Arch Studies

Pixar UP House in Utah

So how is a homebuilder in this Salt Lake City suburb getting away with selling a near-identical copy of the floating house in the Disney-Pixar film “Up”? READ STORY

On the Market: Vernon Monger receives Utah building accolades

Steamboat Springs native Vernon Monger recently was awarded the Building Division Project Manager of the Year award by the Utah Chapter of the Associated General Contractors. Monger has worked for Okland Construction, Utah’s largest general contractor, for 32 years. He currently is completing a $330 million St. Regis Hotel in Park City, Utah. READ STORY

Project Renews Downtown, and Debate

SALT LAKE CITY — For many devout Mormons, Utah’s capital city is important mainly as a setting for the jewel that really matters: Temple Square at the city’s center. Brigham Young, the pioneer leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, laid out the urban grid with street numbers starting at the temple…. Read more »

Utah State students landscaping project

LOGAN, Utah (AP) – Some Utah State University architecture and landscaping students are hoping to help give the city of Providence a stronger identity. The boundary between Providence and neighboring Logan blends together in a commercial district along State Road 165. A “Welcome to Providence” sign is even somewhat hidden… READ STORY

‘Brilliant colorist’ thinks big and goes the distance

Painter, whose mural will adorn City Creek development, defies stereotypes. Painter David Meikle’s small basement studio is void of any natural light. Eschewing titles about art greats such as Caravaggio or J.M.W. Turner, his bookshelves instead hold volume after volume about aviation and sci-fi movie set illustration. You won’t find a John Coltrane or Mozart… Read more »

Utah’s grass-roots effort a model Ariz. can follow

…Although managing growth, not government reform, was the Utah initiative’s goal, the process did lead to change in how elected leaders work. In fact, the approach has become a model for problem-solving throughout the U.S. and even in some foreign countries. Envision Utah was created in 1997, and together with state government, it developed tools… Read more »

New condos aim to revive Sugar House pulse

THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE – Despite its pitted heart, Sugar House has grown a new limb — and this one is designed to support life. Oozing urban-living modernity and majestic views, the 29-unit Urbana on Eleventh condominium tower — a block north of the cratered retail hub — is just a few months from completion…. Read more »