Wasatch High School

Heber City, Utah


Sandstrom Architecture


Wasatch County School District


326,000 sq.ft.

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In response to the local community, the board of education requested that historic elements of the original 1910 high school be incorporated into the design, as well as features that represented the railroad history of the community.

Durable materials were used throughout the interior. The school colors of black and gold were incorporated into the design, and abundant daylighting from skylights and windows dominate throughout.

The theory behind the design was to separate the functions of the high school through a central core. From this striking central core, the building is separated into three distinct areas: performing arts/industrial, academics and athletics.

The mechanical system consists of high-efficiency condensing boilers; variable-air-volume, central air handlers; and central chilled water.

Community donations included wood from the original high school gym floor. A "W" was made out of this wood and placed in the new gym floor. A local artist painted a large wall mural depicting the area’s history. The class of 1942 presented a large stone slab depicting "100 years of excellence" at the front entrance.

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Carpet by Mohawk Commercial Carpet
Flooring by Stonhard
Flooring by Johnsonite
Flooring by Mannington
Flooring by Forbo Flooring Systems
Physical-Education Flooring by Action Floor Systems
Brick/Masonry by Atlas
Brick/Masonry by Arriscraft
Cabinets by Wilsonart
Ceilings by Armstrong World Industries
Ceramic Tile by Dal-Tile
Door Hardware by Von Duprin
Door Hardware by Ives
Door Hardware by Schlage
Door Hardware by LCN Closers
Door Hardware by National Guard Products
Door Hardware by Glynn-Johnson
Doors by Marshfield Door Systems
Doors by Steelcraft
Elevators by ThyssenKrupp Access
Insulation by Dow
Movable Partitions/Walls by Kwik-Wall
Paint/Wallcoverings by Kwal Paint
Plumbing by BrassCraft
Plumbing by In-Sink-Erator
Plumbing by Fiat
Plumbing by Dearborn Brass
Plumbing by HAWS
Plumbing by Kohler
Plumbing by Elkay
Plumbing by Zurn
Plumbing by Watts
Plumbing by Bemis
Plumbing by JR Smith
Plumbing by Acorn Mfg.
Plumbing by Advanced Tabco
Plumbing by Guardian
Roofing by Sarnafil
Skylights by Kalwall
Windows by Arcadia
Windows by Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope
Lighting & Accessories by FC Lighting
Lighting & Accessories by Lightolier
Lighting & Accessories by Capri Lighting
Lighting & Accessories by Lumec
Lighting & Accessories by Beta-Calco
Lighting & Accessories by Eclipse
Lighting & Accessories by Day-Brite Lighting
Lighting & Accessories by Finelite
Lighting & Accessories by LAM Lighting
Lighting & Accessories by Gardco Lighting
Lighting & Accessories by Omega Lighting
Lighting & Accessories by McPhilben
Emergency Lighting by McPhilben
Fire/Life-Safety Systems by Fire Control Instruments
Locks by Von Duprin
Locks by LCN Closers
Auditorium/Assembly Furniture by Hussey Seating
Washroom Accessories by Whirlpool
Washroom Fixtures by Kohler
Washroom Fixtures by American Specialties
Washroom Fixtures by Whirlpool
Washroom/Shower Partitions by Accurate Partitions
Athletic Equipment by Draper
Bleachers/Grandstands by Hussey Seating
HVAC Units by Mitsubishi
IAQ Devices by Semco
Kitchen Equipment by Hobart
Kitchen Equipment by Master Built
Kitchen Equipment by True Mfg
Laundry Equipment by GE
Lockers by Penco Products
Science Furniture by Advanced Lab Concepts
Drinking Fountains by Elkay
Bleachers/Grandstands by Hussey Seating
Scoreboards/Clocks by Nevco Scoreboard
Communications Systems by Bogen Communications
HVAC Units by Haakon Industries
HVAC Units by Trane
HVAC Units by Danfoss Graham
Whiteboards / Markerboards / Chalkboards by Newline
Doors by Won Door
Walls/Wall Materials by Wenger
Lighting & Accessories by Day-O-Lite Lighting
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