Park City School District, Trailside Elementary School

Park City, Utah

  • FIRM

    VCBO Architecture


    Park City School District

  • AREA

    78,850 sq.ft.





The new Trailside Elementary School is the result of collaboration between the architect and a committee that included administrators, teachers, building and maintenance personnel, parents and students.

The design/building committee was challenged to create an educational environment that uses technology to enhance the learning experience. This was accomplished ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY715COST PER SQ FT$97.00FEATURED IN2001 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYWork in Progress four unique classroom clusters with activity area and circulation spaces in the center, surrounded by classrooms and teacher- preparation areas.

The classroom layout creates four different areas that divide the school into smaller, more intimate, educational environments. The new Trailside Elementary School contains special education and other programs. Also included are music, art, science and discretionary spaces that allow increased flexibility in the curriculum. The specialized learning spaces, integrated with the classroom houses, provides a facility that serves the needs of the Park City School District, meets all state criteria, and is a needed plan for the future.

Experiencing the building’s various exterior shapes, colors and textures helps students learn about science, physics, math and colors. The ability to access technology in virtually every room encourages learning by discovery. Every space incorporates natural daylight.