Thursday, April 12, 2012

Cory's Big Reveal

For the majority of last year Cory designed and oversaw construction on Jordan  School District's, new resource center call River's Edge School, for those who don't know this is a special school for those with special needs or behavioral issues, so the student body is very small.  This was Cory's company's (PGAW Architects) first school that were able to design from the ground up since they began in 45+ years ago, so it was a big deal to them.  Since this school was built with Obama bucks it meant that it had to be a green build and since Cory is the only LEED Accredited Professional green builder in the company he got to do design & oversee the majority of the school himself, which was big!

The school opened in August, but it wasn't until last week that they finally had the grand opening for the school, in which all the public was welcome to view it.
When we went to view the school it was quickly apparent that all the the Jordan administration remembered and loved Cory, so much that the principal of the school gave Cory her keys so we could even see restricted parts of the school like on the roof that housed all the 100s of solar panels Cory is so proud of. To get to the roof we had to climb a ladder 2+ stories straight up. When mom finally reached the top, she was too scared to let go of the ladder to climb out so she had a limited view of green roof on such a beautiful evening.
Cory shared with us that this school was built so tightly and has so much green power that this 48,000sq ft school's gas bill in the month of Dec was $85. I could't believe it, our gas bill was more than that to heat only our 1300 sq ft townhouse!
The school over ll was very unique, some classrooms were traditional, some looked like a large living room and some rooms housed these... What do you do with juvenile delinquents who are completely out of control??? Lock them in a padded cell!  I couldn't believe they actually did this and it's legal! 
Well I think it is simply genious...now I wonder where I could get this for my out of control toddlers???
The school was beautifully designed and I am not just saying that because I am biased, but Cory received tons of compliments on it from everyone and was even told that a HUGE company  in the Salt Lake Area (Rio Tinto) was so impressed by the exterior & 3 windmills, that that they requested a special tour to further check it out the insides. Keep your fingers crossed while he tracks down that awesome lead, they would be a great company for Cory to do projects for because they are one of the foremost green companies in the State of Utah!

Great Job Daddy!

1 comment:

Paige said...

That is fantastic! Way to go Cory