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Sustainable and Resilient School Design

Implementing the Beaverton School District Resilience Plan

Apr 19, 2017

In February 2013, the Oregon Seismic Safety Policy Advisory Commission published The Oregon Resilience Plan, which outlines the risks and challenges facing Oregonians from the inevitable Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake. The Beaverton School District, which is currently executing a $680 million bond program approved by voters in May 2014, sponsored a community-wide effort to translate the concepts of the Oregon Resilience Plan into forward-thinking design criteria, which exceed code requirements for new school buildings.

On April 28th, be sure to join Interface Principal David Chesley and members of the design team as they provide an overview of the District’s bond program and discuss motivations for the resilience work, including criteria selected and cost impacts. It will also use the newly completed middle school at Timberland as a design case study. Designed on a very tight timeline with an inflexible budget, Timberland middle school is an innovative, sustainable and resilient building that is 62 percent more efficient than a standard school building of its size, and fully capable of functioning as a community emergency shelter post-disaster.

WHEN: Friday, April 28 | Presentation: 9 am - 11 am
WHERE: Ecotrust Building | 721 NW 9th Ave., Portland, OR 97209

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