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COMPETITION: INSPIRATIONS AWARDS

"The design and the school's teaching approach work together
to make an undeniable impact on the lives of students."
-Dustin Furseth, senior associate, Holst

A central, cascading
bleacher stair of reclaimed
wood anchors both floors
and allows the school to
come together as a
community (above).
Large windows in the
classrooms and skylights
in the central atrium allow
daylight to flood the
building (right).

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Winner $3,000 grant
Project The Open School
Where Portland, Oregon
Designer Holst Architecture
Open School East's mission is to prepare students who have
struggled in traditional public school for success in college, career,
and community. The school serves grades 7-12 in Portland's
Rockwood neighborhood-one of the city's most diverse and lowest
income areas-with a program designed to inspire.
Featuring 11 classrooms, two science labs, an art studio,
and administrative spaces, the warm, light-filled building was
designed to evoke the feel of a university building and reinforce
the school's belief in support and openness. "We wanted our students
to walk into a space that looked more like a college than a traditional
middle or high school," says Terry Johnson, executive director,
The Open School. "Our goal is to empower every student to believe
that they can go much further in life than just high school graduation."
The school's mission to eliminate race and poverty as
predictors of student success inspired the building's wayfinding.
The space is punctuated by inspirational quotes and the entrance
of each classroom features a black-and-white portrait of a hero
who was an advocate for social justice and equality.
Unlike a traditional high school, Open School East offers
small class sizes with two adults in every class, and a focus on social
justice and wrap-around services. The school opened for the 2016
school year with 135 students in grades 7-9 and plans to add another
grade level each year to serve a total of 270 students.

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