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.

Get Involved

Public Design Workshops are an important part of the PPS commitment to community ownership of the School Building Improvement Bond work. View each of the design workshop presentations below.

View the FHS schematic design workshop presentation on 3_8_14

View the first MP design workshop (9-21-13) presentation here

View the second MP design workshop (10-26-13) presentation here

Check out the (11-1-13) master plan options for the new Franklin High

View the Rebuild Franklin Open House (11-20-13) presentation here

Design Advisory Group

The Design Advisory Group (DAG) is a group of school and community stakeholder representatives who will help provide feedback for the FHS modernization plans. While DAG members are appointed, the meetings are open to the public.

For more information, please see the DAG charter. Also: FHS DAG Meeting Record #1, FHS DAG Meeting Record #2, FHS DAG Meeting Record #3, FHS DAG Meeting Record #4, FHS DAG Meeting #5, FHS DAG Meeting #6, FHS DAG Meeting #7 FHS DAG Meeting #8 and FHS DAG Meeting #9


Stay Informed

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

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

View the May 6th 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.

Project Schedule

Franklin is now in the design development phase. The two year construction phase is set to begin in the summer of 2015

[View overall Bond program timeline]


Get Connected

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In The News

Students explore bond-related careers March 5, 2014

More than 80 Franklin students learned about construction-related careers while participating in a lively, hands-on competition [Read more]

For more Bond related stories, visit our News and Media page