Boise-Based Firm Tabbed for Oregon District’s Upgrade

By Eric Althoff

BAKER CITY, Ore.—Oregon’s Baker School District has selected LKV Architects of Boise for several projects that fall under the district’s 2021-2023 capital bond slate. The Idaho architecture firm was chosen after a search process facilitated by Wenaha Group, which serves as bond project manager for the Baker School District.

After completing a district-wide Building Facilities Assessment Report, LKV will soon begin its work by renovating the campus’s Baker Early Learning Center. The architect has already finished preliminary design preparation and pre-bond design work.

In a recent announcement regarding the project, Baker School District Superintendent Mark Witty praised LKV’s previous work for educational clients in both Idaho and neighboring Oregon, making the firm a natural fit for the work in his district.

“The LKV design team also has a proven track record with the Baker School District specifically, which led to confidence in their ability to provide the architectural and engineering services necessary to bring bond projects to a successful completion,” Witty remarked.

The Baker School District serves nearly 2,000 students in person, with another 3,000 additional Oregonians taught via online instruction.

The capital bond improvements to the school will take approximately two years.