opsis architecture

The Opsis | Dao team provided the master plan vision to fully redevelop Madison High School’s minimally renovated 1955 campus. Located in Northeast Portland, the 290,000 sf school has one of the most diverse student populations in the state, presenting unique challenges and opportunities. Students at Madison speak over 30 languages and bring the richness of cultures inherent in those languages. While the school is a tight-knit community, it struggles with an almost 30% absentee rate, with the majority of those students coming from low-income families. Getting those kids and their families engaged in the project was critical for the master planning engagement effort.

The master plan was developed through an interactive, hands-on workshop process with the diverse community-based planning committee. The vision of the master plan was to fully redevelop the campus as an interactive and engaging learning environment that prepares students to be agile and adaptable in the 21st century global setting and to meet real-world problems with creative solutions. Significant new additions include a new school commons and makerspace lab that present a new front door to the school. A new STEM wing and new library will create community “beacons” on the hilltop setting of the school, and a wrap-around services wing will provide valuable school-based community support systems. At the heart of the school, a new three-story crossroads atrium will be cut through the existing structure to create new connections between students and programs. A south-facing set of learning gardens will be connected to the STEM wing to support the schools innovative sustainable agriculture program.

Read the Master Plan here.

  • Madison High School Master Plan
  • Madison High School Master Plan
  • Madison High School Master Plan
  • Madison High School Master Plan
  • Madison High School Master Plan
  • Madison High School Master Plan
  • Madison High School Master Plan
  • Madison High School Master Plan
  • Madison High School Master Plan
  • Madison High School Master Plan
  • Madison High School Master Plan
  • Madison High School Master Plan
 
  • Madison High School Master Plan
  • Madison High School Master Plan
  • Madison High School Master Plan
  • Madison High School Master Plan
  • Madison High School Master Plan
  • Madison High School Master Plan
  • Madison High School Master Plan
  • Madison High School Master Plan
  • Madison High School Master Plan
  • Madison High School Master Plan
  • Madison High School Master Plan
  • Madison High School Master Plan