Midvalley Elementary School
Client: Canyons School District
Location: Midvale, UT
Size: 95,963 SF
Services: Full Architectural & Engineering Services.
Canyons School District hired NJRA Architects to design the new school to replace the 1957 school building for Midvalley Elementary School. The 95,963 SF building includes 32 classrooms for a student capacity of 800. The school includes large skylights that allow for natural light to reach all floors, technologically-equipped classrooms, a brightly-colored kindergarten playground, and a faculty lounge that opens onto an outdoor patio. Safety is a big factor in the design and great care is being taken to situate the building in such a way as to provide administrators with a clear view of entrances and exits while also making it easy for emergency responders to access the campus. The new school has a security vestibule that requires all visitors to be seen by school staff before they enter the building. In addition, the building is equipped with state-of-the-art mechanical and electrical systems and voice amplification equipment for teachers in the classroom.