Westminster's Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory Honored with Merit Award
May 18. 2005
Salt Lake City - Westminster College's Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory of Theater and Music was honored at the Council of Educational Facilities Planners International's Southwest Regional Conference with a Merit Award.
The Merit Award recognizes the conservatory's outstanding learner-centered architecture and design as one of the best in the southwest region. Among the critical factors in selecting an award winner are the innovations in planning, programming, and design of the building--and how these elements meld to create an environment that is conducive to learning. Another factor they considered is how Westminster's goals were either met or exceeded by the design.
Patrick McLaughlin, AIA, Senior Associate and Project Manager for the Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory said, "We feel honored to receive a CEFPI Southwest award for the design of the Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory for Music and Theater. MHTN Architects strove to provide Westminster College with a quality designed facility which accommodates their present requirements while preparing for their future needs. We used great care to ensure the facility was equipped with state-of-the-art technology and proper acoustics for each venue. We feel this award reflects the excellent planning and design that MHTN provided to meet and exceed the needs of Westminster College."
Westminster College is the only private, comprehensive liberal arts college in Utah and one of the very few in the Intermountain West. The college is small, nondenominational and focused intensively on student learning. It prepares its students for success through a strong foundation of liberal education combined with cutting-edge professional programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks Westminster in the top tier of regional colleges and universities in the West, and as an excellent educational value. For more information visit www.westminstercollege.edu.