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UTAH MASONRY COUNCIL AWARD WINNING PROJECTS

Two Design West Architects projects honored with Utah Masonry Council’s ‘Excellence in Masonry Design’ awards were featured in Utah Construction & Design Magazine. Cache Valley Bank in Logan, Utah, received one of the top ‘Honor’ awards for design and masonry excellence in restoring the Thomas Building, originally built in 1880. The resulting design preserves the integrity of the original building while ensuring the new Cache Valley Bank’s interior is modern and able to welcome its patrons. The historic J. Will Robinson Federal Building in Provo, Utah, received a ‘Citation’ Continue reading →

STUDENT HOUSING DESIGN AWARD

Colorado Mesa University’s Garfield Residence Hall was featured in Learning By Design’s Architectural Design Showcase as a 2016 Outstanding Project. CMU’s Housing Demand Study identified that 40% of students would be willing to live in traditional dorms. This option had been overlooked previously and on-campus options only included apartments, suites and semi-suites. This provided an opportunity to expand housing efficiently using high-density traditional dorm design. Garfield Residence Complex is a traditional dorm-style student housing design built over multiple phases to house 1,100 beds. Garfield hall Continue reading →

BOX CITY FOR KIDS!

Combining fun and learning, Design West employee Derek Christiansen volunteered with AIA Utah to help local  students at Canyon View Elementary in Davis School District build a city out of boxes. Derek and his team taught the kids about architecture and urban design while exploring creative thinking, design, city planning, historic preservation, construction and art. The Box City For Kids! program culminated in an exhibition of box cities at the Salt Lake Public Library yesterday where Derek and his students displayed their Box City.  You can see excitement and enthusiasm for this Continue reading →

ZETTERQUIST PROMOTED TO ARCHITECT

Adam Zetterquist of Design West Architects’ Logan office has been promoted to Architect with the firm. Adam recently attained his Utah architectural license and has eight years of experience working in the field of architecture. Adam earned a Masters of Architecture degree and Bachelor of Environmental Design degree from Montana State University, as well as a Bachelor of Pre-architectural Studies degree and an Associate of Computer Aided Drafting and Design degree from Utah State University. Always an important part of the design team, Adam has Continue reading →

EXCELLENCE IN MASONRY AWARDS

Design West Architects was recently honored with two Excellence in Masonry Awards by the Utah Masonry Council at their annual awards gala. Christian Wilson accepted an Honor award for the Cache Valley Bank remodel which transformed the exterior of a historic building in downtown Logan. Grant Golightly accepted a Citation award for the historic preservation of the J. Will Robinson Federal Building in Provo. The project team cared about the project’s historic nature and worked together with the mason on even small details to ensure the building was renovated with Continue reading →

TURN OF THE CENTURY FIRE STATION DESIGN

It’s not every day that an architect gets to design a new building to look like it’s from the turn-of-the-century. Design West is thrilled to be selected as Lehi City Fire Station 83’s designer and work with the Fire Department to make their vision a reality in the Traverse Mountain area.  The rendering below was just one of the many options our team explored with Lehi’s Fire Chief and key stakeholders during the initial programming meeting December 15th.

FARMINGTON CITY GYM & PARK BREAKS GROUND

Construction is underway for the new Farmington City Gym & Park.  Design West Architects is providing Landscape Architecture design for the future park which will include a softball complex, basketball and pickleball courts, open space, playground, as well as a trail system that ties into surrounding trails.

DESIGN WEST HOSTS FILM CREW

Design West Architects’ Salt Lake office was chosen for a TV commercial set. The commercial for Enrollment USA features young architects working collaboratively. No wonder they wanted to be at Design West! See the final commercial here; wait 10 seconds to see our office.