The Logan UT high school was built in 1964 and even with many upgrades and renovations over the years, in 2014 the school board was once again looking at the need for more work. But this time they took a different approach. After engaging MHTN Architects, the school board approved a major “reinvention.” The high school was landlocked, there was no land available to build on a new location so the only choice was to build the new high school on the existing property, one step at a time. But before they even set pencil to paper, the architects had an idea, let’s ask the kids what they want in their school.
The MHTN worked with Wonder by Design and held several learning workshops with the students to let them come up with ideas and concepts for the new school. It was a great collaboration and the new high school is currently under construction, taking shape with “learning studios” and “collaboration areas” instead of classrooms.
Along with the completely remodeled cafeteria, the school is adding daylighting in the form of 2 double hipped metal framed skylights measuring 17′ x 14′. This will really brighten up the formerly dim space that had low ceilings and recessed lighting. Now there is an atrium where the students can gather for lunch or just to chat between classes. Although there is a lot more work to be done, this is becoming a real 21st century learning facility.
Thanks to MHTN Architects and Mollerup Glass
The metal framed skylights are under CSI Code 08 63 00
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