Mountain View High School (Loveland, Colo.)

Loveland, Colorado

Mountain View High School is all about connections—among students, teachers, administration and the community.

To achieve these connections, the building and program were developed to include physical characteristics such as natural light, aesthetically pleasing exterior and physical connections. Disciplines with common characteristics share facilities, and flexible ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY1,000COST PER SQ FT$147.00FEATURED IN2002 Architectural Portfolio space accommodates teacher needs.

The three centers within the school support current and future educational trends and provide opportunities for interdisciplinary teaching, as well as personalization of education. Each center consists of 350 students, grades 9 to 12, and serves as “home base” while allowing students freedom to move through centers as their schedules dictate. Each center houses administrative offices, and can accommodate enrollment growth and curriculum changes.

In the two-story instructional centers, academic functions are arranged to allow for a variety of organizational concepts in flexible classrooms and learning areas. Resource technology centers within each center support curriculum and learning styles, manage information, and provide “mobile” technology and Internet access.

Durable, easily maintained materials were used for both the exterior and interior. Emphasis was placed on using high-quality building materials to maximize the life of the building.