Located directly west of Temple Square at 45 N. West Temple in downtown Salt Lake City, this museum is the LDS Church’s flagship facility for displaying art, providing educational exhibits, and presentations of historical artifacts
Westland was asked to oversee a year-long renovation that included a nearly complete reconstruction & reconfiguration of the usable space, which encompassed 4 levels and a total of 61,000 sf. The new renovations replace exhibits and museum space that has been in place for more than 30 years, and aims to tell a more impactful, complete history of the church, its place in the history of the community and culture to a new generation of Salt Lake City visitors.
The new interior employs cutting-edge technology in 8 new exhibit areas, with one featuring a 240-degree surround-screen theater as the main exhibit, enveloping patrons with a high quality sight & sound experience. The theater boasts in & out internet streaming capabilities and high-end sound system. The new exhibits utilize interactive features for both adults and young children. In addition to the new exhibit areas, the museum store was enlarged and updated, and escalators were removed and replaced with a Grand Staircase. A façade of the old ZCMI General Mercantile store, historically significant to Salt Lake City, was also installed in the exhibit area.