Bond Update: New Brookwood Elementary Virtual Tour
February 8, 2019 - Take a look inside the new Brookwood Elementary School! DLR Group, the architect for the project, has produced avirtual tour so you can get a preview of the school before construction begins (note that the actual finishes and fixtures may differ at construction time).
Construction is expected to begin in May 2019 and conclude in August 2020, with the new school opening for the 2020-21 school year. Students will continue attending the existing school through the end of the 2019-20 school year while the new building is being constructed (the construction site will be fenced off from public access). Once school is out, the existing school will be demolished to make way for the remaining construction of the parent/bus dropoff areas and play fields in summer 2020.
A groundbreaking ceremony is being planned for the end of April 2019. We also expect to hold a farewell ceremony before the existing school’s demolition in June 2020.
The new Brookwood design will serve as the template for future new schools in North Plains (opening Sept. 2021) and South Hillsboro (Sept. 2022), with site-based modifications as needed. A special benefit of these projects is that the gymnasium -- as with all new gyms being built under the bond -- will meet “immediate occupancy” seismic requirements and be available as a community shelter after a major earthquake.
Project updates will be regularly posted tohillsboro-bond.org -- check back often to see how construction is progressing with Brookwood and all the other buildings undergoing renovations through the bond.