Published on January 12th, 2016 | by UC&D Magazine
UC&D 2015 Outstanding Public Project over $10 Million
Carbon County Courthouse & Administration Building
Owner: Carbon County
Architect: Scott P. Evans Architects
General: Ascent Construction, Inc.
Civil Engineer: Hill & Argyle, Inc.
Electrical Engineer: Envision Engineering
Landscape: J.Z. Landscapes, LLC
Mechanical Engineer: Van Boerum & Frank Associates
Structural Engineer: BHB Structural Engineers
This nearly $17 million dollar project is one of the most essential buildings to be constructed in this eastern Utah county in recent years. Various government departments – along with the courthouse and county commissioner room – will be housed in the two-story building, including human resources, engineering, public lands and roads, and a USU extension office.
The front exterior is highlighted with beige CMU block and a curved red sandstone rotunda that is accented with a wavy blue design element. The opposite side includes a vertical red sandstone element and showcases a floor-to-ceiling low-E glass curtain wall section which opens to the lobby.
The interior is divided by a beautiful atrium that is highlighted by a visually stunning metal-railed staircase, a memorial wall for war veterans from the County, and a glass skylight that runs nearly the length of the entire building. The skylight filters in copious amounts of natural daylighting, which greatly enhances the overall aesthetics.