Provo, Utah is one of the fastest growing cities in the nation. Because of this rate of growth, Provo High School had become one of the largest schools in the state and had long outgrown its urban site near Brigham Young University. In moving the school to its new 43-acre campus in west Provo, the school district and design team wanted to create an aesthetic that factored in both Provo’s past and the city’s move towards becoming a regional tech capital. The resulting design was a nod to tradition, but with clean lines and a neutral modern pallet.
Amcor Trinity white groundface CMU was chosen as one of the primary architectural materials. The front of each entrance was faced with a specialty veneer honed unit, also supplied by Amcor. The back of the building and the school’s multiple out buildings are also constructed with Amcor CMU. In total, the project included over 300,000 CMU units.
The mortar for the project was provided by Ash Grove, which had recently become part of the CRH family. Although specified separately prior to the acquisition, once Amcor and Ash Grove were both housed under the same corporate umbrella, it became easier for the two companies to work together. To the excitement of the school community, the facilities were completed in time for the opening of the 2018-19 school year.