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Skanska provided construction management services for this 287,000-SF renovation project with historical components. Approximately 144,000-SF of new construction is included in the project with a new standalone gymnasium, performing arts center, student commons, cafeteria and an industrial technology building. The new performing arts center includes a 497-seat theater with orchestra pit and full fly loft. The space also includes a separate black box theater for smaller productions and support spaces such as applied arts. Once completed, it will be Portland Public Schools' most comprehensive production theater and performing arts center. The project also includes the renovation of approximately 143,000-SF of existing buildings, which were originally constructed in phases as early as 1915. The renovation work includes new classroom and administrative spaces. Portions of Franklin High School have been deemed historically significant.
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Market segment: Education