Sunburst Elementary

Layton, Utah


Davis School District


96,400 sq.ft.

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Design Team
Jeanne Jackson, FAIA, LEED AP (Principal-In-Charge); Breanna Bonsavage, AIA (Project Manager)

Sunburst Elementary, an energy-positive facility, is the optimal project-based learning environment, incorporating collaborative space, energy conservation, and flexible, playful areas for young learners. Each classroom wing has a unique theme integrated into graphics and finishes, and pops of vibrant color energize the occupants. Sunburst’s theme is Rhythm, creating a unique identity for each wing, and piquing student curiosity. Collaboration spaces are adjacent to classrooms and are both visually and physically connected by means of an overhead glass door. Flexible furniture is integrated into classrooms and collaboration spaces.

Sunburst Elementary is also unique in that it’s a Teacher Academy—partner universities that have education programs bring their students here to receive “in-classroom” training. Classrooms are specifically designed to facilitate this process.

The theme is incorporated into the design of the building in a variety of ways. Patterns in the exterior masonry contribute a fun rhythmic texture to the façade, and colorful metal panel patterns were created by simulating beats of measure in music. Each composed panel represents a portion of a different piece of music.

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Product suppliers specified

Carpet by Milliken
Flooring by nora systems, Inc.
Brick/Masonry by Oldcastle Architectural
Cabinets by Formica
Cabinets by Wilsonart
Ceilings by Armstrong World Industries
Ceramic Tile by Dal-Tile
Door Hardware by Schlage
Elevators by ThyssenKrupp Access
Insulation by SWD Urethane
Movable Partitions/Walls by Renlita Doors
Movable Partitions/Walls by Modernfold
Paint/Wallcoverings by Sherwin-Williams
Roofing by Sarnafil
Skylights by Sun Optics
Windows by Tubelite
Lighting & Accessories by Lithonia Lighting
Fire/Life-Safety Systems by Honeywell
Locks by Schlage
Office Furniture by National Office Furniture
Drinking Fountains by Elkay
Hand-Drying Equipment by Dyson
Washroom Accessories by Bobrick
Washroom/Shower Partitions by Hadrian
Athletic Equipment by ADP Lemco
Playground Equipment by Kompan
Playground Equipment by Landscape Structures
HVAC Units by Unitech
HVAC Control Devices by Schneider Electric
Draperies/Blinds by Draper
Laundry Equipment by Whirlpool
Lockers by Hadrian
Whiteboards / Markerboards / Chalkboards by ADP Lemco
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