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Publicity: South Salt Lake City Breaks Ground on One Burton

South Salt Lake City revitalization is taking a step forward with the groundbreaking of One Burton, at Main Street and Burton Avenue. The eight-story complex will have 180 apartments including a gallery, spa, fitness facilities and rooftop courtyards. The project will also include 7,000 square feet of retail space for restaurants or neighborhood shops.

South Salt Lake Mayor Cherie Wood shared how much she likes the design with the Salt Lake Tribune; See what’s finally coming to South Salt Lake: its first ‘downtown’ building

Architectural Nexus’ Doug Thimm is the Principal Architect for One Burton.

One Burton will boast midcentury modern architecture that fits with the neighborhood. The idea was to bring something in that could be a piece of architecture that became part of the greater whole. -Doug Thimm

Thimm, also the Master Architect of the nearly completed West Quarter Development, is confident that One Burton will help execute the city’s vision for its downtown. South Salt Lake’s downtown expects to offer grocery stores, public spaces and access to public transportation. Architectural Nexus is working alongside Jacobsen Construction Co. Estimated completion of the project is 2024.

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Publicity: Interior Design of Architectural Nexus SLC wins IIDA Intermountain Award

Commercial Interior Design Association, IIDA Intermountain, recently selected Architectural Nexus Salt Lake City, as the Merit Award winner for best work over 15,000 square feet. The SLC Regenerative Office is a project aiming to become the first Living Building along the Wasatch Front. The Living Building Challenge re-imagines what is possible in sustainability. The project includes innovations in resilient design, healthy materials, energy, water, and waste reduction, and will serve as an example of how a building can regenerate the environment and the community.

From IIDA Intermountain: These awards celebrate those interior design projects that go beyond the pretty picture and truly encompass great design. We also recognize that successful interior design requires a collaboration of many disciplines such as, consultant teams, project managers, vendors, contractors, etc. This awards show is a celebration of that collaboration, and of great design in the Intermountain region. Take a peek at these images of the Interior at Arch Nexus SLC and the IIDA awards event.

 

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Publicity: Artists of Utah – Bus Stop of Dreams

Artists of Utah – Utah’s Art Magazine, shines a spotlight on a unique feature of the new Architectural Nexus headquarters in Salt Lake City. Columnist Michael Redd shares an overview of the functionality of the Designated Living Building and concludes a written tour of Arch Nexus SLC at a bus stop at the front of the site, near Parleys Way. Nexus designers Megan Repka and Miguel Cortes developed their design according to LBC criteria:

The bus stop/shelter is not only a bus stop and a shelter but a trellis to support plantings that will add green space and oxygen to the site. As well, it is made from reclaimed and recycled materials including lumber from old railroad trestles, repurposed steel support columns and beams and steel connection plates and stamped architectural steel from other construction projects.

But, perhaps most symbolic is that the stop/shelter has been designed and built before the bus even stops at this location.  As Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) in Field of Dreams heard in his head: “If you build it, they will come.” In order to inspire mass transit to this section of the city, promoting social justice and equity, Arch Nexus designed and built the bus stop/shelter before any buses are scheduled to stop here.

Click here to read the full article from Artists of Utah and here for more information on the Equity Petal and social justice aspect of Living Building Certification.

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Publicity: UC&D Announces Most Outstanding Projects 2021

Utah Construction and Design announced their selections for this year’s Most Outstanding Projects. The 2021 winners include three Architectural Nexus designs.

The category of Community Impact goes to Salt Lake County Kearns Library.

The Arch Nexus SLC office takes the Green/Sustainable category.

The Laboratory/Research most outstanding project is ARUP Phase 4, submitted by Okland Construction.

Stay tuned for more images and a recap of each of the award-winning projects in the December issue of UC&D.

Architectural Nexus would like to thank the organizations that provide the opportunity to work on these projects and more. Arch Nexus would also like to express gratitude to everyone who took part in bringing these projects to life.

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Publicity: Radio Interview with Kenner Kingston

Architectural Nexus President, Kenner Kingston, was recently interviewed for the Wasatch Gazette that airs on Cumulus radio stations B98.7, KBER, KKAT, K-BULL and Power 94.9. Check out their conversation regarding the new Arch Nexus SLC building, right here.

