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."

Photo courtesy of Layton Construction Co. Inc.
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

Key Players

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