Husky Elementary

Husky Elementary nurtures student learning and growth through its compassionate community of students, parents, and staff. Students learn in a motivating and challenging environment comprised of a supportive staff who respects each child.

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Project Information

What's Happening Now

The Husky Elementary bond project recently passed an important milestone! You can join in the celebration by watching our Husky Topping Out video here!

August, 2021

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December, 2020

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August, 2020

June, 2020

DLR Group is working on an addendum that will address design modifications that are needed to bring the project within budget. These modifications include revisions to the exterior cladding system and the ceiling finish inside the building.

Going hand in hand with the addendum is the return of the plan check response to the City. DLR expects to wrap up their response in early June.

DLR has also been working on a separate PIPC (Public Improvement by Private Contractor) project for the development of public street, curb, sidewalk, traffic signal, storm drain, sanitary sewer, and new water line connections. The PIPC project requires the designs to be documented on separate drawing sets, separately submitted, reviewed, and permitted through the City’s Engineering Department. The Husky PIPC was resubmitted to the City to address City review comments, and approved drawings are anticipated in early June.

Fortis has been working with CSD and Wenaha to relocate three of the four modular classrooms.  These modular classrooms are scheduled to be relocated during the summer so they may be back online prior to the start of the next school year. Fortis will be soliciting subcontractor bids this month. With the construction of the new school on the east field, the team is working through viable options for temporary play areas. Permitting is underway and is being coordinated with the City of Corvallis.

May, 2020

Fortis is working diligently through value engineering options for Lincoln that will be copied for Husky.  They continue to coordinate with the team for timing of bid documents being issued and to establish a bid date, currently targeted for early summer.

The modular classroom relocation design and engineering has begun with an application for permit to be forthcoming in the next couple of weeks. The relocation of the existing modular classrooms is anticipated to occur over the summer, ready for return to school for the 2020-2021 year.

With construction of the new school on the east field, CSD is working through viable options for play areas.

Permitting is underway and is being coordinated with the City of Corvallis.

DLR Group is working with the team on cost reduction opportunities.

Archaeological Investigations Northwest (AINW) has submitted an Archaeological Permit Application to SHPO requesting authorization to perform shovel testing at Husky prior to excavation activities.

April, 2020

The sitework early work GMP proposal has met estimate guidelines and is recommended for approval.

Fortis is coordinating with the modular subcontractor for permitting of the temporary relocation.

The team continues to review logistics and phasing opportunities to maximize coordination with CSD.

Permit comments from the City have been received and DLR is developing a response to resubmit by the end of April.

AINW will perform a pedestrian survey of the new construction site to determine if archaeological resources are present on the ground surface and / or to identify high probability areas where subsurface archaeological deposits may be present.

March, 2020

February, 2020: Fortis is receiving and reviewing bids for Sitework

Fortis is receiving and reviewing bids for Sitework at this time. Fortis continues to develop the cost estimates based on the current level of CD documents. However, for Husky Elementary, the remaining scopes will bid later in the year. Phasing plans are being developed to account for logistics, sequencing, and minimizing the impacts to ongoing operations at the existing elementary school.

The Land Use package was resubmitted as a Planned Development (PD) to accommodate the 4th LDO (Land Development Option) for reduced setback at the gymnasium. The Planning Commission Hearing date is scheduled for March 4.

The team is actively working to complete the designs for the Bid Set to be issued February 24.

January, 2020: Cost Estimate in Development

Fortis continues to develop the estimate based on the current documents. They will procure the sitework scope in February. The remaining scopes will bid later in the year.

Corvallis Building Department review is ongoing, with first round of comments pending Land Use Approval. The Planning Commission Hearing date is anticipated to take place on February 19.

The design team is collaborating with the contractor in preparation for the Bid Set, currently scheduled for issuance on February 24.

December, 2019: Design and Permitting

Fortis Construction is developing the 100% Design Development estimate and continuing to develop interest in the subcontractor community. The work on the site and other key trades will bid in Q2 and Q3 2020. Preliminary phasing plans have been developed and are being reviewed and modified to account for logistics, sequencing, and minimizing impact to ongoing operations at the existing elementary school.

DLR and the design team met with the City of Corvallis Building Department for a Permit Pre-Application Meeting.  An Updated Land Use Package was submitted for approval as a Planned Development. The City of Corvallis Planning Commission Hearing date is anticipated to take place in February of 2020.

Interior finishes, tile patterns, and color selections are being refined, and the design teams are collaborating to make adjustments before submitting for permit by the end of December.

Phasing and logistics plans are being developed to ensure a safe project with minimal disruptions. Considerations will include moving existing modular classrooms on-site for use during construction, parking and student drop off circulation, fencing to separate construction work from school operations and outside activities, and developing temporary playground enhancements.

