June 15, 2010
Layton Construction congratulates EDA Architects for being recognized in the 2009 Justice Facilities Review for the design of the Spanish Fork Justice Center. Layton was the CM/GC for the project, which was completed in July 2008 and is located in Spanish Fork, Utah.
The Justice Facilities Review is an annual publication from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Academy of Architecture for Justice and highlights the best in architectural design for courts, law enforcement and correctional facilities throughout the nation. Winning projects were selected by a jury made up of architects as well as leading clients and practitioners in the courts, corrections and law enforcement fields. In 2009, the jury reviewed 52 submissions.
The 59,000-square-foot Spanish Fork Justice Center sits on a seven-acre site and combines a state court facility with a municipal public safety building. It is the first building of a master planned regional civic center that will also include a new city hall, city library, senior center and performing and visual arts center. The facility is comprised of two wings that are connected to a centrally-located prisoner receiving and holding area that serves both court and police activities. The two wings share mechanical and support spaces but have separate entrances.
Materials used for the facility reflect the local masonry tradition of the area, with a combination of brick and sandstone. The design of the building incorporates sustainable elements such as natural daylight and controlled high-efficiency artificial lighting to reduce its environmental impacts and ensure the long-term value of the facility.
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