Construction Wrap-Up: May 2014

It’s almost the end of the month and a lot of progress has been made at Washington High School.  We’re happy to announce that our first model suite is available for viewing.  As we envisioned, theseRead more →

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Progress Report: Window Restoration

The windows at Washington High School are a major character-defining feature and a big part of the work being done on the building.  The exterior painting of the sashes has progressed significantly and looks great withRead more →

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Steel Heads to the Roof

This week there was a crane onsite to fly a delivery of steel up onto the roof of Washington High School.  This steel will be used to construct the roof deck and the racks for theRead more →

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Progress Report: New Restrooms

There isn’t a lot of “new construction” in this historic buildings, but we are building new bathrooms.  The original bathrooms were too small and too inefficient to support the new uses in this building.  With theRead more →

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Progress Report: Windows & Masonry

Beautiful spring weather was the perfect backdrop to our construction progress  at Washington High School.  The building’s exterior is looking like a polished jewel now that the masonry and terracotta have been cleaned and the historicRead more →

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Construction Update: April 2014

Each day we witness further transformation of Washington High School. It’s an exciting process and things change rapidly from one day to the next. This month Bremik has been working on constructing the new elevator shaftRead more →

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Filling in the Cracks: Terracotta Repairs at Washington High School

Photo of terracotta repairs at Washington High School in Portland, OR

No doubt, Washington High School is a striking and magnificent piece of architecture.  However, upon close examination, it has clearly suffered from abuse and neglect over the years.  It is particularly sad to see the amountRead more →

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“You don’t know what’s inside the building until you get there.”

The DJC featured Washington High School on the cover of their February 26th addition.  This story is particularly interesting in that it features one of Bremik’s foremen, who is a graduate of Washington High.  It’s greatRead more →

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In the News: Craig Kelly is DJC Newsmaker; discusses Washington High School Project

Photos of Craig Kelly at Washington High School, Portland Oregon

Venerable’s President Craig Kelly was named a DJC Newsmaker for 2013.  Here is the article they ran, highlighting the efforts of Venerable and PacTrust in making the Washington High School project a reality: As renovation ofRead more →

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Linus Pauling: Notable Washington High School “Graduate”

linus pauling gets diploma from washington high school in portland in 1962

My father, who died when I was nine years old, had recognized that I had an unusual interest in reading and in obtaining knowledge. It is my opinion that the many excellent teachers I had contributedRead more →

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