A 100-year-old historic, but condemned, school building sat empty for ten years in Applegate, Oregon. Unable to occupy its former school and lacking funds to build a new one, Applegate School had to use makeshift modular units for its students.
Aaron Ausland found a way to bring the building back to life. Drawing from their strong history of relationships with funding organizations, Ausland Group was acquainted with a grantor capable of funding the needed seismic renovation.
Together with Kara Olmo, owner of Wooldridge Creek Winery in the Applegate Valley, they wrote the grant. Ausland provided all of the complex technical details – including engineering solutions and benefit-cost analyses. Kara wrote the needs analysis for the school.
The rest is history.
A Limitless Future
The construction project is underway and soon the kids in Applegate, Oregon will have their historic school building open for classes.