Tobin Rogers
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From the 2023 Architectural Portfolio: Polk Elementary School Renovation and Addition

April 15, 2024
The project was recognized as an outstanding design in the Renovation/Modernization category.

The original Polk School was constructed in Ogden, Utah, in 1926. Nearly 100 years later, the community wanted to preserve the historic structure as a fabric of the neighborhood. The design pays homage to the school’s history, complements the existing Collegiate Gothic building style, enhances resiliency, and creates a bridge to the future of learning. To seismically upgrade the existing building, it underwent selective demolition and steel structural reinforcement. A glass connector “bridges old and new” and provides a secure vestibule, front office, and light-filled lobby, bridging the existing structure with the added “splayed” academic wings.

Read more about the Polk Elementary School Renovation and Addition and view a photo gallery at

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