The Riverton Senior Center is the final project of a three-building campus incorporating the Library, City Hall and Senior Center. The architectural expression is meant to acknowledge the existing campus context, while still conveying its own identity for the community and the patrons.
The building was designed to respect the rich traditions associated with Riverton City and the character of the Center’s patrons, while also conveying the idea that the building and its inhabitants are an incredible source of energy contributing back to the community. The center is large enough to address all the program spaces needed, through efficient and flexible space planning, but still maintains the feel of a small “neighborhood” center.
A highlight of the project is the large channel glass box that breaks away from the traditional form of the building, in a dynamic expression of the vibrancy of the Center’s patrons. By day, this expansive channel glass clerestory floods the center with natural light, and by night, it glows from within as a beacon to the community it serves.
2011 Merit Award-Architectural Design, AIA Utah