Mountain View High School*




Mountain View High School is West Ada School District’s first high school built south of Interstate 84 where the community’s population has exploded over the past 20 years. The $23 million, 250,000 SF school was constructed in 2003. 1,800+ students attend MVHS 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.

Challenged by an irregular NW / SE oriented-shape site, an apparent linear floor plan with separated use venues along a simple circulation that took advantage of the parallel views of the Boise Foothills at the north and 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.

*In-Association with Hummel

Chad J. Slichter  AIA NCARB
Project Architect (Hummel 1993 – 2004)

Gregory A. Ugrin  AIA NCARB
Design Architect (Hummel 1994 – 2014)