Legacy Jr. High

Davis School District

Layton, Utah


Legacy Junior High School provides a state-of-the-art design that buffers middle school students, at the "turning point" of their lives, from the stress and fragmentation associated with the typical large junior high school experience. The key to the design solution is the arrangement of the classrooms into three separate, grade-level specific, double-lobed academic learning centers, each surrounding and connected to a lively central collaboration space. These academic "houses" provide a highly flexible, open, and extremely visible environment for group collaboration, which foster critical student/student and student/teacher relationships. Classrooms, conference rooms, faculty planning offices, student and faculty toilet rooms, and grade-specific lockers make up a "house," promoting a cohesive environment in which students may live and learn. The mechanical system utilizes displacement ventilation, which not only saves energy, it also provides a healthier place to learn. The classroom lighting incorporates natural daylight and T5 high output lamping and solar sensors for energy savings as well as great light quality.






project size

185,000 sf


project contact

Celestia Carson








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