Trout Architects and their structural consultant, AHJ Engineering, were retained by Baker City and a private investor to provide a comprehensive analysis of the historic Central High School in Baker City.
The building was designed by Ellis Lawrence and William Holford in 1916 and constructed from 1916 to 1917. The architectural commission was awarded by a design competition which was entered by five notable northwest architectural firms.
This 58,000 square foot building has not been used for many years and had until lately, serious maintenance issues including leaking roofs.
With the analysis and report completed, the City and the School District are looking for grants to fund critical restoration projects. They are also looking for a developer to purchase the building and renovate it into its next useful life.