The facilities assessment of the State Office Building is drawing to a close. The consultants completed the on-site review and interviews. Documentation was completed on the meetings and site visits discussing the history of the structural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing of the building, and the communication system. Each consultant is currently completing their recommendations related to the reuse of the existing building (option one).
Paul D. Brown, AIA has been studying option two (add to the State Office Building) and three (remove the existing building and build a new structure). These studies will provide information to the Board members and members of the team who will hold a workshop on May 26, 27 and 28, 2009 to review the options and provide direction to the executive director and consultants.
During April, the executive director and consultants will speak with many executive branch leaders around the Salt Lake Valley to understand their interaction with agencies on Capitol Hill. Interviews will also be conducted with occupants of the State Office Building to determine their needs. This information will help determine the programming and space planning of the State Office Building and will be presented to the Board. This information will also be presented during the workshop in May.