Syracuse High School

Syracuse, Utah

Davis School District’s eighth high school is situated on a 50-acre site in Syracuse, one of the fastest-growing cities in Utah. This new high school has 383,000 square feet of learning spaces.

The design objective was to create a new school image to students and the community through a distinct campus and aesthetic appeal. By creating small learning communities as ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY2,000COST PER SQ FT$99.00CITATIONHigh School CitationFEATURED IN2008 Architectural Portfolio core of the facility, the design converts the large student population into a collection of learning academies, each of which is centered in a collaboration area where learning can continue after class.

The school incorporates current technology, but also was designed with the flexibility to accommodate the technology of tomorrow. Computer labs are situated throughout the building, and nine 32-station mobile wireless labs, consisting of two carts of 16 laptops each, are in each of the school’s learning academies. Teachers can use these technology resources for a variety of learning and studying exercises. Wireless access points provide connectivity to the school’s network from anywhere in the building.

“We love the flexibility and adaptability of the main space. Nice job of technology integration. Good use of durable materials.”--2008 jury