Midvale Middle School



8 x 4 x 16 Atlas
6 x 4 x 16 Atlas
8 x 2-1/4 x 16 Atlas Quartette
10 x 2 1/4 x 16 Atlas Quartette
10 x 4 x 16 Atlas

Project Type:

2017 UMC Citation Design Award Winner

Designed to fit in with the surrounding neighborhood aesthetics. The 3 academic houses are lined up together similar to the streets of houses in town with "outdoor classroom" courtyards adjacent to each house. The blocks were designed to maximize natural day lighting and connected individuality between the grades. The replacement middle school is located on the site to maximize green space and play-fields and to clearly mark the front entry as welcoming to the students and the public.

Size of Building:
205,000 Sq Ft

Amount of Masonry Used (include all types and number of units):
Structural Brick:
78,800 8x4x16 Atlas™ in Almond and Copperstone
600 6x4x16 Atlas™ in Almond
12,400 8" x 2-1/4" x 16" Atlas™ Quartette, in Almond and Copperstone
4,100 10"x 2-1/4" x 16" Atlas™ Quartette in Almond and Copperstone
1,380 10"x 4" x 16" Atlas™ in Almond

Project completion date: 2017

Midvale Middle School takes cues from the brick houses and art-deco style architecture of the historic town. The unique use of the different colors of brick along with the bright oranges of the accent material provide the art-deco look. The use of the 4' high brick along with the 2-1/4" brick add to the look. The 11,000 square foot gymnasium is accomplished with using a structural masonry wall and provides safety and security that masonry can provide. The masonry walls on the exterior of the building will provide a near maintenance free product for years to come.