The building’s architecture was designed to make the most of the stunning natural environment with walls of glass providing views of the nearby Wasatch Mountains and a rooftop garden providing 360-degree views of the Salt Lake Valley.
The signage uses materials like water-cut stainless steel, frosted glass, and vinyl letters on glass to play with transparency, and the design is driven by language. The typographic treatment locates words within a larger context – like a single word in a text, or finding information in the library. The cut-off type also suggests something growing or just coming up over the horizon.
Directional signage in the stacks uses a template for the Dewey Decimal System used to organize books. Librarians can easily print new inserts themselves, should they need to update the numbers of shelving locations.
Michael Gericke (Principal in Charge), Lior Vaturi, Elizabeth Meiers, Wayne McCutcheon/Entro Communications Associate Designers Entro Communications, Toronto, Canada; Wayne McCutcheon; Raymond Cheung
Wayne McCutcheon/Entro Communications