U.S. Federal Courthouse
The cubic designed of the United States Courthouse has become an iconic building in Salt Lake City. The 400,000 square foot, 10-story courthouse features glass and aluminum façades. The architect design goal was to form a strong, transparent, yet egalitarian impression of the building, symbolizing the clarity of American judiciary system and characterizing the natural qualities of the region.
FMS’s team collaborated with Thomas Phifer and Partners and Naylor Wentworth Lund Architects, created the vertical aluminum sun screens, which changes quietly with the solar orientation and interior use. The reflective anodized finish of the screens and the transparency of the glass allow distinctive quality of natural light as the sun passes over. The sky-lit atrium and the sculptural glass art not only extend the height of the building, but also allow more natural light shining through the elevator lobbies and extend into the space.