River Rock Elem Cover Rendering with Stone
August 3rd, 2015

As our firm designs primarily in the K-12 Educational arena, August is always a busy month for us as we wrap up projects in time for school starting up again. Here are several of our current projects that are coming to a close this month:


1. Pleasant Grove High School Field House & Classroom Addition


This project is one phase in the grand scheme of rebuilding Pleasant Grove High School in Pleasant Grove, UT. This phase included completing a new field house as well as adding four additional classrooms.


2. River Rock Elementary

River Rock Elem Cover Rendering with Stone

River Rock Elementary School is a new elementary school in Lehi, UT. It is based on our prototypical elementary school design with a secure entryway, an abundance of natural daylighting, and a functional layout.


3. Big Piney High School Re-Stucco


Big Piney High School needed a complete re-stucco as the existing stucco was failing following a re-roof on the building. We were hired for both the re-roof and re-stucco located in Big Piney, WY.


4. Thayne Elementary School Classroom Addition


We designed a 6-classroom addition for Thayne Elementary School, located in Thayne, WY, that ties into the existing structure seamlessly and functionally.


5. Afton Administration Building

Afton Admin Building Rendering

Lincoln County School District #2 hired our firm to design a new administration building for their district, which is located in Afton, WY.

Exterior Edit
April 9th, 2015

Cleveland, OH – April 1, 2015 – Sandstrom Architecture (Orem, UT) has received an Outstanding Project Award for outstanding educational facility design in the spring 2015 edition of LEARNING BY DESIGN, the premier bi-annual guide that showcases innovative school and university design and construction projects. The Mt. Pleasant Elementary School (Mt. Pleasant, UT) is being recognized by Learning By Design magazine for its architectural design and for having attributes worthy of emulation.

LEARNING BY DESIGN judges commended Sandstrom Architecture for its success in designing the Mt. Pleasant Elementary School. The peer-reviewed jury thought highly of the building design and architecture. Some of their comments included: <em>The design thoughtfully integrated security measures; nicely sited to take advantage of views and daylighting; flexible spaces accommodate different group sizes; integrated technology; the areas where daylight is integrated had a very positive impact on the quality of the space; the plan seems to be very functional.

Projects such as the Mt. Pleasant Elementary School are judged on six criteria: Innovation, Community Need, Interior Design, Sustainability, Functional Design, and 21st Century Learning. Projects that exemplify contemporary standards and contain design attributes one might emulate in a new space design are recognized as Outstanding.

LEARNING BY DESIGN, published in the Spring and Fall each year, circulates to more than 50,000 leaders and decision makers at all levels of education – from early childhood and elementary schools to career-technical, college, and university-level institutions. For details and to access the magazine’s digital edition, visit www.learningbydesign.biz.

In September, LEARNING BY DESIGN will publish its fall 2015 edition. This issue will showcase educational design excellence in pre-K to 12 and college/universities with special focuses on contemporary architecture, education facility design interventions and trends applicable to the construction of new, renovated, adaptive reuse, of a variety of campus building types. Go to www.learningbydesign.biz for details.


ABOUT LEARNING BY DESIGN: LEARNING BY DESIGN is published by Designquest Media, LLC., in partnership with the American Institute of Architects Committee on Architecture for Education (AIA-CAE), the Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI), American Architectural Foundation Design for Learning Council, Ed Spaces and others.

September 11th, 2014

Teams Awarded in Milwaukee

Corner Canyon High School Wins Design Award

The Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) announced the 2014 MCAA TEAM Awards on Wednesday, September 10, 2014. Corner Canyon High School was honored to win the award in the Education 9-12 category.