© Timothy Hursley
© Timothy Hursley
© Timothy Hursley
© Robert Canfield

Conference Center for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Salt Lake City, Utah

The centerpiece of the 1.5 million-square-foot Conference Center for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the 21,000-seat Assembly Hall – the largest indoor worship and conference space in the western hemisphere. Here, as in the public spaces and a smaller 900-seat theatre, the majority of the decorative lighting fixtures are custom designed, many of which recall the agricultural iconography of the Latter-day Saints. Auerbach Glasow was the architectural lighting designer for this monumental project. The Conference Center is sited on a square city block with generous outdoor plazas, water features and a four-acre roof garden. Twenty interior and six exterior custom lighting fixtures types – a total of 1,300 custom fixtures – were installed throughout the ten-acre Conference Center site.

Auerbach Glasow also designed exterior lighting for the nearby Main Street Plaza and created a master plan for the LDS Church’s downtown property consisting of four city blocks and a pedestrian mall in downtown Salt Lake City.

Architect: Zimmer, Gunsul, Frasca Partnership
Size: 1,400,000 SF (building)
Completion: 2000