Cedar Valley High School
Project Confirmation Number:
1389 East Aviator Avenue
Eagle Mountain, UT USA 84005
Brief Description of the Project:
With a budget of $68.1M, Cedar Valley High School represents how innovative design, construction, and building materials can offset the rise in current construction costs. CVHS was constructed to help fix overcrowding at high schools in northern Utah County, yet the architectural plan of the campus creates not just Eagle Mountain City’s first high school, but a building that was created with community use and pride in mind.
Size of Building:
342,000 square fee
Amount of masonry Used:
105,000 man hours
501,000 CMU block
5400 yards concrete grout
333,000 brick units
Project Completion Date:
June 24, 2019
Explain the Project and its Unique Use of Masonry Materials and Techniques:
The extensive use of masonry outside and within Cedar Valley High School highlights the textures, colors, and life within the Cedar Valley, with its arid, high desert environs with nearby Lake Mountain as the inspiration of its design. The dusky palette of the Atlas brick on the outside consisting of three colors and character and a two-toned, honed block finish on the inside provide frames for the blue sky canvass that inspires the unique mascot the “Aviators.”
The high school has an aesthetic appeal by capturing daylight, with the large common spaces illuminated naturally and instructional spaces showing off the views of Lake Mountain and Oquirrah Mountains Ranges. This extensive use of masonry was carefully selected not only for aesthetics with the natural beauty of the school’s setting merging with the design, but the lasting quality of the material helps to create an inspiring learning environment during the lifespan of the building.
Functionally, CVHS allows for separation of the academic areas from the athletic and CTE areas to reduce noise conflict and improve the flow of students during the day. The core of the building has multiple two-story academic classroom wings extending from the center.
A 120-seat lecture hall and a 1,200-seat auditorium with state of the art sound system and stage were designed for versatility in presentations, events, and other academia. State-of-the-art science labs and an expanded cafeteria and attached kitchen are included.
The floor plan and site plan have taken the future need for expansion and growth into account. This growth can continue at each of the wings.
The building is perfect for events, sports, exercise, and other community activities with its sunken varsity gymnasium, multiple outdoor playing fields for a range of sports including football and tennis, and open outdoor space for multi-purpose use with nighttime lighting. Athletic teams and physical education classes have an impressive 3,300-seat capacity competition gymnasium that meets all NCAA standards. There are also two auxiliary gymnasiums designed to accommodate different physical education classes. A real grass football/soccer field and encircling track seats 3,500 home spectators and 1,200 visiting spectators. Eight tennis courts, a baseball and softball complex, and track and field areas are part of the project.
Naylor Wentworth Lund
Buxton Masonry, Inc.
Alpine School District
Hogan & Associates Construction
Photo Credit: Aaron Shaw