Grand County Technical Arts and Science
The Technical Arts and Science Building provides classes for, automotive, wood shop, computer drafting and technology, food science, sewing, graphic arts, pottery and arts as well as several general purpose classrooms. The building is designed to serve the community with adult education, continuing education and credit recovery programs as well as serving the needs of the high School and has separate parking area and entry for use by the community. While the facility focuses on technical and arts training it expands the educational capacity and opportunities of the not only the high school but also the middle school that will now be able to use the building on their school site that was being used by the high school. The building is designed to be much more energy efficient then the original high school which was tilt up concrete with little insulation and is expensive to heat in cool. The Technical Arts and Science Building uses natural daylight and solar tubes to reduce electrical loads, design for future solar systems to be added on the roof and highly insulated on building envelope to reduce heating and cooling requirements.
The Technical Arts and Science Building is designed using different materials and structural system then the existing Grand County High School and it was desired to have a more modern look and design that reflected the natural beauty of the surrounding area. The design is unique and utilizes colors and materials found in the neighboring red rock country and stimulates the artistic talents and creativity of the students. The new Technical Arts and Science Building has been successful in stimulating student and community interest in the programs offered and is a beautiful addition to the high school campus and the City of Moab.