November, 2019: Fortis Construction Selected

Fortis Construction was selected as the CM/GC contractor for Husky Elementary. They will be reviewing the design documents and putting together an estimate to reconcile with the budget.

Construction Documents (CD) phase is underway. 

Initial land use submission has been made and we are working on responses for the Planning staff.  A City of Corvallis Planning Commission meeting is expected to take place in mid-December.

A Husky Neighborhood meeting, co-hosted by Ward 8 City Councilor Ed Junkins was held November 5 at the school.  DLR architects and Husky Principal Anna Marie Gosser showed designs and answered questions.

October, 2019: CM/GC Contractor procurement process is underway

Design Development is approaching 100%.  The district, Wenaha, JLD Estimating and DLR Group are reviewing estimates and designs to reconcile with the budget. The initial land use submission has been made to the City of Corvallis and we are waiting for Planning Department feedback prior to final submission.

The team will begin the construction documents (CD’s) phase of design. The CM/GC contractor procurement process is underway with award targeted for mid-November.

August, 2019: Design Development Nearing Completion

Design Development is approaching 90%.  The bond team will be reviewing these documents and JLD Estimating will prepare cost estimates.  Work is underway to develop the package for the City of Corvallis Planning Department submission.

July, 2019: Summer Design Work

Design Development is in process. Focus groups with teachers, administrators and specialists took place in June to inform the design team’s summer work. This input was used as designs were developed and will be reported back to the Focus Groups after the summer break. The Husky site plan is fairly solid and we’re developing for Planning Department submission. The driveway will align with Aspen Street.

The Husky Design Advisory Committee will have meeting #4 on August 21.

May, 2019: Design Advisory Committee Meeting #3

The Husky DAC met for the third time on May 1, 2019. An update on the design process is as follows:

  • The new building will include three classrooms for each grade level, larger classrooms for preschool and kindergarten, 1st grade,  music room, collaboration and support spaces, and an art and science classroom.
  • The original idea was to use a prototype design for both Husky and Lincoln for cost efficiencies. The district has decided that buildings won’t be identical but there will be some similarities between schools and there will be design aspects that are different depending on the needs of the school. (Overall similar feel to the building.)
  • Two possible site strategies were reviewed with a focus on the parking entry driveway.  Option 1 shows alignment with Aspen. Option 2 shows a 150’ offset east of Aspen. There are currently 37 parking spaces, the site plans include approximately 60 parking spots and a drive through loading zone for buses and student drop-off. Volume of traffic during pick up and drop off continues to be a topic of discussion. A traffic study is being conducted. View the site concepts HERE.
  • Field space and playground areas are a priority.  A location for the school butterfly garden or shade garden is a priority.

February, 2019: Design process

A civil engineer has toured the site. Design is in progress and first Core Team meetings are underway.

Activities scheduled for next quarter include City of Corvallis land use and permitting meetings, as well as site observation for wetlands on the site.

January, 2019: Husky Design Advisory Committee

The design advisory committee will begin meeting in January. Committee members include Michael Baker, Peter Banwarth, Svetlana Dascaliuc, Brian Haley, Marcy Hermens, Victor Hsu, Cara Miller, Melissa Miller, Kari Morrow, Stephanie Raleigh, Amy Sampson, Yan Wang, principal Anna Marie Gosser, and a representative from district staff.

This committee will ensure that the values of the school community are represented in the design process.

November & December, 2018: Architect Review and Site Surveying

Pre-design work at Husky is taking place including a site walk-through by the architect team. The site is also being surveyed as part of the pre-design process.

November 5, 2018: Design Advisory Committees

Site-based committees for Husky Elementary will be announced and meetings with the architects will begin soon after. These committees will serve as advisors to the design professionals and will continue at least through the life of the project at Husky.

Project Timeline

Husky Elementary Bond Project Timeline

Bond Projects at Husky

Husky Elementary was built in 1968. Husky’s current enrollment is 391, with its capacity at 404.

Construction icon transparent background Replace School on Current Property

  • Construct on the east side of the current property
  • Students will continue to attend Husky Elementary during construction

Security camera icon transparent background Safety & Security Improvements

  • New emergency communications system
  • Built to current seismic safety codes
  • Well-designed parking and site circulation

Light bulb icon transparent background Sustainability

  • Sustainable design
  • Maximize daylighting
  • Install energy efficient building systems

Computer icon transparent background Modern Educational Spaces

  • Learning spaces for small group, collaboration, and project based learning
  • Outdoor learning including school garden and outdoor play areas
  • Separate multi-purpose dining commons and gymnasium


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