This building was named after the founder of this school. The school was named Bannock Stake Academy until Ricks’ death in 1902 when it was renamed Ricks Academy.

Interesting Facts

  • This building was created with the help of faculty. The architect wanted input to make sure the building served faculty and students in the most efficient manner. (i.e. no big windows in classrooms so students wouldn’t daydream in class, natural-lighted open commons area for students, etc.)
  • This building contains an animal lab to test conditioning techniques learned in classrooms on rats and chickens. The rooms for this were modeled after facilities at BYU and the Huntsman Cancer Center in Salt Lake City.