Ridgeline High School

This unique site contained several challenging sloped areas with 30 feet of grading change across the site. A river also cut through the site requiring creative site planning to achieve best use of available space. Working as a team with the owner and consultants we resolved concerns and produced a fun, functional campus site.

Site features:
• Challenging sloped areas with 30 feet grade change
• Separate student, faculty and visitor parking
• New bridge over adjacent river to allow access to the school from the main highway
• Baseball/softball complex with dugouts, storage, score boards and lighting
• Restrooms/concessions buildings with scorekeeping and observation room above
• Water supply / automated sprinkler system
• Trail system around perimeter
• Multi-purpose playing fields
• Pickleball / tennis courts

Ridgeline High School’s clean, simple design responds to the current needs of Cache County School District. The school’s entry was designed to reflect the surrounding scenery, showing the connection between the community and the building. The front of the building was enhanced with vistas of the river and mountains to the west.  Security of students was a top priority for administrators and staff, and the design incorporates many levels of security including: controlled entry so visitors are supervised, and a school-wide lock down alert system.

Community context, design image, function & sustainability
Safe access to the new school was not only concerning for parents but for the community as a whole. To increase traffic flow around the school, a new bridge was added over an adjacent river to allow access to the school from the main highway. Multiple entrances provided from county roads limit the amount of student traffic through the small town of Millville and make Ridgeline High School a more welcome neighbor.

Type: Architecture
Interior Design
Landscape Architecture

Sector: K-12 Education