Franklin Modernization

Southeast Portland's Franklin High School is one of three high schools that will be modernized as part of the School Building Improvement Bond. Franklin's modernization will completely reconfigure and update learning spaces with a focus on indoor environmental quality, sustainability and historic preservation. Learn more about Franklin High School here.

View the Franklin Modernization info-flyer
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The Franklin groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, May 16th at 12:00 Noon

Get Involved

Public Design Workshops Franklin's Design Workshops provided interested citizens, students and school families the opportunity to help shape the master and schematic design plans for the school. View the Design Workshop summaries on the Franklin Modernization Document Archive page.

The Design Advisory Group (DAG) is a group of school and community stakeholder representatives who will help provide feedback for the FHS modernization plans. To view the DAG charter & meeting minutes visit the Franklin Modernization Document Archive page.

Project Schedule

Design development is complete and Franklin is now in the construction documents phase. The two year construction phase is set to begin in the summer of 2015. A groundbreaking ceremony is being scheduled for May 16th

View overall Bond program timeline


Stay Informed

Got questions? Check out the updated Franklin Modernization FAQ's

View the project Value Engineering presentation to the Franklin PTSA on April 8 2015

Franklin High was awarded a $1.3 million dollar grant for seismic rehabilitation. Learn more here.

Have a concern or heard a rumor? Get the facts by contacting the Franklin Project Team here.

Read the Franklin to Marshall Family Advisory Español | Tiếng Việt | 中文 | Русский | Soomaaliga

View the Franklin Master Plan here

View the May 6th 2014 Franklin neighborhood meeting notes

The award winning DOWA-IBI Group/SERA Architects is the project design team for the modernization of Franklin High School. They have extensive experience designing schools and strong focus on creating buildings that inspire our creativity and imagination white maintaining historic integrity. Skanska Construction has been selected as the prime contractor for the modernization. Skanska also has extensive experience in school construction and have won many awards for their educational work.


Get Connected

Get connected to receive updates and events notices. Join the Franklin project mailing list:

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Student Engagement

Watch a video about how PPS involved Franklin students in the Bond project through a Construction Career Day

In The News

Bond projects move toward construction  January 30, 2015

The first modernizations of our comprehensive high schools launch this summer at Franklin and Roosevelt, [Read more]

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