Vernal City Municipal Center


Vernal City Municipal Center

Vernal, Utah

As the Commercial and Urban center for the Uintah Basin, Vernal City provides the most services to the majority of the surrounding region. 

JRCA Architects, Inc. provided Needs Assessment, Programming, Site Selection, Funding Approval Assistance, Facility Design, Construction Administration, and Furnishings Design.

The Facility includes:
    - Administrative Offices
    - Community Development Offices
    - Engineering Offices
    - Finance Office
    - Police Department
    - Justice Court

The Vernal Council Chambers were designed with a flexible format that allows the Council Chambers to function as the Justice Court. Special security provisions were designed in the facility to allow both scenarios to work. 

The project incorporates many sustainable strategies and has achieved a LEED® Silver rating with the USGBC. One of the key strategies was the use of a ground source heat exchange system set below the parking lot. 

  Project Size:  71,000 Square Feet
  Completion:  2010