Ashley & Vance is kicking off structural design of the new elementary school for South Lane School District in Cottage Grove, Oregon. The design of the 80,000 sq. ft., 2-story school is a metaphor for growth, combining local heritage and natural habitat within a modern learning environment. The architectural form pays homage to Cottage Grove’s innovative covered bridge structures and to the evolution of its early industries. Our structural design includes CMU shear walls, open web steel trusses and heavy timber frames. We are excited to be a part of this community project lead by BLRB Architects.