Utah Valley University Autism Center
The three primary functional objectives for this learning center include: educate the community about autism, train the teachers of autistic children, and provide a state-of-the-art, safe learning environments for autistic children. The building had to be visible to the community, easy to find, and be open and inviting.
The front wall of glass is placed on an angle to recognize the striving for balance and stability in the lives of those dealing with autism. The main entry is covered by a large roof overhang representing protection and shelter available in the center. The most important part of this project is where these two worlds meet. It is how the barriers, misunderstandings, and fear associated with autism can dissolve away.
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- Date : 2017
- Client : Utah Valley University and DFCM
- Construction Cost : $4,915,340
- Size : 15,088 SF
- Location : Orem, Utah