Bassetti Architects
Rendering of the Benson Polytechnic High School

Portland (Ore.) district begins major renovation of technical high school

Aug. 9, 2021
Benson Polytechnic is a specialized school, where students can choose "majors" and integrate hands-on, career technical education into their studies.

The Portland (Ore.) district has begun a major renovation of Benson Polytechnic High School.

The modernized campus will house a two-story building with wings that feature co-located CTE and core academic learning spaces, a CTE working courtyard that offers covered and uncovered outdoor classrooms and work spaces, and a central student commons/cafeteria connected to an internal courtyard that will serve as the heart of the updated school. 

The district is also upgrading the auditorium with improved lighting and audio-visual technologies.

During construction, Benson Polytechnic will be housed at the Marshall campus in Southeast Portland.

Benson Polytechnic High School is one of three Portland high schools being modernized with funds from the May 2017 bond.

The renovation will be complete by fall 2024.

Bassetti Architects designed the school and Anderson Construction is the construction manager. 

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