Hillcrest Junior High School
Murray, Utah
Murray School District
Murray, Utah
180,000 sf

NWLA worked with the Murray School District over a five year period to masterplan the successful replacement of the existing junior high school. With student safety and site accessibility both a priority, the new school building was located away from the noise and traffic found on State Street through the acquisition of adjacent property and reconfiguring of existing public roadways. At nearly 180,000 square feet, the new building accommodates the full spectrum of academic, cultural, and athletic curriculum. Performing arts programs were further strengthened through financial grants acquired from the local Murray City community. Load bearing concrete masonry and steel roof joists and deck form the building’s structure. Beautiful lightweight metal panels cover a portion of the upper level and the school is heated and cooled by means of geo exchange heat pumps.


2015 Excellence in Masonry Award - Utah Masonry Council Best of K-12 Education Award - Associated General Contractors