Award of Merit Office/Retail/Mixed-Use: Lehi Tech
Award of Merit
Owner: Dry Creek Properties
Lead Design Firm: Beecher Walker
General Contractor: Rimrock Construction
Structural Engineer: Dunn Associates Inc.
Civil Engineer: Excel Engineering
MEP Engineer: CCI Mechanical
Electrical Engineer: Hunt Electric
Landscape Architect: Loft Six Four
This 74,000-sq-ft, four-story office building includes a balcony on every floor, providing outdoor access and expansive views for tenants, an important feature for attracting technology companies to the area. The project site was limited to a small parcel, but the views and adjacency to Interstate 15 added value to the building. The team collaborated to create a design that would make the project work both from a budget and a site perspective. The solution came in “lifting” the building on top of at-grade parking, thus eliminating the high costs of underground parking. The team also created two cores for elevators and stairs at the outer edges, since a central elevator core would not work with on-grade parking. Concrete was chosen for the primary structural system due to its availability and cost effectiveness, while the use of post-tension slabs made the overhanging balconies possible.