University Place Office Building
Award of Merit
Owner Woodbury Corp.
Lead Design Architectural Nexus
Structural Engineer Dunn Associates Inc.
Civil Engineer Woodbury Corp.
MEP Engineer Spectrum Engineers
Electrical Engineer Envision Engineering
General Contractor Okland Construction Co. Inc.
University Place Building One sits at the corner of State Street and University Parkway in Orem, Utah. The 140,000-sq-ft, mixed-use building has first-floor retail topped by four floors of office space. Exterior materials include stone, metal panels and glazing that allows floor-to-ceiling views. The south-facing wall was built on a nine-degree slant, giving further interest to the building’s most visible side. On the southwest corner, a 35-ft-high LED screen provides advertising space for the tenants. Okland Construction worked closely with the design team and the owner on value-engineering options to create a distinctive structure at a cost that met the design intent without sacrificing quality.