Portland, OR


285,000 square feet


Pursuing LEED Silver

Leodis V. McDaniel (formerly Madison) High School Modernization, PPS

Scheduled for completion in the fall of 2021, the Madison High School modernization will demolish and replace 60% of the existing 1958 facility, while fully renovating remaining buildings. The modernization will include new Career Technical Education specialty labs for students pursuing trades in digital design, robotics, engineering, biomedical, sculpture, construction, or sustainable agriculture. The project will also equip the school with a new STEM facility, a new performing arts facility, a new athletics facility, and a new commons and atrium that will connect all major wings. New community resources will be added as well, such as a childcare center, a public health clinic, and a community food pantry.

Reyes Engineering is providing electrical engineering, interior and exterior lighting design, telecommunications, access control, video surveillance, and fire detection and alarm services for this project. Sustainable design elements include photovoltaic solar arrays and power monitoring for possible load shed. Reyes’ outdoor lighting design includes light-pollution reduction strategies such as sports field lighting that is compliant with National Audobon Society “dark-sky” standards, designed to minimize impact on local nocturnal wildlife. Indoor lighting design utilizes tunable white lights in classrooms for students with special needs, which allows light color temperature to be adjusted based on sensory sensitivities.