Portland Public Schools Modernization

In the fall of 2021, Leodis V. McDaniel High School (formerly Madison) will reopen as a fully modernized, 292,000 SF facility with a capacity for 1,700 students. Over 170,000 SF of new construction, including two theaters, a student commons, and two gyms will blend seamlessly with the original mid-century modern buildings. MacDonald-Miller’s scope of work encompasses the new building automation (BAS) Systems and controls integration.

“We applaud the awesome work of our Control Technicians, Brandon Dolan and Eric Bell, who have navigated this complex project. It is one of the largest VRF Systems we have worked on in Portland (over 200 VRF units), which entailed integrating the VRF System with the Honeywell BAS. It’s a great project when you have that kind of teamwork,” noted Ed Manning, MacMiller Engineer/Project Manager.

We’ve built upon lessons learned and past success at two previous Portland Public School Modernizations, Grant High School and Faubion PK-8. And, we’re currently halfway to completion with Lincoln High School, slated to be finished in 2022. We truly look forward to working on the next PPS project that’s awarded to our team.

This 21st century learning environment will provide Portland’s most diverse student population, who speak over 30 languages, with new facilities, programs and opportunities for success. The school was designed through a multi-year planning and design effort that gathered the ideas of hundreds of staff, students, and community stakeholders. This was accomplished through a series of listening sessions, public meetings and hands-on interactive workshops in order to create a campus that will inspire and support students and staff for decades to come.

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