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Publicity: Kearns Library Latest Cover Feature of UC&D Magazine

We love the latest cover story of Utah Construction and Design Magazine: Community Embodied A Library Grows In Kearns. Of the 35,00 square foot facility that was completed in 2020, UC&D Editor, Taylor Larsen writes;

The Kearns Library is unlike any library I’ve ever seen, while all at once being everything one can be and more. At every corner and description, I don’t think I’ve seen a more impressive building given what it stands for and achieves. It’s a community space, it’s a refuge, it’s a treasure trove of knowledge, and ultimately, it’s a library. Getting from a community-centric idea all began with a little bit of outreach from designers at Arch Nexus to see what Kearns and its residents would want out of their new library. The final product centers around sustainability, accessibility, and community.

Download the full issue to learn all about how architects engaged with the community, worked to preserve the past and the many ways in which the design taps into nature.

Gone are the days of the shushing librarian. In their place comes one well-versed in all of the resources this building and its programming have to offer… With a library that perfectly encapsulates the community, it’s evident: this is their space.

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Publicity: Kenner Kingston, Live Guest on ABC4 IN FOCUS Discussion: Innovative Architecture

Architectural Nexus President, Kenner Kingston, is slated to appear on the ABC4/CW30 program IN FOCUS, at 7PM MST, Thursday, April 29th. Innovative Architecture is the topic of this episode. Kenner will discuss the Arch Nexus SLC Living Building project, which aims to be the first commercial living building in Utah. Check back for a link to the segment after it airs.

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Publicity: Erica McBride on Building Resilience Podcast

Erica McBride has been the Building Manager at Arch Nexus SAC from its opening day. She was a recent guest on the Building Resilience Podcast, Living Building Challenge episode. This installment shares Erica’s journey to her current position, introduces listeners to the Living Building Challenge, discusses its history, design and the differences between LEED Certification and Living Building Challenge Certification. Erica gives insight into the unique challenges faced during the Arch Nexus SAC certification process. Regarding the occupancy of a Certified Living Building, Erica states “Another success story is our occupants. They had to learn how to engage with the building… people are the ecosystem and without people it doesn’t function.”

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Publicity: Lake Tahoe Community College Mobility Hub

The Lake Tahoe Community College Mobility Hub Project has been selected to win the Tahoe Chamber Tallac Achievement Award, which celebrates exemplary infrastructure projects that revitalize and enhance the economy and community of Lake Tahoe’s south shore.

LTCC’s Mobility Hub has been in operation for more than a year. In 2021, it will become the go-to charging station for the Tahoe Transportation District’s electric buses, along with smaller 16-passenger electric shuttles. The Hub also provides shelter from the elements for public transportation riders and secure storage for bikes, boards, and other green forms of transportation, along with a handy bicycle repair station.

The Mobility Hub at LTCC is part of a broader plan to bring clean transportation to the Tahoe Basin and to encourage LTCC students, staff, the community, and visitors to the Basin to use clean and green public transportation and to cut down on the use of fossil fuels.

Al Frangione, Director of Facilities, Capital Construction and Head of Security at LTCC, graciously thanked each entity involved in the project and stated:

Architectural Nexus and their associated sub-consultants did an excellent job of taking our vision and turning it into a real project. Their patience and calming approach to this project helped us through some very complicated moments indeed.

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Arch Nexus SAC , Arch Nexus SLC , Publicity: Trim Tab: Arch Nexus Offers Lessons in Resilience

Trim Tab, the official blog of the International Living Future Institute, currently features a piece by Juliet Grable, the author of Regenerative Retrofit: California’s first Living Building. In this article, Grable shares insight into the ILFI’s latest book, specifically the lessons of resilience offered by the Arch Nexus Sac building. Grable addresses how Arch Nexus Sacramento and Arch Nexus Salt Lake City have taken measures to be prepared for potential disruptions through a variety of resilience measures. Resilience has recently become a buzzword, but as stated by Grable “It strikes me that the whole point of resilience is to be able to weather the unexpected—whether that be a drought, an earthquake, or something as extraordinary as the Covid-19 pandemic.” Read the full article here Trim Tab: Arch Nexus Sac Offers Lessons in Resilience.

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