BBS Architects Engineers

Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company

Utah Farm Bureau Center

Construction Completed: 1997
Project Data: 40,000 SF
Construction Cost: $4.73 million 

Client Need:
Situated in the foothills of the mountains of Salt Lake City, the Farm Bureau Center in Sandy City, Utah, is a regional office building for the Farm Bureau Insurance and affiliated companies.

BBS Approach:
Utilizing local natural materials and visual elements from the existing buildings within the community, the building blends harmoniously with its surroundings. The undulating terrain and opportunity to view the building from both high and low vantage points required particular attention to the shape and orientation of the building, including its roofscape. 

Project Results:

  • 40,000 square foot, two story office building.
  • Masonry screenwall added to the roof added a “third story” and sheltered the penthouse and mechanical equipment from direct view. 
  • Cross-axis provides the overall organization for the building;  main axis anchored at its two ends with ornamental steel stairs connecting upper and lower levels. 
  • One leg of cross axis consists of a dramatic two-and-one-half story atrium with natural light filtered through clerestory windows above and framing a spectacular view of nearby mountains.
  • Nestled around the central atrium are both open and private offices, conference and meeting rooms, a wellness center, and a technology operations center, as well as future growth space.
New Facility
MacKay Hall Auditorium Renovation
IADA Office Renovation
Home Office Building with Expansion
Office Renovation
Iowa City Federal Building - VHA Renovations
Hospital Emergency Room Renovation & Expansion
Dodge House Renovations
Corporate Headquarters Renovation
Minnesota Farm Bureau Center
New Office
College of Human Sciences
Executive Suites Renovation
Hub Tower Conference Center
Goodnow Hall Restoration & Renovation
Extension 4-H Youth Building
Des Moines Public Market
Catholic Pastoral Center Rehabilitation
Wyoming Farm Bureau Center
Food Sciences Building - Room 2379 Renovation
Coover Hall Infrastructure Study
Lance and Ellie's Sandwich Shop
VRAC C6 and Office Suite
Reid “E” Research Facility
Corporate Headquarters
Beardshear Hall Remodeling
Arizona Farm Bureau Center
ETRC Hoover Hall
ABC - Office Build-Out
Chemistry Building Addition & Renovation
Corporate Highrise
Parking Garage
LeBaron Hall Replacement Study
Camp Dodge Pool Campus Improvements
Memorial Union Food Court
Levitt Center for University Advancement
Sabin Hall Renovation – LEED Gold
219 Eighth Street
ETRC Howe Hall
Biological Sciences Facility
Hub Tower Office Tenant Improvement
Covered Walkway
Iowa Events Center
Kemin Food Sciences Lab Renovation
© 2021 BBS Architects | engineers, All rights reserved.