Before Park City School District reconstructed Ecker Hill International Middle School, it was a place void of natural light, with cold, gray block walls and spaces that did not support a collaborative pedagogy. With the addition of “imagination centers” and a reorganization of the entire campus with new additions, the school has become a true educational community, CAPACITY500COST PER SQ FT$89.06FEATURED IN2006 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYRenovation students and patrons alike.
The architect designed inviting entrances flooded with natural light, reinforcing the comfortable dynamic learning atmosphere that now is Ecker Hill. Wide, gently curving main street corridors lead patrons to houses that provide nurturing reinforcement to peer groups of students and teachers, giving them a sense of belonging and identity. Town Centers are integrated with each house and provide ample opportunities for collaborative interaction and group discovery.
Great expanses of windows throughout the building provide every patron with a delightful connection to the mountains outside from anywhere in the building. At this school, learning is a fun, dynamic activity reinforced by the building.