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North Eugene Neighbors Turn Out for School Design

More than 100 attend design meeting to review design concept for new North Eugene High School 

Design is underway for the first new high school to be constructed in the Eugene–Springfield area in more than 50 years. Thanks to voters’ support of the 2018 school bond measure, North Eugene High School is scheduled to open its new building in fall 2023.

Community engagement is a priority for the Eugene School District, and community design open houses are being held for each new school building funded by the bond measure. These public events provide parents, neighbors and other community members with opportunities to learn about and provide feedback on the design of the new schools.

More than 100 community members gathered in North Eugene High School’s cafeteria on January 21 for the first design open house for the new North Eugene High School. The project’s architects, Rowell Brokaw Architects and Opsis Architecture, shared the project timeline, explained where we are in the design process and outlined major upcoming dates. The schematic design phase will be completed in February, followed by the more detailed design development phase.

The architects shared several initial design concepts that were considered and the implications of those various layouts for the school and neighborhood. The preliminary schematic design settled on for the new North Eugene High School features a two-story, energy-efficient building with an enclosed courtyard.

After the presentation, attendees were invited to join the architects and 4J facilities staff at various stations to ask questions and offer feedback on the draft floor plan and site plan. The community input gathered during this design open house will help inform the next steps. A second community open house will be held midway through the design development phase.

Work at the North Eugene site will begin in summer 2020 and the new building will open in fall 2023. The new high school will be designed for safety and security, efficiency and sustainability, and 21st century learning including robust career and technical education programs. It also will serve as a community shelter after a natural disaster, with resiliency upgrades such as key areas built to an upgraded seismic standard. The new school building will be a high-quality learning environment and community asset for generations to come.

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