This project includes the master plan and the completion of nine buildings for a community college satellite campus. The master plan has been organized to incorporate elements from various campus settings. Many of the decisions were based on developing a campus layout that uses the rural setting and captures the surrounding natural views while maximizing the ratio of COST PER SQ FT$109.73FEATURED IN2008 Architectural Portfolio square footage to parking.
The strength of the design is the energy created by the group of buildings as a whole. Although each building is unique, common materials and a similar architectural style give continuity. As Salt Lake Community College grew and adapted to an emerging workforce, a need for a new technical-oriented campus became necessary.
The campus accommodates several specialized fields, including automotive training with a full body-shop classroom (Building 4) and culinary arts with a state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen (Building 6). Buildings 1, 2, 3 and 5 house several programs intended to develop a new generation of entrepreneurs, who can lease space in Building 5. Utah Highway Patrol and other corrections departments have state-of-the-art training facilities and housing in Buildings 7, 8 and 9.