“It’s always heartening to see a project that is as complex as Lake Park, yet with proper organization and understanding of critical issues, the process is smoothed out through a lot of the bumpy areas.”
– Rulon C. Gardner, Project Manager at the Boyer Company
Phase I of Intermountain Healthcare’s office campus in Lake Park Corporate Center (Salt Lake City) provides 250,000 square feet of state-of-the-art, Class A office space with an adjacent/attached base isolated 20,000-square-foot data center located on 25 acres of land. The offices were designed to seismic zone 4 standards in anticipation of future seismic zone increases for the Wasatch Front.
Enclosed offices, conference rooms and support spaces are located in the 30-foot core bay and along the short end walls, allowing maximum penetration of natural light into the floor plate. Indirect lighting systems are used throughout the building to minimize computer screen glare and to create a more uniform and psychologically pleasing lighting condition. The design incorporates a zone-based wiring system for data and communication, again facilitating the flexibility of IHC’s furniture system. The office components of the project are split into two separate four-story structures linked by a four-story atrium. The atrium served as the public entrance to the complex, the dining area for the employee cafeteria and the vertical circulation core. A ceremonial stair provides both a sculptural focus for the atrium and the primary circulation method for employees. By centralizing the vertical circulation, fewer elevators are required to provide the specified performance level. The landscaping and site amenities, such as jogging paths, are exquisite and refined.