UC&D 2015 Outstanding Large Community/Institutional Project
Published on January 8th, 2016 | by UC&D Magazine
Owner: The Church or Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Architect: Architectural Nexus
General Contractor: Wadman Corporation
Electrical Engineer: GSL Electric
Structural Engineer: Reaveley Engineers + Associates
Mechanical Engineer: Heath Engineering
Lighting Design: BNA Consulting
Precast: Hanson Structural Precast
Electrical Contractor: GSL Electric
Mechanical Contractor: Comfort Systems
The Payson Temple in South Utah County is a testament to the talents of both designers and artisans who collaborated to produce an exquisite piece of architecture. Interior and exterior design elements are ornate, and were very carefully chosen.
Art glass, which is present on the steeple and in the chapel, was designed specifically for this building, as were wood materials and stains, walls treatments, and even intricate ceiling details. The interior features finely designed custom-clad metal railings and decorative light fixtures. A classical architectural style is influenced by the pioneer vernacular of the area.
The highly articulated Architectural Precast Concrete highlights the skills and talents of the craftsmen, and is a stunning example of the level of detail that can be achieved in modern architectural precast.
The design includes fine integral details such as braided rope at external corners, the Delectable Mountain textile pattern, and lattice details at the freeze above cornices.