The first place we visited was the Sugden Residence. John Sugden was an architect and professor at the University of Utah. Early in his career he studied directly under Mies van der Rohe. Mies's International/Modernist Style is very evident in the home that John designed for his family. John passed away a few years ago, but we were fortunate enough to meet with his wife, Jutta, and discuss her husband and the house as well as recieve a personal tour of the home. To read more on John Sugden and his architectural contributions click here.
Second, was the Har Shalom Synagogue. This contemporary building is placed amist a nature preserve and emerges out of the landscape. There is a trail system that allows you to engage the landscape and view the building as an extention of the environment. Originally designed by the German Architect Alfred Jacoby with the local project architect being Prescott Muir Architects. “Jacoby’s approach from the very start was that this building would have a modern aesthetic that would speak to local traditions, but would not be subservient to them,” says Jack Robertson, project architect with Prescott Muir Architects. For more information click here.
Sugden Residence - Park City, UT
Har Shalom Synagogue - Park City, UT