ready for sink installation.

    restroom plumbing installation

    Photo 7: band uniforms and instruments in the hallway await being moved into rooms in the renovated drama/music building.

    band uniforms and instruments in drama/music building hallway

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.

    portables ready to be trucked out

    portables moving out

    remaining portables

    Photo 4: the commons restrooms are being completely renovated.

    restroom under construction

    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).

    painting of commons ceiling

    painting of commons ceiling

    Photos 7-8: crew members continue to finish the connections between the main building and the auto tech expansion.

    auto tech expansion facing into main building

    facing into the auto 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.

    dismantling portable building

    securing portable building for move-out

    Photo 3: the student parking lot has been emptied and ready for re-paving.

    aerial view of student parking lot

    Photo 4-6: renovations in the commons continue.

    view of commons renovations (facing north)

    view of commons renovations (facing south)

    working in the restroom area

May 18, 2020

May 12, 2020

  • Photos 1-2: utility trenches in the bathrooms have been filled as renovations in the commons area continue.

    utility trenches filled

    commons area renovations

    Photo 3: furniture and computer equipment are being moved into the technology education classrooms.

    technology education classroom

    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.

    view toward the existing auto tech area

    interior view of the shop doors installed in the expansion

    Photo 6: the fire access road has been paved.

    paved fire access road

May 5, 2020

  • Photos 1-3: the auto tech expansion continues as siding and roofing are being installed.

    siding installation

    inside the expansion

    aerial view of auto tech expansion area

    Photos 4-5: grading on the fire access road is nearly finished as crews prepare the forms for paving.

    aerial view of fire access road construction

    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.

    commons area under renovation

    trenching in bathroom area

    bookkeeper's office under renovation

    classroom under renovation

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.

    floor tile removal in commons area

    commons area renovations

    bathroom demolition

    Photo 4: work continues on the auto tech expansion.

    auto tech expansion work

    Photo 5: construction has started on the emergency/fire access road that extends from Palmire Court to the auto tech area.

    fire access road construction

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.

    renovated science lab

    renovated math classroom

    renovated math/science building corridor

    Photo 4: crew members are beginning to install the outside framing on the auto tech expansion, over the building sheathing.

    auto tech expansion framing

    Photos 5-6: excavation has begun for the emergency fire access road that runs from the auto tech expansion to SE Palmire Ct.

    fire access road excavation

    fire access road excavation equipment

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.

    sheathing installation

    Photos 2-7: renovation work is ahead of schedule in the:

    Math/science building

    science lab cabinetry re-installation

    math/science building hallway

    Language arts building

    language arts classroom

    language arts building hallway

    Drama/music building

    band room

    choir room

    Photo 8: the media center has some nice armchairs for reading relaxation.

    armchairs in media center

March 31, 2020

  • Photo 1: the cafeteria floor has been refurbished, and the underlying concrete polished to a reflective sheen.

    refurbished cafeteria floor

    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.

    language arts building hallway

    language arts building classroom

    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.

    drama/music building hallway

    band room

    choir room

    theatre dressing room

    Photos 8-9: remodeling work continues in the math/science building.

    math/science building hallway

    science lab cabinetry installation

    Photo 10: framing continues in the expansion of the auto tech area.

    auto tech area expansion

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.

    remodeled choir room

    remodeled dressing room

    remodeled theater room

    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.

    math/science building hallway

    remodeled science classroom

    Photos 6-7: work in the language arts building is nearing completion, expected by early May.

    remodeled language arts building hallway

    remodeled language arts classroom

    Photo 8: the new fire access road off of SE Palmire Court.

    fire access road

    Photo 9: this aerial view of the auto tech expansion shows completion of the roof base.

    aerial view of auto tech expansion

March 12, 2020

  • Photo 1: in the technical education classrooms, overhead power has been installed.

    tech ed classroom

    Photo 2: framing has been constructed for the automotive technology program expansion.

    auto tech expansion

    Photos 3 and 4: cabinetry is being moved into classrooms, and overhead HVAC and ceiling work continues in the math and science building.

    cabinetry installed in math/science classroom

    exposed ceiling and HVAC ductwork in math/science building hallway

Feb. 17, 2020

  • Photos 1-3: Crew members work on electrical in hallways of drama/music building.

    hallways of drama/music building

    hallways of drama/music building.

    hallways of drama/music building.

