AGC of Utah Headquarters Submitted by Archiplex Group
In late 2007, the Associated General Contractors of Utah was in need of a new home for its administrative operations and training activities after weekly training events had outgrown available space at its existing 40-year-old building.


For the new headquarters, a primary design goal was to reflect the purpose and spirit of the organization in multiple ways throughout the project.

Heavy civil contractor’s work is reflected in the use of deep cut trenches, boulder-lined detention ponds, concrete pedestrian bridges, tall concrete sign panels and rusted corrugated-steel building sheeting.

Vertical building contractor’s skills are on display in the soaring roofs, exposed ceilings and the building volumes that flow freely from the outside to the interior.

The talents of craftsmen are evident through tile work, cabinetry, finish woodwork and granite surfaces.

Cascading roof planes express the energy and excitement of the construction process. Lobby transparency encourages easy views to and from the central space of the building.

Salt Lake City

$2.7 million

Owner: Associated General Contractors of Utah

Contractors: Jacobsen Construction Co., Big-D Construction Corp., Layton Construction, Okland Construction Co. Inc.

Architect: Archiplex Group

Engineers: PEPG Engineering, BHB Consulting Engineers, Cache Valley Electric, CCI Mechanical

Among the Subcontractors: Child Enterprises, Granite Construction, Harper Construction, Lyndon Jones Excavating, Geary Construction, Parsons, Altaview, Binggeli Rock Products, Geneva Rock, Metro Ready Mix, SME Steel, Steel Encounters, Western Steel Erectors & Adams & Smith, Redd Roofing, Southam & Associates, Capitol Roofing

Start: Oct. 2008 Finish: Nov. 2009