Published on January 12th, 2016 | by UC&D Magazine
UC&D 2015 Publisher’s Pick
Mount Jordan Middle School Replacement
Owner: Canyons School District
Architect: MHTN Architects
CM/GC: Hogan & Associates Construction
Structural Engineer: Reaveley Engineers + Associates
Civil Engineer: Gardner Engineering
Electrical Engineer: ECE
Mechanical Engineer: Olsen & Peterson Consulting Engineers
This modern-looking $40 million dollar middle school blends a unique style of form and functionality into a bright and airy space, offering students a fun and flexible learning environment.
At more than 206,000 SF, the building was designed to support the Canyons School District’s ‘STEM’ curriculum, and foster student engagement and collaboration. Spaces are designed into ‘Learning Communities’ that support multi-group, active, and project-based learning activities. Small break-out rooms support individual and small-group discussion.
During construction, a buckling restrained brace system was used to streamline the construction schedule and provide a more flexible and open facility. Vibrant tones in the colors green, red, yellow, and blue are set against stark white walls and uniquely interspersed along gradually curving hallways. Black and white illustrations from various historical periods adorn walls above locker banks. The space is bright and open, offering incredible views throughout the school.