  • Photos 1 and 2: drywall is being installed and HVAC work continues in the language arts building.

    drywall in language arts classroom

    construction in language arts corridor

    Photo 3: insulation has been added to math and science classrooms.

    renovation of math and science classroom

    Photo 4: drywall is being added to the science labs.

    renovation of science lab

    Photo 5: the foundation for the auto tech expansion is being prepped.

    foundation prep for auto tech expansion

    Photo 6: new, welcoming furniture has been added to the main office lobby.

    main office lobby furniture

Jan. 31, 2020

  • Photos 1 and 2: workers assemble the concrete forms for the 2,000 sq. ft. expansion of the auto tech area.

    assembling concrete forms for auto tech area expansion

    construction area for auto tech area expansion

    Photos 3 and 4: renovations under way in the math and science building.

    renovation of math and science classroom

    renovation of math and science building corridor

    Photos 5 and 6: renovations under way in the language arts building.

    renovation of language arts classroom

    renovation of language arts building corridor

    Photos 7 and 8: renovations under way in the drama/music building.

    renovation of drama/music classroom

    renovation of drama/music rehearsal room

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.

    building hallway renovations

    HVAC ductwork exposed overhead

    Photos 3 and 4: math and science classroom renovations

    science classroom renovation begun

    classroom renovation #2

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.

    exterior view of creative arts building

    renovated classroom #4

    furniture move into classroom #4

    renovated classroom #2

    renovated classroom #6

    renovated classroom #1

    renovated classroom #3

Nov. 7, 2019

  • All the "Spartan Estates" portables are in place to provide temporary classrooms during phases 3 and 4.

    aerial view of portables

    Phase 2 work in the creative arts building is nearing completion.

    remodeled creative arts classroom

    early childhood education classroom

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.

    move-in of furniture into media center

    social studies classroom with furniture

    freshly-painted hallway in social studies building

    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.

    nearly-completed creative arts classroom

    creative arts classroom nearing completion

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.

    media center remodeling nearly complete

    Photos 2 and 3: in the creative arts building, the exposed concrete floors are being polished to a fine gleam.

    concrete floor polishing in creative arts classroom

    the concrete floor shines in a creative arts classroom

    Photos 4 and 5: the social sciences building looks almost-new inside as renovations continue.

    social sciences building hallway

    nearly-finished social sciences classroom

    Photo 6: portables continue to be delivered to provide temporary classrooms during phase 3 and 4 construction.

    portable building delivery

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:

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. 15, 2019

  • Phase 1 work:

    Furniture has begun to be moved into the business education classrooms

    furniture moved into business education classroom

    HVAC ducts are being installed in the gym

    installing HVAC ductwork in gym

    Casework outlines the reception area in the administration building

    casework installed in administration offices

    Phase 2 work:

    Spaces in the media center are being sheetrocked

    continued construction in media center

    The trench has been filled and work continues on seismic reinforcement of the creative arts building walls

    construction in creative arts building

    seismic reinforcement in creative arts building walls

    Exposed ceilings in the social sciences building show HVAC ducts and conduit that will be worked on

    exposed ceilings in social sciences building

Aug. 9, 2019

  • Phase 1 work

    Finishes in the Business Education building classrooms

    finishing business education classroom

    Remodeling of the administration offices

    remodel of administration offices

    Roofing work over the cafeteria building

    roofing work over cafeteria building

    HVAC ductwork awaiting installation in the gym

    HVAC ductwork awaiting installation in gym

    Remodeling of the new weight room (former health education classrooms)

    new weight room remodeling

    Phase 2 construction:

    Media Center

    construction work in media center

    Creative Arts building

    construction work in creative arts building

Aug. 1, 2019

  • Phase 1 work:

    Conversion of health classrooms into a new weight room continues

    weight room construction

    Renovation of the main office

    main office renovation

    Renovation of the gym foyer

    gym foyer renovation

    Woodshop renovation is nearly complete.

    woodshop renovation

    Phase 2 work

    Media center remodeling is underway

    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


  • Nov. 21, 2019 - phase 2 is substantially complete.

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  • Oct. 11, 2019 - Work schedule compressed; portables to be temporarily placed on site to accelerate renovations.

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  • Aug. 30, 2019 - phase 1 is substantially complete.

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  • 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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