LINCOLN CITY, OREGON
Howard Street Charter School broke ground on their future home in Salem, Oregon on May 28th, 2019 at the previous site of the Oregon Department of Energy on Marion Street. Howard Street Charter School provides an innovative public education balancing the humanities, language, arts, science, and technology for grades 6-8.
After 22 years at its current location, Howard Street moved to its new downtown location in January of 2020. Howard Street Charter School was founded in 1997 as part of the South Salem High School Building and was the first charter school to be added to the Salem-Keizer School District. The new central location will allow Howard Street to be close to public transportation and therefore allow easier access for families of those attending the school.
The new location will have many firsts for Howard Street, including a dedicated science lab and its very own music classroom. Features include solar panels, plenty of glass that allows for natural daylight, and a large common area that includes a stunning bleacher stair for gatherings. The school includes 12 large classrooms, restrooms, a new kitchen, and administrative spaces in the new two-story space. Rich Duncan Construction accelerated the build process and were able to get the building finished an entire month early.
Hope has a new address and AC+Co is very proud to be a part of making that happen as the interior designer of the new Union Gospel Mission Men’s Shelter. This 55,000 square foot, 3 story building will double the current number of beds and will increase the dining room from 84 to 200 seats.
Read more about the new UGM building here:
Hope Has a New Address
We are excited to see the plans we designed for the new Howard Street Charter School come to fruition. Construction was recently completed by Rich Duncan Construction. The new building allowed HSCS to move from the South Salem High Annex to their new central downtown location. Key design components include a central common area, a science lab and music rooms.
See more of the beautiful building on Rich Duncan’s website: