Adams Elementary

Adams Elementary is a caring community that focuses on empowering students to become lifelong learners through its balanced and comprehensive curriculum.

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Project Information

What's Happening Now

September, 2021

August, 2021

June, 2021

May, 2021

April, 2021

March, 2021

February, 2021

December, 2020

October, 2020

September, 2020

August, 2020

June, 2020

DLR Group is about a third of the way through the Design Development process. At this stage of the process the architects are fine tuning room dimensions and adjacencies. The architects have also begun to focus on color and finish selections for the interior spaces.

DLR Group presented an updated plan at its most recent core team meeting. This plan has also been shared with staff, and on May 26 it was also presented to the Design Advisory Committee for review and comment.

May, 2020

DLR Group has completed Schematic Design phase after slowing for about a month due to challenges presented both by COVID19 and alignment of the design and budget. Work on the Design Development phase begins immediately.

Fortis is currently providing preconstruction services for the “JAWs” project – Jefferson, Adams, and Wilson elementary schools.  In the last month, updated cost models were presented in an effort to compare the bond promise with construction budgets.  This process is critical as we pass through Schematic Design and into Design Development of the Construction Documents.  The team will work together as we find creative solutions to constructability challenges and maintaining essential design elements.

Core Team meetings restart after the COVID-19 interruption May 1, albeit remotely.

Foundation Engineering will be starting their geotechnical survey to assist in the design of the addition.

March, 2020

DLR Group submitted a draft version of the schematic design report for this project to the District on February 14. The final version of the schematic design book will be presented to the District on March 6.

Fortis will use the month of March to dive deep into the Schematic Drawings to determine cost impacts, constructability detail reviews, and value-engineering options. This early design period is an essential time to help set the direction for success. Although there are similarities between the schools, each has unique characteristics that deserve special attention. Fortis anticipates issuing a comprehensive cost model for each of the three schools in early April.

Core Team meeting #5 will be held March 6. Principals and Office Managers will provide input on the updated designs for the additions and renovations.

January 31, 2019

DLR Group is working on the Schematic Design phase of the project for work scheduled to start in the spring of 2021. The Design Advisory Committee meeting #1 took place on January 29.

The DAC meetings will be joint meetings between Jefferson, Adams, and Wilson.

The architects will continue design review meetings with CSD staff, principal, teachers, steward, department, maintenance department and IT to coordinate the work.

December 2019, Design Process Begins

This project is being managed in parallel with Jefferson and Wilson. There will be shared design efforts, as well as site-specific work.

Core team (architects, district staff, and building leadership) has met three times, with meeting #3  held December 18. Principals and office managers were reminded of the bond scope and they provided input on the design concepts for the addition and renovation.

November 2019: Design Advisory Committee Meetings to Begin in January

The DLR Group architect team is preparing to initiate the design processes of the next phase of work scheduled for spring of 2021.  Design Advisory Committee members are being sought.

This project is being managed in parallel with Jefferson and Wilson.  There will be shared design efforts, as well as site-specific work.

Core Team meetings (including the bond team and building principals and office managers) kicked off on November 1.  The proposed bond scope was reviewed and input was provided on the initial design concepts for the addition and renovation.

September 2019: Design Process to Begin

Seismic work was completed before the start of the new school year. DLR Group, the project architect, is preparing to initiate the design processes of the next phase of work still scheduled for the spring of 2021. The bond team is working on a plan for community and staff involvement.

August 15, 2019: Seismic Work Continues

Fortis is making great progress with construction activities and remains on track
despite the unforeseen items that come with remodels. Some of the unforeseen items include equipment or ductwork in the way of new seismic braces or clips or heaters/HVAC that needed to be removed off an entire wall length rather than just a small section due to the original construction.

The school office is temporarily relocated to the district central office until late August. This project is still on schedule and within budget.

June 2019: Seismic Upgrade Construction Begins

Adams will be closed from June 21 through August 25 for seismic upgrade construction work.  The office will temporarily be located at the district administration building. Summer hours will be announced.

February, 2019: Site tours and finalizing investigation process

Site tours by the design team are in progress. Additionally, Wenaha Group is finalizing the design engineer’s investigation process with documentation and on-site exploration. Hazardous material sampling and testing has been completed and results are being processed. Seismic upgrade design work is also in progress.

Activities scheduled for next quarter include an investigation regarding possible underground fuel oil tank and continued pre-design.

December 2018: Site walk-throughs completed

Site walk-through by the project team and structural engineers.

October 15, 2018: Seismic Design & Permitting

Bond program managers are currently working on design and permitting for seismic projects to be completed at Adams Elementary this summer.

Project Timeline

Adams Elementary Bond Project Timeline

Bond Projects at Adams

Adams Elementary was built in 1962. Current enrollment is 443, with capacity at 489.

Security camera icon transparent background Safety & Security Improvements

  • Improve seismic safety
  • Replace emergency communication systems
  • Secure front entry and office modifications
  • Improve emergency lighting

Construction icon transparent background Capacity Improvements

  • Add five permanent classrooms
  • Remove three portable classrooms

Light bulb icon transparent background Renovations & Repairs

  • Upgrade mechanical infrastructure including electrical, heating, and plumbing systems
  • Upgrade finishes in hallways and shared spaces including floors, paint, and ceilings
  • Improve ADA accessibility and install energy efficient lighting
  • Replace covered play shelter and relocate school garden

Computer icon transparent background Modern Educational Spaces

  • Renovate two existing classrooms to create collaborative/small group learning areas
  • Create dedicated PE space by adding multi-use cafeteria
  • Dedicate one existing classroom for student support services


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