The Marmalade District of Salt Lake City has undergone a transformation in recent years with an influx of new retail, housing, and an interest from an increasingly young and diverse demographic group. This revival made the area a prime candidate for a branch library of the Salt Lake City Library system. Taking a cue from this transitional phase of the district, the design team sought to create a material palette that embodied the evolution and diversity of the Marmalade District. This 19,000 SF library is the beginning of a phased block development that will include mixed use housing and retail component, along with an outdoor park amenity. Completed in 2016, the project is anticipated to achieve LEED Silver certification.
2017 Honor award, AIA Utah
2017 Urban Design Award, AIA Utah
2016 Best Small Project, Engineering News Record-Mountain States
2016 Outstanding Green/Sustainable Project, Utah Construction and Design
Photography credits: Greg Evans, Jim Fairchild