The design process for the Field house began with ajc architects working intimately with the exhibit designers to develop the main interpretive themes, and then providing a building to surround and support them. The core of the building form that emerged from this process is a cylindrical entry lobby known as the 80-mile radius. The ceramic color tile floor of this cylindrical room contains a map of the geological features of the surrounding site that is rich in fossil and skeletal remains of dinosaurs. The lobby entrance, therefore, establishes a connection between the building and the geological history of the area. The entrance to the exhibits is actually a “portal” in which the visitor begins to adjust their perspective from present-day, to become explorers, traveling back in time.
Client:State of UtahView Project