news: SLCPL's Marmalade Branch Earns "Best Small Project" Recognition

SLCPL's Marmalade Branch Earns "Best Small Project" Recognition

SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City Public Library’s Marmalade Branch was named the 2016 Best Small Project in the October 24, 2016, issue of Engineering News-Record (ENR), Mountain States special regional coverage. According to ENR, “Projects were judged on design and construction quality, contribution to the community and the industry, and how they overcame unusual challenges through teamwork and innovation.” The Best Projects competition in the Mountain States included nearly 100 entries across nine states: Utah, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

Salt Lake City Public Library’s Marmalade Branch, located at 280 West 500 North in Salt Lake City, is the Library system’s eighth location. A key part of the Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City’s master plan for its block, this two-story facility offers over 18,000 square feet of space for the growing Marmalade and West Capitol Hill neighborhoods.

The ENR Best Small Project Award honors the architects, engineers, and contractors involved in developing and constructing the LEED Silver certified building. Listed in the award are architects Blalock & Partners Architectural Design Studio, Reaveley Engineers + Associates, Ken Garner Engineering Inc., Colvin Engineering, and Ascent Construction Inc.

“We are honored to receive this recognition for our newest branch library,” said Debbie Ehrman, Deputy Director of Salt Lake City Public Library and project liaison for the Marmalade Branch project. “Not only is it a testament to the immense local architecture and construction talent in Salt Lake City, but also the foresight and commitment the Salt Lake City community has for driving neighborhood renewal through strong public investments.”

More information about the award can be found at the Engineering News-Record’s website: http://www.enr.com/articles/40587-small-project-best-project---marmalade-branch-library.

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