The Utah Dept. of Veterans Affairs added two 108-bed nursing homes because its two existing centers in Ogden and Salt Lake City had long waiting lists and veterans in other parts of the state were not being adequately served. The new facilities house nine different "communities."
Each includes its own kitchen, living room, den, outdoor patio, nurses' station and 12 single-occupancy bedrooms with a private bathroom and shower. The veterans can mingle with one another, yet have the privacy of their own rooms. Stucco, natural stone, board-and-batten siding and brick complement the surrounding mountainous landscape.
2013 Award of Merit
Best Intermountain Health Care Project
Utah State Veterans Nursing Homes
Payson and Ivins, Utah
Owner State of Utah
Architect Beecher Walker Architects, Holladay, Utah
General Contractor Layton Construction Co. Inc., Sandy, Utah
Engineers BHB Consulting Engineers, Salt Lake City; Alpha Engineering, St. George, Utah; Spectrum Engineers, Salt Lake City; WHW Engineering Inc., Sandy, Utah