Marshfield Junior High School
The new Marshfield Junior High School replaces the deteriorating prior school with a three-story design due to space constraints. Chambers Construction, Knife River, and Steele Associates Architects opted for precast concrete exterior walls and poured-in-place floors and roofs for cost-effectiveness and durability against Oregon Coast weather. Various colors and textures were applied to create an inviting atmosphere. Precast panels featured embedded electrical conduit, Graphic Concrete patterns, and insulation, serving as load-bearing structural elements. The use of precast panels accelerated the construction timeline, crucial for the coastal weather conditions. The design maximized interior light and structural capacity while incorporating aesthetic elements like graphic concrete patterns. Marshfield Junior High stands as a durable, beautiful testament to the versatility of concrete in modern construction, promising longevity for the Coos Bay community.