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New Special Needs School Offers Diverse Curriculum in a Safe Environment

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Courtesy of Sandstrom Associates Architecture
The new 30,000-sq-ft school accommodates students from ages 3 to 22.
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2012 Award of Merit

K-12 Education Category

Horizon School

Saratoga Springs, Utah

Utah's Alpine School District required another special needs school. Assisted by funding from the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act, the district built a new 30,000-sq-ft building that accommodates students from ages 3 to 22 with the latest in teaching technology.

The design provides for shared, integrated programs for both elementary and special needs students in an innovative and collaborative setting. Warm interior spaces and colors help provide a safe, calm learning environment for students with diverse backgrounds and ability levels.

Key Players

Owner: Alpine School District, American Fork, Utah

Architect: Sandstrom Associates Architecture

Contractor: Hogan & Associates Construction Inc.

Civil Engineer: Great Basin Engineering

Structural Engineer: Bsumek Mu & Associates

Mechanical Engineer: Van Boerum & Frank Assoc.

Electrical Engineer: Hegerhorst Engineering

Submitted by Sandstrom Assoc. Architecture

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