Most Outstanding Projects

Published on January 1st, 2015 | by UC&D Magazine

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UC&D 2014 Most Outstanding Community/Cultural Project

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Museum of Natural Curiosity

Owner: Thanksgiving Point Institute
Architect: FFKR Architects
GC: Okland Construction
Civil: Stantec
Electrical: EELD
Mechanical: Heath Engineering
Structural: Reaveley Engineers + Associates
Elec. Sub: Hunt Electric
This innovative and exciting children’s museum at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi provides visitors of all ages a place for interactive learning. As design developed, five main areas of exploration presented themselves, with each having a driving principal and realm of exploration. A unifying element of the architecture is called ‘The Hub’. This is the center of the museum and initially accessed from the entry lobby by a true cable suspension bridge. The hub is illuminated by slowly changing color L-E-D lights, has nooks for sitting and playing, and each archway hints at what experience is beyond. The floor design is a compass rose using themes from each exhibit.


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