Published on January 12th, 2016 | by UC&D Magazine
UC&D 2015 Outstanding Public Project under $10 Million
Midvale Senior Center
Owner: Salt Lake County
Architect: EDA Architects
General Contractor: Stallings Construction
Structural Engineer: BHB Structural Engineers
Civil Engineer: Ensign Engineering
Electrical Engineer: EELD
Mechanical Engineer: Van Boerum & Frank Associates
Electrical Contractor: Knight Elctric
HVAC: Hustad Mechanical Inc.
Plumbing: MKB Mechanical
This $4.7 million dollar building was designed with an emphasis on social engagement, lifelong learning, and personal wellness for Midvale’s Senior Community, with a bevy of fun activities and events within this highly modern and functional facility.
The site anchors the north end of Midvale’s historic Main Street and creates the south edge of an emerging civic center that includes a new city hall and future library. The 20,500 SF facility is aiming for LEED Gold certification and was designed using performance modeling software to evaluate different design options to maximize sustainability and aesthetics.
The center is comprised of two principle building elements. One is a single-story brick masonry structure with storefronts scaled to match historic Main Street, and two-story linear structure which forms the south edge of the civic campus. The articulated steel structure, folded copper cladding, and engineered wood siding bridge the design gap between historic and modern.