Woodburn High School consists of 4 small school academies that coexist within one building. However, the campus found itself in need of additional classrooms after a fire destroyed over 20,000 square feet of classroom space. In 2021, OHPD designed two new buildings for the campus: a new Career & Technical Education (CTE) addition and a standalone 2-story classroom building addition. OHPD designed these new buildings to foster and celebrate a variety of different learning environments, including wood and metal shops, media production, robotics, science labs, general education classrooms, and extended learning spaces.
The Woodburn High School project required a conditional use process to align future renovations with city code. Through this process, the team identified an opportunity to interlink the project’s immediate needs with an identified need for an overarching campus master plan, so Deb France and the OHPD team developed a master plan alongside the proposed process, all while staying within budget. The resulting master plan, created in partnership with Woodburn School District, provides clear guidance for campus' future.
The new CTE addition to Woodburn High School was specified by the revised master plan to function as a basis for future growth and potential opportunities for renovation. Combining this conditional use assessment process with the development of a master plan allowed for more efficient and valuable use of project team expertise, saving the district valuable time and money. This work provided an essential baseline for future phases of this project and provides guidance for Woodburn High School’s growth in coming years.