Welcome to the David Bushnell Center for Athletics and Community at the high school in West Portal. Thanks to the generosity and vision of our incredible community, we launched the largest capital campaign in school history, raising nearly $8 million for this sustainable showcase facility. The Bushnell Center is home to school athletic events, performances, and gatherings. We will also welcome rental inquiries from the community and value-aligned organizations. Stay tuned!
Grand Opening May 2020
Total Indoor Building Area: 9,170 sq.ft.
Main Hall Area: 7,350 sq. ft. (98'x75')
- Height: 30' to ceiling, +/- 26' to underside of beams
- Stacking Bleacher
- Seating Capacity: 376
Classroom Area: 850 sq. ft.
- Height: 13'-6" ceiling, consistent with existing
- Includes utility infrastructure for commercial kitchen
Facility Infrastructure: Single-occupancy toilets (2)
- Janitor closet
- Courtyard: 1,100 sq. ft.
- Landscape areas (green space around the building and within courtyard)
- Parking: 28 vehicles including 2 HC spaces, 23 secured bike parking spaces
- Main Replacement update
- Sept. - Oct. 2019
- August 28, 2019
- July 17, 2019
- June 4, 2019
- May 15, 2019
- April 22, 2019
The Bushnell Center is rising… and fast! The entire frame of the building is complete and the roof, “skin,” and walls will be installed over the next six weeks. Our high school students and faculty are thrilled with the progress and are gracefully navigating what is now a full-blown construction site, which includes digging long trenches for water pipes, electrical lines, and digital communications infrastructure. The project remains on track for completion in Spring 2020, and we hope to host 12th grade and 8th graduations in the new Center.
The foundation has been completed! Starting at 6:00 am on Thursday, May 30, 56 trucks, and 11 workers completed the installation of the foundation in one long day. The next steps will be additional concrete for the footings and then the steel should arrive in three weeks time. Construction is still on schedule and running smoothly! Watch the video for an updated time-lapse that includes the foundation pour near the end.
The drilling of the piers is complete and ahead of schedule. Much of the heavy equipment has been removed and we are moving into the next stage of construction. You can now see the footprint of the building as we prepare for the foundation.
4-week look ahead: Preparation for the foundation is underway. There will be some electric and plumbing work as we prepare for the pouring of the foundation.