Jacobsen Construction


SALT LAKE CITY — Three Jacobsen Construction projects earned 2023 Project of the Year honors from Associated General Contractors of Utah, the industry group has announced. 

Jacobsen’s winning projects are: 

  • Intermountain Health Hurricane Freestanding Emergency Department (Health Care Project of the Year)  
  • Saratoga Springs Utah Temple (Worship Project of the Year) 
  • The West Quarter Phase 1 (Multi-Family Residential/Hospitality Project of the Year) 

A nominations taskforce at Associated General Contractors of Utah (AGC of Utah) evaluated more than 100 projects, selecting award winners based on the criteria of contributions to the construction industry and community, examples of using teamwork to overcome challenges, the aesthetics and functionality of the design, innovative methods used and overall safety record. 

AGC of Utah, an influential professional association that has represented builders in the state since 1922, will formally present awards to the winning project teams at a celebration breakfast on Jan. 19 at the Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City. 

Jacobsen’s Project of the Year winners are described in more detail below. 

Health Care Project of the Year | Intermountain Health Hurricane Freestanding Emergency Department 
Architect: FFKR Architects 
Owner: Intermountain Health 
Hurricane, Utah 

Jacobsen Construction, FFKR Architects and several talented trade partners teamed up to establish Intermountain Health’s flagship freestanding emergency department in Hurricane. This 21,700 square-foot facility includes nine emergency department exam/treatment rooms; ambulance bays; air ambulance helipad; MRI, CT scan, ultrasound and x-ray imaging; administrative areas and staff support spaces. This medical facility improves emergency care access in Hurricane by reducing travel time by more than 15 minutes, which can save lives. 

The Intermountain Health Hurricane Freestanding Emergency Department gives local families the peace of mind that they can more rapidly get treatment for themselves or their loved one in a medical crisis. It is also a prototype facility that serves as the standard bearer and construction template for dozens of similar buildings Intermountain Health will construct in the future.  

Worship Project of the Year | Saratoga Springs Utah Temple 
Architect: Naylor Wentworth Lund 
Owner: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 
Saratoga Springs, Utah 

Set near the picturesque Wasatch Mountains and Utah Lake, the 90,000-square-foot Saratoga Springs Utah Temple was the first standard-plan temple of this size. The temple features a precast concrete exterior and the 22-acre site includes a 21,000 square-foot meetinghouse. 

Local members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints anxiously awaited the completion of this temple, which they consider one of the most holy, peaceful places on earth and a place where worshipers can connect with heaven. Early and often, the project team worked hard to establish a jobsite culture of quality, accountability, problem solving and communication to   ensure a building process and a final product that the client, and the worshipers who would eventually visit the temple, could be proud of. 

Multi-Family Residential/Hospitality Project of the Year | The West Quarter Phase 1 
Architects: Architectural Nexus, HKS, Beecher Walker & Associates 
Developers: The Ritchie Group, Garn Development 
Salt Lake City 

The West Quarter is a large-scale, transformative mixed-use development in the heart of Salt Lake City’s Warehouse District. The two close-knit residential and hospitality halves of the development share walkable space on the same city block.  

Residential amenities at The Charles, which holds 240 best-in-class units, include multiple courtyard and terrace spaces for active and passive recreation, elevated pool and spa, two clubhouses, fitness and a music room. The interior design of the Charles uses a modern loft aesthetic with exposed concrete, floor-to-ceiling glass and sleek contemporary fixtures, accented with decadent 1920’s New Orleans Jazz elements.   

Directly south of The Charles, the Element and Le Meridien comprise the first dual brand hotel in the Salt Lake City market. Le Meridian is known as a lifestyle brand, while Element caters to extended stay guests. The program is composed of 272 guestrooms with a ground level restaurant, 6,000 square-foot ballroom, roof terrace bar and pool.  

As a curbless, pedestrian-friendly destination, The West Quarter bridges west and east downtown Salt Lake into a more cohesive, impressive urban core — a long-held need for the city. Future phases of the development will include important multi-family housing, high-end retail and fine dining additions.