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Jacobsen named DFCM Contractor of the Year, 3 projects win awards in AGC of Utah contest

SALT LAKE CITY — Jacobsen Construction Company has been named the Utah DFCM Contractor of the Year by Associated General Contractors of Utah, in recognition of the firm’s work in the public sector.

In a video presentation of the award on Thursday, Jan. 20, AGC said officials with the Utah Division of Facilities Construction and Management describe Jacobsen project teams as “advocates,” “problem solvers,” and “team players” who go “above and beyond” in their work and demonstrate “great communication.”

“Jacobsen Construction (project teams have) proven to be champions of the state standards and advocates for their clients. They understand the need for — and benefit of — building cohesive project teams, which lead to best results for all parties. They manage project costs and schedules with excellent accuracy,” the presentation said. “Their management of unforeseen and unknown conditions results in little to no impact to project schedules or budgets. Overall, Jacobsen’s teams make projects successful from all points of view.”

Three projects completed by Jacobsen in 2021 also received distinguished industry recognition from Associated General Contractors of Utah (AGC).

The winning Jacobsen projects, announced on Dec. 3 and formally honored on Jan. 20, are the Mid-Valley Performing Arts Center in the Cultural category, the Architectural Nexus Office Remodel in the Green Building category and the University of Utah NBICU Ronald McDonald Family Space in the Health Care category.

Jacobsen’s project teams at the Mid-Valley Performing Arts Center and Architectural Nexus Office Remodel were both also honored previously this year with awards from Engineering News-Record and Utah Construction & Design. In all, nine Jacobsen projects submitted for recognition in 2021 were honored with 14 combined awards.

Jacobsen’s winning projects in the AGC contest are described in more detail below.

Mid-Valley Performing Arts Center
Cultural Category Winner
Taylorsville, Utah | $39.1 Million
Architect: Method Studio

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The Mid-Valley Performing Arts Center provides a much-needed venue for Salt Lake County’s growing population of artists, all under one roof. It includes a 440-seat Mainstage Theater with orchestra pit, 225-seat Studio 5400 Theater and multi-use rehearsal and event space.

Architectural Nexus Office Remodel
Green Building Category Winner
Salt Lake City, Utah | $5.3 Million
Architect: Architectural Nexus

Arch Nexus 12.15.2021

The Architectural Nexus Office Remodel was a renovation of 30,000 square feet of office space for the Salt Lake City headquarters of one of Utah’s most respected architecture firms. The project added a sustainable gray water system used to flush toilets and for irrigation of planter walls (“living walls”), a highly efficient HVAC system, photovoltaic roofing and covered parking that provide net positive energy, and an interior courtyard to the headquarters. The project is notable for aiming to become the first certified commercial Living Building in Utah and one of only a few dozen such buildings worldwide, pending a year of proven sustainability performance from the building while it’s in operation.

University of Utah NBICU Ronald McDonald Family Space
Health Care Category Winner
Salt Lake City, Utah | $1.3 Million
Architect: MHTN Architects

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The Ronald McDonald Family Space adjacent to the NBICU at University of Utah Hospital was designed and built to help the parents of young patients feel at home, and to spend time with their infant child while also navigating day-to-day life.

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