2015 Best Projects, Intermountain Award of Merit Cultural/Worship: Payson LDS Temple
Access to the Payson Utah Temple is limited to faithful LDS church members who participate in sacred ceremonies. Prominently sited on a 14-acre hillside with the Wasatch Mountains as a backdrop, the temple features highly landscaped areas, pedestrian plazas and water features that contribute to a sense of peace and serenity.
The warm colors of the articulated precast concrete cladding are evocative of native stone and masonry. Polished marble was used on interior floors, wall bases, plinths and columns. Stone for the temple came from quarries in Egypt, Turkey, Brazil, Spain and China. The interior features metal railings and decorative light fixtures made by local craftspeople.
Payson Temple, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Owner Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Architect Architectural Nexus
General Contractor Wadman Construction
Civil Engineer Great Basin Engineering
Structural Engineer Reaveley Engineers & Associates
Electrical Engineer GSL Electric