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This week is Utah's first architecture week featuring tours historic buildings

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Utah's Governor Gary Herbert has signed a proclamation declaring April 27-May 3 Architecture Week in Utah—a first in this state! (View Proclamation: Architecture Week, April 27-May 3 2014)

Architecture Week in Utah as a way of inviting people to look more closely at their neighborhoods and urban environments, and to appreciate inspired design where it occurs.

The theme, ‘This Is Where We Live,’ suggests embracing our surroundings as they are—the good and the bad, the picturesque and the banal, places with potential and places that need protecting. To that end, the Utah Center for Architecture (UCFA) has organized or co-sponsored several tours and prepared a special exhibit directed to parents to accompany the unveiling of this year’s “Box City” by elementary school students.

The tours are all very different. If you haven’t been to Ogden lately, take the “Reintroducing the Trolley District” tour of historic 25th Street and streetcar neighborhoods east of Washington Boulevard led by landscape architect Shalae Larsen and Sue Wilkerson. The Brett Donnelly Gallery in Ogden will be exhibiting "Form, Space and Concept” an exhibit of models created by architects to explore concepts, ideas, and functions that ultimately are developed into habitable spaces.

A tour of downtown Salt Lake City will highlight late 19th and early 20th century commercial architecture designed by Richard Kletting, architect of the Capitol. That will be led by architect Allen Roberts, AIA, a preservationist who has researched Kletting over many years.

Compare the historic Cathedral of the Madeleine on South Temple with the newest Catholic church in Utah—the St. Joseph the Worker in West Jordan. Its contemporary design has earned the architectural firm state and regional design awards and reflects the people and history of this west-side parish.

Accompany University of Utah honors students and landscape architect Mark Morris, ASLA, for an interactive tour of Sugar House Park co-sponsored by Jane Jacobs Walk.

Architecture Week coincides with events marking the end of the College of Architecture + Planning academic year, and we invite you to see what the students graduating in the professional architecture program have achieved.

ARCHITECTURE WEEK CALENDAR
All events are free, open to the public, and accessible.

Monday, April 28
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
College of Architecture + Planning: Master’s Project Reception and Exhibit, Bailey Hall, University of Utah. Congratulate the graduating students and see their creative designs. Refreshments provided.

April 28 – April 30
“Box City” exhibit opens in the Urban Room of the Salt Lake City Main Public Library at 6:00 p.m. EECTA presentation takes place Wednesday, the 30th (see below).

Tuesday, April 29
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Walking tour of late 19th and early 20th century commercial buildings in downtown Salt Lake City designed by Richard Kletting, architect of the Utah Capitol. Meet in the courtyard of the Boston & Newhouse Buildings on Exchange Place at Main St. Led by Allen Roberts, AIA, historic preservation expert and CRSA president.

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Architectural and art tour of the Cathedral of the Madeleine led by a Deacon Lynn Johnson and architect Michael Stransky, FAIA. The Cathedral was dedicated in 1909 and went through an extensive interior renovation 1991-93. It is on the Utah Register of Historic Sites and the National Register of Historic Places.

Wednesday, April 30
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Educating Elementary Children Through Architecture (EECTA) Box City Awards presentation and new exhibit about design principles taught through EECTA for adults. Salt Lake City Main Public Library Urban Room and Auditorium. Box City closes.

Friday, May 2
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Walking tour: “East of Washington: Reintroducing the Trolley District” of Odgen’s historic 25th Street and original streetcar neighborhoods led by co-authors of Ogden’s Historic Trolley District Book, Shalae Larsen, ASLA PLA and Sue Wilkerson. Tour begins at Union Station. Co-sponsored by the Trolley Distrct Community Council. Refreshments provided.

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Exhibit: Brett Donnelly Gallery in Ogden hosts ”Form, Space and Concept” an exhibit of models created by architects and architectural students to explore concepts, ideas, and functions that ultimately are developed into habitable spaces.

Saturday, May 3
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
“Rethinking Sugar House Park”, a Jane Jacobs Walk, will be led by University Honors students who studied it in depth and recently shared capital improvement ideas for the park with the Sugar House Park Authority. The walk will allow participants to share ideas and re-envision the park (see map for tour route). Co-sponsored by UCFA. Refreshments provided.

11:00 a.m. – Noon
Walking tour of late 19th and early 20th century commercial buildings in downtown Salt Lake City designed by Richard Kletting, architect of the Utah Capitol. Meet in the courtyard of the Boston & Newhouse Buildings on Exchange Place at Main St. Led by Allen Roberts, AIA, historic preservation expert and CRSA president.

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Tour of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, completed in 2011, designed by Sparano & Mooney Architecture, at 7405 S Redwood Road, West Jordan. Received the Design Arts Award from the Utah Arts Council, an Excellence in Concrete Award from the American Concrete Institute, and Merit Awards from AIA Western Mountain Region and from AIA Utah.

Additional details available at the UCFA webpage.

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