Ogden Eccles Conference Center + Peery’s Egyptian Theater
Ogden, Utah, USA
The historic theater and modern conference center work together to form a dynamic complex.
Fentress Architects renovated the celebrated Peery’s Theater and designed the new, state-of-the-art convention center addition to reflect a contemporary interpretation of Peery’s Egyptian-style architecture.
The historic 1929 Theater, inspired by the discovery of King Tut’s tomb, was restored to its original coloration and detail. Restored elements include the famed atmospheric ceiling, side balconies and ornate proscenium arch. The vibrant theater and modern center work together to form a dynamic complex, and continue to serve as key components of the City of Ogden’s Downtown Revitalization Plan.
The conference center is a two-story combination of brick, sandstone, limestone, precast concrete accents and a glass atrium lobby. It includes:
- 80,000 square feet of conference and meeting room facilities, and
- 15,000 square feet of ballroom space.
- Grand Award, Gold Nugget Awards, Pacific Coast Builder’s Conference, 2000
- Citation Award, AIA Colorado, 1999
- Honor Award, AIA Western Mountain Region, 1999
- Honor Award, AIA Denver, 1998
- Merit Award, Gold Nugget Awards, Pacific Coast Builder’s Conference, 1998
- Historic Restoration Merit Award, U.S. Institute for Theater Technology, 1998
- National Preservation Award of Honor, National Trust for Historic Preservation, 1997