The Sprague Branch Library is beautiful branch library belonging
to the Salt Lake City Library System. We were privileged to participate
in an expansion project, which comprised of a completely underground
addition to the building. This expansion would allow for the needed
space while minimizing the impact to the original architecture.
The underground addition included new men and women’s toilet
facilities and janitor room and a large study area and meeting room.
The new addition was heated and cooled with new furnaces located
in the original building furnace room. The addition extended near
the existing creek and was required to be provided with a dewatering
system. The dewatering system comprises of under slab and foundation
drains which flow to a duplex sump system. The water is then pumped
up and into the underground creek. The sump is connected to an emergency
generator to ensure that the building remains dry at all times.
B. Bryce Gardner, P.E.
Senior Vice President
Robert J. Kesler, P.E., CPD
Mr. Tom Stites
Brixen & Christopher Architects
252 South 200 East
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Name of Project
Salt Lake City, Utah
Salt Lake City Library
Design Start/End Dates
May 2001/August 2001
Mechanical Engineering & Design
Construction Delivery Type
Design – Bid – Build