Published on January 18th, 2017 | by UC&D Magazine

UC&D 2016 Outstanding Private Project Under $10 Million

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Thomas S. Monson BSA Lodge

Owner: Boy Scouts of America – Great Salt Lake Council
Architect: Evans & Associates Architecture
General Contractor: Big-D Construction
Electrical Engineer: Envision Engineering
Structural Engineer: BHB Consulting Engineers
Mechanical Engineer: Van Boerum & Frank Associates
Civil Engineer: Horrocks Engineers
Electrical Contractor: Surge Electric
Other Specialty Contractor: JM Mechanical, Robert W. Speirs Plumbing

This project was envisioned to be a centerpiece of the Great Salt Lake Council Hinckley Scout Ranch. The project team was commissioned to deliver a project that would help inspire and excite future scouts that attend the camp. The two main masonry walls that bisect the structure step in and out of plane to create interest, pattern, and shadows. Due to the cost of concrete, concrete masonry block was used as the foundation, structural support, color variety, texture variety, pattern, and durability. The team was able to save $750,000 over the originally planned poured in place concrete walls. The mechanical system for each level was placed below each floor slab which allows the design team to preserve the aesthetics and open feel of the buildings main level. The use of reclaimed wood and exposed curved laminated beams support large roof spans and help to soften and warm the aesthetics of the building.

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