RBA Selected to Design Eugene 4J Jefferson Middle School
We're happy to announce that Rowell Brokaw Architects, in association with Opsis Architecture of Portland, has been selected to design a new Jefferson Middle School.
As one of three architectural teams selected by the Eugene 4J District to design four separate replacement schools, Rowell Brokaw is looking forward to the challenge of transforming the existing Jefferson Middle School building into a place that enhances learning and supports today's instructional strategies. Some of the initial design concepts include additional space for a STEAM — science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics — program.
This past year, Rowell Brokaw worked to transform a utilitarian building at Churchill High School into a day-lit, flexible STEAM facility that opened in the spring. A video created by a Churchill student tells more of this STEAM remodel story. The facility also provides a new and enhanced space for the Rachel Carson Environmental Science Academy.
The Arts and Technology Academy project is budgeted at $35 million and design is to begin this fall. It continues Rowell Brokaw's successful collaboration with Opsis Architecture. The Register-Guard ran this article on the architect's selection.