JRCA was selected by the Utah’s Division of Parks and Recreation to improve accessibility and expand the existing visitor center located in Moab, Utah. On site design workshops included park personnel, state legislators, and community leaders.
The result was a reconstruction and expansion that respects the character of the existing facility while doubling the usable area and provide for the needed ADA upgrades. The design concept was to work with the vocabulary of the existing building forms while maintaining minimal impact to the environment. The facility is oriented to the east to take full advantage of the panoramic canyon and desert views while complimenting the precipitous bluffs and towering spires.
New Interactive displays were developed that reflect the surrounding land forms and invites the visitors to participate in interactive presentations. As one moves through the displays there is the suggestion of sheer canyon walls and flowing forms shaped by the forces of water, wind, and time.