Stout Office Building
Owner: Stout Building Contractors LLC
Lead Design Firm/Structural Engineer: AE Urbia Architects and Engineers
General Contractor: Stout Building Contractors LLC
Civil Engineer: Dominion Engineering
MEP Engineer: Custom Mechanical Design
Subcontractors: AAA Fire Safety & Alarm Inc.; Frontline Concrete; Next Level Electric; S&B Plumbing Inc.; Staker Parson Cos.; Steel Encounters Inc.; Thueson Masonry; Waterscape Landscaping; Weather Tech; Western Technologies Inc.
An innovative office building has breathed new life into architecture in the city of Bountiful, Utah. A bold mix of finishes and professional landscaping have raised the standard for buildings along the street. The new office also was designed to host community events, bringing neighbors closer together.
Typically, tilt-up concrete walls compose the primary structure, and conventional framing is added for architectural interest. Those roles are reversed here. Steel framing supports most of the building, while bold tilt-up panels add the architectural appeal. Steel braces, raw interior concrete panels and exposed, industrial-style ceilings display painted ducts and electrical work. The combination of brick, glass and concrete creates a modern, timeless exterior.
Large floor-to-ceiling glazing allows an abundance of natural light inside the building. Portions of the tilt-up concrete panels remain exposed inside, thus complementing the concrete floors and precast stair treads. The Stout company logo was cast into one of the more prominent concrete panels. An expansive break room and meeting area were designed for company training, parties and other activities. The same space can be easily partitioned into three separate rooms for smaller meetings or workshops. Additional shop space was added to accommodate equipment and storage.
While the site is ideal for its high visibility and community access, it’s also located on one of the most heavily trafficked roads in town. Without the help of stoplights or stop signs, truck drivers, employees and subcontractors had to be especially careful when accessing the site and operating equipment near sidewalks to avoid accidents and keep construction flowing smoothly along the busy corridor.