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SoJo Station, South Jordan, Utah

Photo: Corey Middleton
Photo: Corey Middleton

Beecher Walker created a futuristic looking design for SoJo Station, transit-oriented development that includes a six-story office building and 1,087-stall parking garage. The $32 million, 180,000-square-foot project is phase one of a two-phase plan. Phase two will add a 180,000-square-foot, six-story office building, 845-stall parking garage and reconfigured bus drop-off/pickup area to the development.

The exterior combines floor-to-ceiling glass, metal panels and brushed aluminum accents. Metal panels extend into the lobby, where there are curved metal ceilings with embedded lighting and interior glass panels.

Jory Walker, principal architect and president at Beecher Walker, says, “Metal has a rigidness, opaqueness and sheen that contrasts with the glass, accentuating the curves of the glass. The exterior design utilizes a gun metal gray color aluminum to hold the curved lines of the glass façade, topped by lighter brushed aluminum caps to capture the curves of the glass. Similar to how many car manufacturers are using metal in their buildings to exhibit a cool, slick, clean, modern finish, using metal in our design gave the project a sleek, futuristic look. There is a sexiness to automobiles where metal and glass gently curve and we sought to bring this attribute to our project in the same way.”

Engineered Wall Systems Inc. installed 35,000 square feet of Mitsubishi Chemical Composites America Inc.’s 4-mm-thick ALPOLIC metal composite material (MCM) on walls and ceilings. Approximately 25,000 square feet of MCM is in Valspar Corp.’s Fluropon MZG Gray and 9,900 square feet in Fluropon TBX Silver. Additionally, Kawneer Co. Inc. supplied its 1600UT ultra thermal curtainwall for the project.

Building amenities at SoJo Station include a fitness facility, showers, bicycle lockers and cafe. It is on Interstate 15, adjacent to South Jordan Station on Utah Transit Authority’s FrontRunner commuter rail line, which connects to downtown Salt Lake City and Salt Lake City International Airport. There is a public bus stop, hotel, and is near numerous biking and hiking trails.