Odyssey Elementary School

Davis School District

Woods Cross City, Utah


Odyssey Elementary School is the first in a series of prototype elementary schools for Davis School District. The school is two (2) stories, organized around a central commons / dining area, with the classroom areas organized into two multi-story wings. Each wing houses an integrated collaboration space that supports a project-based curriculum. One of the primary goals during the design of the school was to provide an integrated theme, in this case "Bodies in Motion." The exterior of the building has undulating metal panels that evoke motion and reference the scales of a fish.


Odyssey is the first LEED Gold certified school in Utah, and the first on-site Zero-Energy building in the state.


VCBO Architecture was honored to be selected as the architecture firm to design this wonderful elementary school prototype for the district.





project size

84,785 sf


principal in charge

Jeanne Jackson



Fall 2014



2015  Award of Merit  |  Illuminating Society of America


2015  Best K-12 Project | Engineering News Record Magazine


2015  Green Build Champion | Associated Builders and Contractors - Utah Chapter


2015  K-12 Education Project of the Year  |  Associated General Contractors of Utah


2015  Merit Award  |  LEARN Category  |  IIDA Intermountain Chapter





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