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Nu Skin Innovation Center in Provo, Utah, Wins National Steel Design Award

November 7, 2016

(Chicago, IL) – The Nu Skin Innovation Center in Provo, Utah, has earned national recognition in the 2016 Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel awards program (IDEAS2). In honor of this achievement, members of the project team will be presented with awards from the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) during a ceremony to take place at the facility on Thursday, November 10.

The Nu Skin Innovation Center transforms Nu Skin Enterprises’ corporate campus into an inspiring new headquarters that reflects the modern sensibilities of a global company. The new $74 million, 170,000-sq.-ft facility houses research laboratories, conference spaces, two cafés, a retail storefront, a fitness center, three floors of executive offices and a data center in a series of elegant, light-filled spaces that reflect the aspirational qualities of the Nu Skin brand and its line of anti-aging products.

“The design is sleek and the cantilevered conference rooms are wonderful,” commented Paula Pritchard, a partner, construction manager and vice president of Plant Construction, San Francisco, and the general contractor juror in the competition.

The project was entered in the competition by its architect, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Seattle. The other members of the project team include:

  • Owner: Nu Skin Enterprises, Provo, Utah
  • Structural Engineer: Magnusson Klemencic Associates, Seattle
  • General Contractor: Okland Construction, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Steel Fabricator: Tech-Steel, Clearfield, Utah (AISC member/certified fabricator)
  • Bender-Roller: Paramount Roll & Form, Santa Fe Springs, Calif. (AISC member)

The 10 IDEAS2 winners for 2016 were chosen from nearly 100 submissions received from architectural and engineering and other project team member firms throughout the U.S. Each submission is reviewed and award winners are selected by a nationally recognized panel of design and construction industry professionals.

The IDEAS2 award dates back more than 50 years with AISC. And about this year’s winning corporate campus, Roger E. Ferch, PE, president of AISC, said, “The entire Nu Skin Innovation Center project team has shown how structural steel can be used to create structures that combine beauty and practicality. The result is a facility that serves its purpose extremely well, while providing an example of what can be achieved when designing and constructing projects with steel.”

Members of the media may request high-resolution images of the project by contacting AISC’s Tasha Weiss at 312.670.5439, weiss@aisc.org. For more information about the IDEAS2 awards and to view all of this year’s winners, please visit www.aisc.org/ideas2.

Photo by Nic Lehoux

 

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For more information contact:

Tasha O'Berski
Communications Department
312.670.5439
oberski@aisc.org

American Institute of Steel Construction

The American Institute of Steel Construction, headquartered in Chicago, is a non-partisan, not-for-profit technical institute and trade association established in 1921 to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry. AISC’s mission is to make structural steel the material of choice by being the leader in structural steel-related technical and market-building activities, including: specification and code development, research, education, technical assistance, quality certification, standardization, market development, and advocacy. AISC has a long tradition of service to the steel construction industry of providing timely and reliable information. 

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