Submitted by P&C Construction

This unique LEED Gold elementary school in a rural Oregon community was designed to adapt to changing teaching styles, provide the community a gathering space and demonstrate to the construction industry that practical sustainability can cost under $200 a square foot.

Photo: Skyshots Aerial Photography

The project includes rainwater harvesting, a daylight-harvesting lighting control system and photovoltaic roof panels and window awnings. The team even re-used wood sawn from trees removed from clearing the site.

Rather than using one type of construction throughout the entire project, the team reviewed each area and decided on the best and lowest-cost option, whether it be tilt-up concrete, structural steel with steel bar joists and metal deck, or structural steel with wood framing.

A huge outreach effort to solicit local subcontracting firms helped to ensure money would be kept locally while keeping taxpayer’s costs low.

Owner: Scappoose School District
Architect: DLR Group
General Contractor: P&C Construction
Construction Manager: Cornerstone Management Group
Engineers: MGH Associates; DLR Group
Subcontractors: Whitaker Ellis; Advanced Welding & Steel; Columbia Bridge & Iron; SEI Northwest; McCarthy Manufacturing; McDonald & Wetle; TT&L Sheet Metal; Benson Industries; Cosco Fire Protection; Leed Corp.; Global Electric; Prairie Electric