West Valley City, Utah
Galloway is supporting design of the new West Lake Junior High School in West Valley City, Utah. The existing school sustained significant damage in the 5.7-magnitude earthquake in March 2020. Due to the damage suffered and the age of the building, the Granite Board of Education decided to rebuild instead of repairing the original structure.
Galloway is providing civil engineering and survey services for the project. The civil engineering services entailed designing a site drainage system to improve stormwater quality during and after construction.
The two-story facility consists of a 196,000 sf main building on a 20-acre property, including a running track, sports fields, play areas, and three separate parking lots.
Our team studied the existing site design and traffic patterns to provide optimal function and safer site access. We provided a truck and bus turning analysis on the site to help design drive aisles, parking lots, and pedestrian access. The existing fill needed to be assessed and removed, and Galloway worked with West Valley City to evaluate existing utilities not shown on current utility maps.
Our team also worked closely with the landscape architect to provide students with unique plazas and outdoor spaces.