Tigard-Tualatin School District School Bond Program Tigard, Oregon

The Tigard-Tualatin School District’s $350 million bond focuses on facility technology improvements as well as seismic and security upgrades to ensure these schools remain safe and functional for the community. Otak is providing school bond program and project management while overseeing the expansion of new elementary and middle schools, major renovations at each high school, and many other comprehensive and sustainable updates to most of the schools within the district.

Managing a School Bond for District-Wide Technology Upgrades and New Sustainable Facilities

Improvements across the district focus on HVAC updates, roof repairs, and outfitting classrooms and schools with new technology to enhance the creative thinking in the STEM classrooms. As part of expanding their facilities, construction of the new, award-winning Art Rutkin Elementary School adds 75,000 square-feet of space for students. The mass timber building is intentionally designed with a sloped, south-facing roofline to support solar opportunities on the way to pursuing net-zero energy. Altogether, these upgrades and renovations are designed to create an environment that promotes forward thinking, innovation and encourages an education system that serves the community for years to come.

Project Team

“I am inspired by the entrepreneurial, ‘can do’ drive that unifies every individual I’ve met at Otak. We actively pursue ‘better’ whenever possible.”

Sarah Oaks

Director of Project & Construction Management

“I get to work with people who inspire me.”

Cathy Kraus

Senior Project Manager