Location

Cloverdale, OR

SCALE

17,174 Sq Ft

Completion

2023

Client

Nestucca Valley School District

OWNER’S REPRESENTATIVE

OTAK/Day CPM

ENGINEER

ZCS Engineering & Architecture

Like many rural areas, the Nestucca region of the Oregon Coast faces challenges in providing diverse and accessible educational opportunities for its youth. Nestucca Valley School District’s (NVSD) recently completed new Career Technical Education (CTE) Center seeks to address this gap by offering hands-on opportunities for technical and vocational education tailored to meet the evolving needs of students and industries alike.

Nestucca CTE Center is a bold and forward-thinking facility to revitalize vocational education and workforce development in the region.

To meet the forward-thinking client’s goals, the building needed to be flexible and adaptable; having the ability to build a tiny home or trailer in the space and provide courses that varied from virtual welding simulators to a full-scale wood shop. With those goals in mind, the team set out to design and build a fully enclosed CTE building that would allow the spaces to be used with flexibility, providing courses and training for students.

As the first step in the project, our team demolished an existing decrepit building onsite that formerly housed the CTE program. We had to be innovative from the beginning of this project because we took away their old space and were building a new space – so we brought the kids over to help learn as part of the entire process. Our Project Superintendent went every Saturday on his own time and helped to teach the CTE students throughout the entire project process.

A primary driver was that the building must be expandable and flexible to adapt quickly to changes in industry driving changes in the CTE program. Set behind the existing high school building for easy student and instructor access, a pre-engineered metal building (PEMB) was erected with a smaller “building within a building” constructed with a wood-framed second story inside the metal shell. This approach provided the warmth of natural wood and was more cost-effective as the price for lumber was declining while at the same time the cost of steel was increasing.

The team never loses sight of the fact that all decisions in a school district are made with the intent of betterment for kids, and O’Brien company does what needs to be done in order to create a quality, rewarding product for students and community.

Misty Wharton, superintendent, nestucca valley school district

Yamhill Carlton High School Tiger Dome Addition

Location

Cloverdale, OR

SCALE

40,745 Sq Ft

Service

General Contracting

Program

Public Works

Completion

2021

Teams

O’Brien & Company

Day CPM

DLR Group

ZCS Engineering & Architecture

We had the opportunity to complete the Tiger Dome Project for the Yamhill Carlton High School. The project initially began in 2016 and was halted, and we helped bring the project to the finish line.

The Tiger Dome is the school’s gym where students, faculty, and families gather to enjoy competitive sports from on and off the stands. Playing sports can teach many life lessons such as teamwork, accountability, self-confidence, responsibility, and self-discipline. Sports in school help prepare students to face the challenges of life, and they enhance physical and mental abilities of students which helps them achieve their goals. We were reminded of these benefits when building out this project among the many other gyms we renovated for coastal schools.

The build out involved installation and finish of interior wall coverings, full installation of rough-in plumbing and plumbing fixtures for restrooms, sinks, and showers, installation of lighting systems, data cables, and any required fire alarm system, and installation of lockers and locker room seating areas.

Tillamook East Elementary

Location

Garibaldi, OR

SCALE

28,300 Sq Ft

Service

Construction Management/

General Contracting

Program

Public Works

Completion

2019

Teams

O’Brien & Company

ZCS Engineering and Architecture

More than 1,000 school buildings are at a high or very high risk of collapse in an earthquake, according to a 9-year-old Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries survey.

With many school buildings on the Oregon Coast, they are older structures and may not be safe for the students and faculty especially should an earthquake or tsunami ever occur.

Luckily, the school districts took action and to date, $5,496,977 in bond dollars and $3,861,933 in seismic dollars have been spent district-wide including Tillamook East Elementary.

The CM/GC project involved a large seismic retrofit of school classrooms, offices, the cafeteria, and the gymnasium.

Garibaldi Elementary

Location

Garibaldi, OR

SCALE

28,300 Sq Ft

Service

Construction Management/

General Contracting

Program

Public Works

Completion

2019

Teams

O’Brien & Company

ZCS Engineering and Architecture

In the summer of 2019, we partnered with the Neah-Kah-Nie (NKN) School District on many seismic upgrades to a variety of their schools including Garibaldi Grade School.

What’s particular unique about this project is that about 70% of our Coast team members reside in Tillamook County. Several of those team members have attended NKN school district schools themselves, and 35% have children and/or even grandchildren that are currently attending those schools. With strong ties to this school district, our team took great pride in working on these school projects that directly impacts our coastal community.

The CM/GC project involved a large seismic retrofit of the school gymnasium and the school exterior and became one of our first of many seismic retrofits for that community.

photo from garibaldi day parade

Camp Howard Elsie Franz Finley Welcome Center

Location

Corbett, OR

SCALE

7,000 Sq Ft

Service

General Contracting

Program

Education/Commercial

COST

$2.8 million

Completion

2021

Teams

O’Brien & Company

Soderstrom Architects

The dream of building the Franz Finley Welcome Center at CYO/Camp Howard was made possible by a woman named Elsie Franz Finley who provided the leading gift.

The Franz Finley Welcome Center is in the heart of camp and close to the action. The center contains a health center, year-round offices and meeting space for CYO/Camp Howard staff, public restrooms, and a welcome area to greet all visitors, including rental group members. The building also houses an updated camp store that can be open year-round.

Construction of the new center required the removal of the old shower house and the camp store. The new restroom facilities in these units will include showers, eliminating the need for the 65 year-old shower house.

Elsie blessed Camp Howard and many thousands of youth with her generosity. Her impact will be felt by generations to come. Gone from this earth, Elsie Franz Finley will not be forgotten.
While Elsie passed away in 2018, she will be forever remembered as a pioneering businesswoman, loving wife and sister, friend, community leader and philanthropist.

Process

Location

Cloverdale, OR

SCALE

40,745 Sq Ft

Service

General Contracting

START DATE

2021

Completion

Public Works

Completion

2021

Teams

O’Brien & Company

Day CPM

DLR Group

ZCS Engineering & Architecture

When approached to partner with Nestucca Valley School District again on their large expansion and renovation of the K-8 campus, we were honored. When our team agrees to build an academic facility, we understand the expectation that this project will serve students for the long term.

The project elements included a double gym, administrative offices, staff lounge, media center, kitchen, science and computer labs, breakout areas for both elementary and middle school students, an expansive commons area, etc. The bond also involved improvements to the water system as the students didn’t have access to clean water prior to the renovation, making this one of the most impactful projects we’ve built to date.

The team never loses sight of the fact that all decisions in a school district are made with the intent of betterment for kids, and O’Brien company does what needs to be done in order to create a quality, rewarding product for students and community.

Misty Wharton, superintendent, nestucca valley school district