SCUP Excellence in Architecture for a New Building
University of Utah, Salt Lake City
Photo ©Jeff Goldberg, Esto
Ennead Architects; GSBS Architects; Leslie E. Robertson Associates; Dunn Associates; Colvin Engineering Associates; Design Workshop; Spectrum Engineers; Brandston Partnership; Stantec Consulting; ARUP; Jacobs Consultancy; Construction Specifications; Shen Milsom & Wilke; Parametrix; Reginald D. Hough FAIA; Red Square; Cubic Dimension; Buro Happold; Ralph Appelbaum Associates; Poulin+Morris; Catharine Hawks; Shelley Stephens + Associates; SGH; Big-D Construction
“ . . . stunning design and color; it works well with the surrounding landscape . . . sits quietly and beautifully in the hills . . .
The museum had been shoehorned into the former University of Utah Library, which was sorely inadequate for the museum’s research, educational, and exhibition needs. It lacked the temperature controls and necessary storage space to properly care for the collections, which today form the basis for all of the museum’s educational functions. The new museum provides space to preserve, study, and interpret the museum’s extraordinary collection of artifacts; provides advanced research facilities and conservation labs; and establishes a venue for undergraduate and graduate education at the University of Utah.