PROVO HIGH SCHOOL
Project Confirmation Number: 40821
Entry Category: INSTITUTIONAL PUBLIC ENTRIES:
PUBLIC SCHOOLS, CHURCHES, AND TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES
1199 Lakeshore Drive
Provo, Utah 84601
Brief description of the project:
Provo High School is a rebuild of an existing school on a new site which allowed for more freedom of design. A plan was created to provide optimal lighting to students and faculty in an environment that encourages learning. The history of this school mixed with the modern times is brought to life through its design and materials.
Size of Building:
358,000 Sq Ft
Amount of Masonry Used (include all types and number of units):
183,000 3.5 Emperor Brick (veneer, 16" long).
9,000 Structural Brick (10x4x16 ATLAS).
320,000 CMU 8, 10, & 12" wide (Both in Honed and regular)
Project completion date: August 2018
Explain the project and its unique use of masonry materials and techniques:
Provo High School was founded over one hundred years ago. With a history like this there comes a great deal of sentiment. The goal was to find a design that better fit the traditions the school carries, along with moving it forward with the times.
The school layout is centered around a main structure with three wings extruding from it. The commons, auditorium, media center, CTE, athletics, and performing arts are found in that main building while the wings house the academics and administration. This design provides a separation of spaces while keeping departments adjacent.
As part of this design, a space was left available in case there was a need to add another wing to fit more students. Over 1,900 students and faculty and housed in this facility. With this number of occupants, the cleanability and durability of materials is important.
The maintenance of those chosen needed to be minimal. One challenge this brings up in selecting materials that meet these requirements is finding ones with a variety of options that fit the design. CMU is a staple in Education design because of its durability and low maintenance. The interior masonry was selected based on its resilience to withstand time and its ability to provide a clean design that helps optimize the light brought into the space.
Provo High is centered in a neighborhood which made choosing materials that fit the community an important part in the design process. The exterior Masonry was selected to fit its setting as well as the diverse weather of its location.
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