Three Canyons schools, built with proceeds from a $250 million voter-approved bond, have received awards for quality design and workmanship.Butler Middle School
, Draper Park Middle School
and Corner Canyon High School
received 2013 Excellence in Masonry Awards from the Utah Masonry Council
. The awards were bestowed at a banquet Jan. 31, 2014 at the downtown Marriott.
"We are honored to receive this recognition from the Utah Masonry Council, and to have been able to collaborate with outstanding professionals to create high-quality, modern learning environments for students," said Rick Conger, Director of Facilities for Canyons School District.
The Excellence in Masonry Design Awards
focus on the power of collaboration between visionary owners, talented architects and engineers, and the skilled professionals who bring their ideas to fruition with masonry, according to the council's Web site. As such, the awards recognized Canyons District's collaboration with the following professionals:
- Draper Park: VCBO, AK Masonry and Hogan & Associates, as well as masonry suppliers Buehner Block, Quikrete and Interstate Brick
- Corner Canyon: Sandstrom Associates, Doyle Hatfield Masonry, and Hogan & Associates, as well as masonry suppliers Ash Grove Packaging, Buehner Block, Interstate Brick and Brailsford Cast Stone.
- Butler Middle: VCBO, Harv & Higam Masonry, and Hughes General Contractors, as well as masonry suppliers Buehner Block and Interstate Brick.
The schools were built with proceeds from a $250 million bond, which voters approved in 2010. Additional completed projects include the Albion Middle School
renovation, Midvale Elementary
rebuild, and Sandy Elementary
seismic upgrade. The Mount Jordan Middle School
rebuilding project is underway, and scheduled to be completed in fall 2015.
The awards came in the Council's Institutional Category, which includes schools, churches and transportation facilities. Midvale Elementary
won a 2012 Excellence in Masonry Award.