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Salt Lake Marmalade Library earns engineering recognition

Model of the new Marmalade Branch of the Salt Lake City Public Library in Salt Lake City on Thursday, May 29, 2014. The library opened on Feb. 27, 2016, and the design recently won an engineering award.
Model of the new Marmalade Branch of the Salt Lake City Public Library in Salt Lake City on Thursday, May 29, 2014. The library opened on Feb. 27, 2016, and the design recently won an engineering award.
Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City Public Library's Marmalade Branch was recently named the 2016 Best Small Project in the Oct. 24 issue of Engineering News-Record, mountain states special regional coverage, according to a news release.

Projects were judged on design and construction quality, contribution to the community and the industry, and how they overcame unusual challenges through teamwork and innovation, according to the release. The Marmalade Branch was chosen from among almost 100 entries received from nine states.

The 18,000-square-foot Marmalade Branch, located at 280 W. 500 North, serves as a key part of the Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City's master plan for the area, according to the news release.

The ENR Best Small Project Award honors the architects, engineers and contractors involved in developing and constructing the LEED Silver certified building. Architects listed in the award are Blalock & Partners Architectural Design Studio, Reaveley Engineers + Associates, Ken Garner Engineering Inc., Colvin Engineering and Ascent Construction Inc.

For more information, visit the Engineering News-Record website at enr.com/articles/40587-small-project-best-project---marmalade-branch-library.