This award is not for just one building, but about many buildings of the past, present and future and how they have become timeless. In October 2013, the culmination of decades of work by architect Burtch Beall was collected and launched as the Utah Architects Project – a website produced by the Utah Center for Architecture. Containing the work and biographies of architects from before 1949, this database includes both trained and untrained architects who migrated from around the world to practice in Utah.
With the help of numerous architects, historians, students, and allied organizations, the Utah Architects Project documents the evolution of construction and design in the state. The significance of the project itself is matched by the simple elegance of a web interface that allows for searches by architect, building name, building type, city, decade of construction, or scenic roadway. Directed by Utah Center for Architecture Past President Warren Lloyd the database will continue to grow and become the place to finally locate that building you drive by every day and wonder “Who designed that one?”
The Utah Architects Project will further the cause of preservation within the State of Utah and the west through an increased public awareness of the contributions of architects to our built environment.