The replacement of Bountiful Junior High School’s 80-year-old building was undertaken as a three-phase process over five years to stay within a limited annual building budget, while ensuring this small Utah community a state-of-the-art facility.
Assistant principal Steve Lindsay feels the new building was worth the wait. “We feel like we have one of the nicest ASSOCIATED FIRMInterwest ConstructionCOST PER SQ FT$103.00FEATURED IN2000 Architectural Portfolio structures in the district,” he says. “The architects actually sat down with the teachers who would be in the classrooms to get input.”
Principal Steve Mangle says that the new cafeteria, with its innovative mix of food-court design and traditional hot-lunch service, has been able to serve nearly 400 students in as little as 10 minutes.
The building’s brick exterior is punctuated by a glass wall, bringing natural light into the formal commons area. Twenty new classrooms include facilities for science, home economics and art, and a technology learning center. Two commons areas, a ceramics studio and a darkroom completed the third phase of construction in January 2000.
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