Historic Kearns Office Building Renovation

Historic Kearns Office Building Renovation

Salt Lake City, Utah

2020 ENR Mountain States Best Projects Merit Award - Renovation/Restoration

2020 AGC Utah Renovation/Restoration Project of the Year

2020 UC&D Most Outstanding Renovation/Restoration Project

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Initially constructed in 1906, the Kearns Building stands as a testament to historical architecture in the heart of Salt Lake City. Efforts to preserve and modernize this building focused on fortifying the building's structural integrity to accommodate modern amenities and accessibility standards. Central to the design was the reinforcement of the Level 2 plaza to withstand a load of 100 psf, allowing for landscape modifications, including small trees. This required meticulous assessment of the existing framework to enhance load-bearing capacity and ensure compliance with modern safety standards. The project also involved extensive restroom modifications, including lowering the restroom elevation from its original height of 2'3" to align with the floor slab, ensuring compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility guidelines. The structural design also accounted for the installation of new mechanical equipment by reinforcing the existing floors to withstand the additional loads imposed by the upgraded systems.

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