new facebook page for photos

I have been taking quite a few pictures around town lately and only a very few make it into posts here, especially since I typically like to do research on a building before posting on it. without knowing anything about it. So I have started a new Facebook page where I will be posting the… Read more »

the difference between owners and architects

Owner Architect William Jennings was the client behind such Salt Lake buildings as the Eagle Emporium and the Devereaux House. The architect on both projects was William Paul, father-in-law to Jennings. I think the difference in their graves illustrates quite well the difference between owners and architects…money. Both graves are in sight of each other… Read more »

ibm building two

The second, or ‘New IBM’ building to be built in Salt Lake City began construction in 1981 and is located at 420 E South Temple. The building is one of only several buildings designed in the Brutalist style to be built in Salt Lake. The word brutalism is coined from the French Béton brut which… Read more »

plum alley photos

These photos were taken during a lunchtime excursion through Plum Alley in March of 2010. Back side of Zim’s Crafts on Plum Alley Underneath Regent Street Parking Terrace on Plum AlleyUnderneath Regent Street Parking Terrace on Plum Alley

wetland discovery point

“Today less than 1% of Utah’s total land is wetlands. Seventy-five percent of these remaining wetlands, approximately 400,000 acres, are part of the Greater Great Salt Lake Ecosystem. This wetland ecosystem is known internationally for its importance to migrating shorebirds and waterfowl, not to mention aquatic and terrestrial wildlife and other avian species on the… Read more »

salt lake 5th ward chapel

As we approach the 100-year anniversary from the laying of the cornerstone of the Salt Lake 5th Ward Meetinghouse this September 2nd, a fantastically diverse list emerges from its unique history: LDS chapel, flood shelter, photo studio, architect and real estate offices, home residence and rentals, escort services, goth/industrial night clubs, Tibetan Buddhist temple and… Read more »

emigration canyon residence

Last October while exploring Emigration Canyon, I randomly came upon this home and was blown away by its stark simplicity and beauty. I took some pictures and attempted unsuccessfully to discover online who had designed it. Several months later, the home, which had just recently been completed, won a 2009 Merit Award from the AIA… Read more »

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