Mountain View High School
A thoughtful design process resolved the challenges presented by the irregularly shaped site. The school is oriented to take advantage of views of the Boise Foothills to the north and the Owyhees to the south. To avoid one large campus-type parking lot, play and practice fields were situated to split parking into several smaller lots. To meet City of Meridian planning and zoning requirements an extensive landscaping plan was developed to soften parking areas and respect the residents of neighboring subdivisions. The design also addresses the interface of the school’s entrance through a retail/commercial development to the north.
1,800 students attend Mountain View High School, located on a 55-acre site near the intersection of Locust Grove and Overland Roads. The facility provides 77 classrooms, including science and computer labs, a media center, a 2,400-seat gym, a 1,000-seat auditorium, cafeteria, and administrative offices.
Square Footage: 25,000 SF
With rapid growth in Treasure Valley, Hummel designed an addition that helped to alleviate the overcrowding and allow future growth. The approximately 25,000 SF addition respects the overall aesthetic of the existing high school while providing an additional 16 classrooms, an expansion to the cafeteria and support services for both students and faculty alike.
West Ada School District