opsis architecture

The 100,237 sf Jefferson Middle School building was originally constructed in 1957 (with subsequent additions) and is situated on 18 acres near the Westmoreland Community Park. Opsis Architecture, in association with Rowell Brokaw Architects, worked with the Eugene School District to design a 55,000 sf Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math [STE(A)M] classroom addition and to renovate three existing gymnasiums, one of which were converted and split into a Theatre Classroom and Band Room. The completed school has a capacity for 450 students, with expansion capability. The design is organized around a two-story daylit central lobby that addresses parking and a drop-off area to the north as well as the community park and foothills to the south. Public spaces in the east wing (Media Center, Cafeteria, Theatre, Gymnasiums) and learning spaces in the west wing allow the classroom wing to be secured during evening and weekend events. The west wing organizes learning spaces into three parallel, east – west oriented program bars with General Classrooms and Science Classrooms organized along the north and south bars, allowing for efficient controllability of daylighting. The central bar, comprised of the STE(A)M Lab, Art Classroom, multiple Commons areas and a service core, extends above the flanking classroom bars, allowing continuous north and south facing clerestories to bring daylight into the central bar. As the pedagogical and geographical center of the school, the STE(A)M Lab anchors the building and is directly visible from the lobby through ample glazing, allowing students and visitors to glimpse the energy and activity within the Lab. Opsis is the design and programming architect, teamed with Rowell Brokaw, the project’s executive architect.

Stats

  • Size: 55,000 sf Addition
  • Estimated Completion: 2017

Demonstrated Experience

  • Classrooms
  • Theatre
  • Music
  • STE(A)M Program
  • Informal Learning Space
  • Outdoor Assembly Space
  • Jefferson Middle School Renovation and Addition
  • Jefferson Middle School Renovation and Addition
  • Jefferson Middle School Renovation and Addition
  • Jefferson Middle School Renovation and Addition
  • Jefferson Middle School Renovation and Addition
  • Jefferson Middle School Renovation and Addition
  • Jefferson Middle School Renovation and Addition
  • Jefferson Middle School Renovation and Addition
  • Jefferson Middle School Renovation and Addition

Stats

  • Size: 55,000 sf Addition
  • Estimated Completion: 2017

Demonstrated Experience

  • Classrooms
  • Theatre
  • Music
  • STE(A)M Program
  • Informal Learning Space
  • Outdoor Assembly Space
 
  • Jefferson Middle School Renovation and Addition
  • Jefferson Middle School Renovation and Addition
  • Jefferson Middle School Renovation and Addition
  • Jefferson Middle School Renovation and Addition
  • Jefferson Middle School Renovation and Addition
  • Jefferson Middle School Renovation and Addition
  • Jefferson Middle School Renovation and Addition
  • Jefferson Middle School Renovation and Addition