Rosa Parks Elementary is part of a multi-phase HOPE VI redevelopment project in the Portsmouth neighborhood in Portland. A unique partnership between the Housing Authority of Portland, the PortlandPublicSchool District, the Boys and Girls Club of Portland and Portland Parks & Recreation resulted in the development of a community campus within the New Columbia neighborhood. The community campus involved the construction of the school and a Boys and Girls Club.
The building is two stories, with a total of 67,297 SF. Certified as a Gold project under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program, the New Columbia community campus incorporated “green building” techniques throughout construction. WALSH’s team faced the challenges posed by inclement weather and a fast-track schedule to deliver the project on budget and schedule in time for the beginning of the 2006-2007 school year.