Steiner Corporation Headquarters (also known as Steiner American Building and ALSCO Inc.)« Back to Last Page
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505 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah 84102
Thru out Salt Lake County
Design Team: partner in charge, Walter Scott; project manager and project design, William Browning; structural consultants: E.W. Allen and Associates
Building Description: A booklet containing the works of Scott, Louie and Browning Architects & Engineers describes the work as follows, “This award winning building, completed in 1968, became a major addition to the historic South Temple area. The parking was placed beneath the offices and shielded by the terraced landscaping. The entry stair leads up to the offices on the second level. Private offices are arranged around a general office, lighted by clerestory windows. The Steiner Corporation’s International Headquarters Building has become a noted example of sympathetic design within an established historic area.”1
Furthermore, an article on the Steiner Building from Salt Lake Modern described it as follows, “With accelerated company growth came the need for a new office headquarters. Richard Steiner, company president at the time, wanted to set a standard for their new international prominence by having a South Temple address. Steiner’s direction to architect William Moyle Browning of the firm Scott, Louie and Browning, was to go horizontal, not vertical, and to not violate the street’s history with something so different, or relate so closely to compete with it. This required a very original solution that would be modern by design yet from anything else. Browning worked with a restrictive site to design a modern brick and concrete edifice that kept cars hidden, yet created an open office floor plan with one of the first supercomputer rooms in the state. The building has changed little since its construction and received the AIA Utah Chapter’s 25 Year Award for continuing to have relevant, good design for over two decades.”2
1. “Steiner Corporation Headquarters,” article from “Marketing Files,” from the Scott, Louie, and Browning Architects Records, circa 1940s-1990s, accn 1564, box 5, folder 5, pg. 2. From the Special Collections and Archives Department at the University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.“Steiner American Building (ALSCO),” from Salt Lake Modern, accessed on May 26, 2016, http://www.slmodern.org/2012/01/06/steiner-american-building/.“Steiner American Building (ALSCO),” from Salt Lake Modern, accessed May 26, 2016, http://www.slmodern.org/2012/01/06/steiner-american-building/.