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Beaverton Schools

Tumwater Middle School

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Opened September 2016 
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$61,371,000 Budget
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166,000 sq. ft. 
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1,100 Student Capacity 

Construction Photos

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Exterior courtyard
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Commons area
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32 Classrooms + 9 Additional Teaching Spaces 
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Natural Light & Fresh Air

Abundant natural light and constant fresh outside air to all classrooms

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Seismic Reinforcement 
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Campus Design 
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Large Venue for School & Community Events 

Centrally located gym, commons and courtyard

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State of the Art HVAC Systems

Efficient heating & cooling


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Enhanced Security 
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Building is a Learning Tool
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Used as a Swing School
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Learning Technology


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Solar Panels 

Generate 172 kW-hours

On September 6, 2016, the new middle school building in the Timberland development opened its doors to students. The building was designed by Mahlum Architects and built by Skanska USA.

Between 2016 to 2021, the building served as a "swing school," while three elementaries and one option school were torn down and rebuilt. Vose was the first to occupy the building followed by Hazeldale, William Walker and the Arts & Communication Magnet Academy (ACMA).

The school cost $61-million dollars to build. It's deemed an essential Risk Category IV facility as outlined in the BSD Resilience Plan. The school contains seismic bracing designed to withstand an earthquake as well as a generator with extra fuel capacity, allowing the facility to serve as an emergency shelter in the aftermath of a natural disaster. 

The District worked with designers to make the building a learning tool; for example, a steel x-brace was left exposed to allow students to see how the building was built to withstand an earthquake. In addition, hundreds of solar panels were installed on the roof, generating more than 129,000 kWh per year. An interactive solar kiosk, courtesy of the Bonneville Environmental Foundation, uses a secure iPad to display solar data. Also located on the roof, an innovative weather monitoring station allows students to monitor wind speed and direction.

Time Lapse Video of Construction

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Architect: mahlum architects

Contractor: skanska usa