Ogden High School

Ogden, Utah

Ogden High School has been a community gathering place and source of civic pride since the 1930s. The first million - dollar high school in the state; it is a stunning example of art deco architecture. But after graduating 115,000 students over 70 years, the high school was showing its age. The local community, the City School District, and private donors rallied around the iconic building to support a $64-million, multi-year rehabilitation and restoration. Traditional building skills were used to restore the breathtaking auditorium, and the original gym was transformed into classrooms, performance spaces and science labs. A new entryway was added, and upgrades throughout the building made the school more sustainable and energy-efficient. During construction, community members could come see the detailed restoration work up close, giving them a greater appreciation both for the space and the project. Today, Ogden High School meets 21st-century needs while preserving its historic character. Students and citizens will be learning and growing here for generations to come.