BURCH CREEK ELEMENTARY
Project Confirmation Number: 2546
Entry Category Institutional:
Institutional: Schools, Churches, and Transportation Facilities
4300 S. Madison Ave.
Ogden, Utah 84403
Brief description of the project:
Burch Creek Elementary was built to replace an older school in the Ogden area. The design of the school is bring beauty as well as using the strength and durability of using CMU. The school will be a great addition to this area of Ogden.
Size of Building:
Amount of Masonry Used (include all types and number of units):
112,000 Total CMU
2300 Natural CMU
59,000 Ground Face CMU in various colors
47,000 Split face block in various colors
Project completion date: 2016
Explain the project and its unique use of masonry materials and techniques:
Burch Creek School
Combining affordability and flexibility is always a challenge, however both were critical in the design and construction of the Burch Creek Elementary School. With its durability and wide range of colors and textures, concrete masonry units was the product of choice. Masonry allowed the designers to achieve the look and feel they wanted in this prototype school. Creating an environment for learning as well as maintaining overall aesthetics, value and structural integrity was achieved using masonry.
Honed face units were used on the inside corridors, combing different colors to create a pleasing look and feel. The exterior combines split face, hone face accents, single score units, and varying colors, to create an inviting feel to the overall structure. The soldier coursing over the windows adds an interesting touch.
With the Wasatch mountains as a backdrop, this project will be a tremendous addition to the city and community of Ogden Utah.
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