Timpanogos Cave National Monument Visitor Center
American Fork,
Interior Design

Fostering meaningful community engagement with natural landscapes.

Nestled in Utah’s American Fork Canyon, the Timpanogos Cave Visitor Center anchors the trail to the caves. The original center succumbed to a 1991 fire, temporarily replaced by a modular building. However, the new facility took over a decade to materialize before A&E Design assumed project leadership, dedicating strategic efforts and expertise that would be vital in bringing the new center to life. The extensive site plan included realigning Highway 92 for rockfall safety and relocating visitor parking away from the highway. The project also featured essential safety measures like fencing and retaining walls.

The station’s exterior blends stone, board-form concrete, and rustic wood, harmonizing with its natural surroundings. Stone pillars serve both aesthetics and practicality, shielding windows from winter snowplows. The sloped roof echoes the terrain, with its gravel patterns visible from the trail above. An outdoor courtyard doubles as an educational space with interpretive displays indoors, catering to students and tour groups. This project underscores A&E Design’s unwavering commitment to enhancing infrastructure that supports public lands, fostering meaningful community engagement with natural landscapes, and preserving the rich historical narratives that define our shared heritage.

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