West Bountiful Elementary


West Bountiful Elementary


VCBO Architecture

General Contractor

Ascent Construction

Guaranteed Maximum Price


Additional Work - $185,000.00
New Guaranteed Maximum Price - $21,767,985.00

Opened Fall 2020


Project Overview

According to the District's Facility Assessment Survey, West Bountiful Elementary was ranked as the worst building in the District. For many years, the school struggled with a sprawling building made up of many additions. Parking and access to the old building was difficult due to its location, tucked behind the freeway overpass and several historic homes. The building had many problems with rusted wall panels, leaky windows and inadequate mechanical systems.

The old school was demolished and the new school re-built on the same site using the same design philosophy and energy efficient principles as the District's prototype elementary plan. The new school building, located at 500 N. 800 West in West Bountiful, opened to students in August of 2020.  

The change in the GMP came about due to additional costs following the demolition of the existing West Bountiful Elementary building. During the construction of the parking lot, several wet spots were encountered which required excavation and replacement with structural fill. The additional excavation cost used up the contingency built into the project’s GMP. This meant that any minor changes that often come up during the course of construction would need additional money to complete.