2013 Design Award Honorable Mention

Springville, UT

Structural Engineer
BHB Engineers


Steel Joist Manufacturer

Steel Fabricator
JT Steel

The Springville Library features multiple roof offsets and shapes including a moment frame system with joist roof, radius roofs, dome roofs, and traditional flat roof. Offset roofs and floor created multiple special moment frame configurations. The exterior skin is comprised of stone brick veneer and metal panel, requiring creative skin details.

Springville’s goal was to implement a brand new retail library model with main circulation spine, which would become a gathering area for the community.

The moment frame system with joist roof allowed for flexibility in creating interesting shapes out of the open steel joists. The library boasts three different types of trusses: arched, standard, and bow string. The library’s system is uniquely beautiful to Springville.