Entries by Heather Knighton

Millcreek City Center Master Plan

Millcreek’s inaugural City Center Master Plan is a transformative vision for the district between Highland Drive to 1300 East and 3300 South to Elgin Avenue. It imagines the approximately 100-acre area as a lively, vibrant, walkable, and identifiable City Center that is inspired by the City’s values and unique setting in the Salt Lake Valley. […]

Southern Utah University Geoscience Building

Before and After. Great design has the power to transform. University campus buildings can be resilient, and this is a fantastic example. Imagine inhabiting a sloped roof office space. Not very workable! This Southern Utah University remodel changes a 1978 exterior (a former solar collector for a swimming pool) into an energy efficient contemporary façade. […]

University of Utah Carolyn & Kem Gardner Commons

On November 9th, the new Carolyn and Kem Gardner Commons celebrated its dedication as the University of Utah’s premiere example of interdisciplinary undergraduate academics.  MHTN Architects’ design addresses the U of U’s goal of a holistic academic environment that builds student community, by strategic proximities and detailed settings that invite students in a relaxed and […]

Fashion Remix

Gaudi Goddess – Every two years, local designers and architects along the Wasatch Front roll up their sleeves and pull out their glue guns to compete in Fashion Remix, IIDA Intermountain Chapter’s unconventional material’s challenge.  Each team is paired with a vendor to create wearable fashion made from interior materials.  Vendors range from flooring to […]

High School for the Future

Brighton High School has a rich tradition of excelling in academics, athletics and the arts. The collegiate aesthetic of the new Brighton High School creates an atmosphere to elevate those traditions. Ideas of openness, visibility, flexibility, collaboration, adaptability and technology are carefully integrated to support the district’s high school curriculum. Design Challenge: Systematically replace the […]