- Project Architect – Mark Hilles, AIA
- Architectural Project Manager – Trevor Broughton
- Lead Designer – Trevor Broughton
- General Contractor- Miller-Jacobsen Construction
The fourth story of the historic Ogden Hardware building has been vacant for some time and in need of a renovation. John Peterson, of Family Business Center, hired Mountain West Architecture to redesign the fourth floor into a commercial office building. The purpose of the space is a shared office rental. Family Business Center provides young businesses to rent an individual office all while conducting business in a flexible and productive work environment, and utilizing the amenities a small business needs to grow and adjust into a mature business.
Mountain West Architecture came across two main challenges with the existing design of the building. The first challenge is that only 6,000 of the total 9,000 sq. ft. is usable because of the slope of the ceiling. Secondly, natural light is necessary but is only filtering in through one bank of windows. This is along the West wall and needs to be distributed throughout the entire 6,000 sq. ft. The remedy for these obstacles was a carefully designed floor plan that optimized every inch of space and using glass dividing partitions. The glass provides separation between offices but remains visually open to allow in natural light. The finished design is comprised of multiple offices and work stations, three conference rooms, break room, kitchen, new restrooms and a family area. Another design feature includes the original timber beams that blend well into the urban industrial design the owner wanted to achieve.
“ Great to work with, and they know the unique characteristics of Ogden to make projects successful and part of the look and feel this community has to offer. They support local organizations and are a great part of our community.”
– John Peterson, Owner
Family Business Center