Project: Rosa Parks Elementary School
School District: Portland Public Schools
Location: Portland, Oregon
LEED Gold – Portland’s New Columbia Community Campus
Portland Public Schools public-private partnership includes the Boys & Girls Club, Community Center and K-6 Elementary School. The school’s art, music computer resources and library are shared with the broader community. Students are divided into four ‘neighborhoods’, each containing 125 students.
The building has a number of special feathers and materials included in its design to help create a healthy environment for learning, while using as few resources as possible. Many of the building features are identified by informational signs and include: Carpool & bike parking, displacement ventilation, daylighting, energy efficient windows & sunscreens, native & drought tolerant landscaping, low-flow water fixtures, low VOC paint/carpet/flooring, solar panels, and reflective roof. Rosa Parks ES received a LEED Gold Certification by the US Green Building Council.
- Architect/Interior Design: Dull, Olsen, Weekes Architects
- MEP Engineers: Mazzetti Consulting Engineers
- CMGC Contractor: Walsh Construction
- Owners Representative: Cornerstone Management Group
- Photographs: Gary Wilson