After half a century of academic and athletic successes, Brighton High School was ready for its own architectural win. Overcoming site constraints and a challenging sloped lot, the 50-year-old school has been redesigned and rebuilt for future decades of success.
Updating what the school can do led the architectural change. A new field house and performing arts center now anchor each side of the campus. The athletics area welcomes far more activities and makes room for community sports leagues. Performance lovers can flock to a 1,100-seat auditorium with improved acoustics and impressive full fly, lighting, and sound systems. The technical education facility springboards Brighton High students into a range of vocational training. And the new three-level academic wing supports much-needed technology capabilities.
The structure of the new school supports safety as well as its hillside location. Previously designed with curving hallways and a circular floor plan, the new building provides a clear line of site which eases wayfinding and supports school security measures. The sloped location opens the school’s four levels to a magnificent view of the valley.
Cottonwood Heights, UT