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Willamette High School

Bethel Bond Update: 63 Tons And Counting

Construction on Phase 2 of the Willamette High School Science/Office building is going strong now that a 63 ton staircase is in place. Project Manager Pat Bradshaw takes us through the staircase saga, and offers an update on the Malabon and Fairfield school construction projects.

Bethel School Construction Update

The progress has been impressive, and Bethel’s three new school buildings will be move-in ready in a matter of months. Project Manager Pat Bradshaw has an update on the very latest developments at Willamette, Fairfield and Malabon.

Out With The Old

The roof of Willamette's old science building is lifted up and dropped, Just 15 feet from the new science building. The school's new front office will connect to the science building, creating a new face for the campus on Echo Hollow Rd.

The roof of Willamette’s old science building is lifted up and dropped, Just 15 feet from the new science building. The school’s front office will connect to the new science building, creating a modern face for the campus on Echo Hollow Rd.

Willamette’s old science building is coming down quickly.

With everyone moved into the new science classrooms, the old building is being demolished to make-way for the school’s new front office.

See the Architect’s Rendering

Staton Companies is performing the deconstruction, sorting the wood, concrete, metal and other building materials with a goal of a 90% recycling rate.

The new front office – complete with a 90-seat horseshoe-shaped tiered lecture hall – is scheduled to be finished this summer, in time for fall registration.

The project is made possible by the passage of the 2012 Bethel bond measure with a 73% Yes vote.

A Behind-The-Scenes Tour

Project Manager Pat Bradshaw takes the Bethel School Board members through the rapidly changing interior of the Willamette High School Science addition.

Project Manager Pat Bradshaw takes the Bethel School Board members through the rapidly changing interior of the Willamette High School Science addition.

They sent the bond measure to the ballot in 2012, campaigned on its behalf, approved the school designs, and now Bethel’s School Board members have had a chance to see the new schools under construction.

Project Manager Pat Bradshaw led School Board members on a tour of the construction sites of the new Fairfield and Malabon Elementary schools and Willamette’s Science/Office addition.

Bradshaw is providing the Board with regular video updates on the progress, but the changes are happening fast and nothing can take the place of an actual walk-through.

All the construction is expected to be complete by the start of the 2015 school year next September. And all of the work is being funded by the Bethel bond measure, passed two years ago with a 73% yes vote.

Bethel Bond Update: Time Lapse Videos

Construction on Bethel’s two new elementary schools and a high school science/office addition is zooming along. Willamette’s science building is almost completely enclosed, and the roofs should be on the new Fairfield and Malabon schools in a matter of weeks.

Check out the links on the right side Construction Updates column. Project Manager Pat Bradshaw offers regular updates, including some interesting insights into the building projects.

Below is a look at time lapse videos of all three projects. These school buildings are made possible by the generous support of Bethel voters who approved the 2012 Bethel Bond with an incredible 73% Yes vote.


Willamette’s Science Building Takes Shape

The latest time lapse video of the new Willamette science building shows the progress being made. Soon the outside walls will go up and most of the work will take place beyond the view of cameras.

Bond Work Heats Up

The start of summer has signaled a huge amount of work throughout Bethel School District, thanks to the Bethel bond measure. Below are just some of the projects now underway.

Breaking Ground Before Tearing Down

Mayor Kitty Piercy joins Willamette students in throwing some ceremonial dirt at the ground breaking for the WHS Science building.

Mayor Kitty Piercy joins Willamette students in throwing some ceremonial dirt at the ground breaking for the WHS Science building.

Ground breaking has taken place for the new Willamette Science building, just one day before demolition begins on the old front office at Wil-Hi.

Click here to see the building’s design.

Click here to see the demolition on April 17.

The new building will become a point of pride for the community and a land mark entrance to the Willamette campus.

Not only will it be the first LEED certified K-12 building in the Willamette Valley, the new science building will include state of the art classrooms, a horseshoe-shaped lecture hall, and a rooftop 40KW array of solar panels. Phase 2 of the project will replace the current science classrooms with a new front office.

State and local officials, builders, designers, teachers, students and Bethel supporters took part in the ground breaking. They wore hard hats and turned dirt with golden shovels for the ceremony marking the start of Phase 1, which should be ready for students by winter break. Phase 2 – the front office – will be complete by fall 2015.

The WHS Science building is made possible by the Bethel bond measure, which passed with a 73% Yes vote.

Vacant Building Readies For Demolition

The reception area in in the old front office at Willamette is vacant, ready to be demolished and replaced with new science classrooms.

The reception area in the old front office at Willamette is vacant, ready to be demolished and replaced with new science classrooms.

Willamette High School’s front office will soon make way for the school’s new state of the art science classrooms.

The office was vacated in a massive move during spring break, with most of the services temporarily located in the school’s former sewing classroom and Business building.

Demolition crews will be removing all asbestos from the old office and the building will then be torn down, leaving the current science classrooms intact. Groundbreaking for the new science classrooms will take place Tuesday, April 15th.

Once the new science classrooms are built, the current science classrooms will be torn down to make way for the Willamette’s new front office addition.