Published on January 1st, 2013 | by UC&D Magazine0
St. Joseph the Worker
AIA Utah 2012 Awards
Saint Joseph the Worker
Sparano + Mooney Architecture, Salt Lake City
R&O Construction, Ogden
Saint Joseph the Worker serves as a place of worship for a growing Catholic community in West Jordan. The 23,460 sq ft project sits on a 9.6-acre site and was constructed on a tight budget of $4.5 million.
The client’s program required a large entry gathering space; elliptical sanctuary space to seat 800; accessory support, liturgical, and vesting spaces; administrative offices and conference space; a separate Day Chapel for daily services; and an entry courtyard with a central water and fire feature. The project is located in a primarily working- class residential neighborhood near the Bingham Canyon Copper Mine. Named for the patron saint of laborers, this parish church has a rich history and cultural line.