Timberland Middle School

The new Beaverton School District middle school may be a $61-million investment, but it’s one that should be paying dividends in short order.

Portland, Oregon

Mahlum Architects

Building Size:

163,000 sf

Project Cost:

$61 million


  • High Performance Building Award: Honorable Mention, Energy Trust of Oregon, 2017

The Timberland Middle School was designed and built with conservation, education, and safety in mind.  The school saves energy in its day-to-day operation thanks to multi-discipline conservation strategies. Students will be able to monitor the output of the PV solar array through an interactive kiosk. Also on the roof with the PV array, is a weather-monitoring station, allowing students to track wind speed and direction. As part of the Oregon Resiliency Plan, the school is designed to stay standing in the event of a major earthquake and to provide shelter and emergency power afterward. The building is reinforced using steel x-braces for added strength.