Designed by VCBO Architecture, Salt Lake City, Odyssey Elementary School in Woods Cross, Utah, encompasses 84,785 square feet of environmentally conscious construction. The multistory building was devised to obtain U.S. Green Building Council LEED® Gold certification through the use of 1,200 photovoltaic panels, natural lighting and sustainable materials.
The school's defining exterior features include ATAS CastleTop diamond-shaped flat metal roof shingles coated in Valspar's Fluropon® coating in six colors: Dove Grey, Siam Blue, Regal Blue, Teal, Hartford Green and Hemlock Green. The interlocking panels combined with a patterned use of the six coatings provide an energetic, complex aesthetic that reinforces the school's branding—Bodies in Motion: the Animal Kingdom. The colors were selected to mimic fish scales and evoke motion.
Odyssey Elementary School opened in 2014 as one of the "greenest" schools in Utah and provides hundreds of students with a state-of-the-art educational facility.