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U of U Marriott Library Expansion

The $57 million renovation and seismic retrofit of the 5-story Marriott Library at the University of Utah provides students with an array of new electronic and traditional information resources and equipment, while providing optimum safety and state-of-the-art aesthetics.

Utelite Corporation worked with project engineers and architects to develop and provide a lightweight planting media for library’s rooftop garden plaza. The lightweight planting media was needed to help address the challenges of landscaping over a structure.  The lightweight media was engineered to meet the needs of the selected plants as well as reduce the weight load on top of the parking structure.

PROJECT: U of U Marriott Library Expansion
LOCATION: Salt Lake City, UT
OWNER: State of Utah, DFCM, University of Utah
ARCHITECT: MJSA Architects
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT: G Brown Design
GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Oakland Construction
LANDSCAPE CONTRACTOR: Roth Landscape.


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