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Column Plates and Benches

Salt Lake City International Airport | Salt Lake City, UT | Custom Composite Materials; Column Plates: 18’H x 17’W at widest point, Benches: 27’9”L x 9’7”W x 63”H | 2020


The sculpturally integrated Column Plates and terminal Benches, located in a gathering area for both arriving and departing passengers in the new terminal, creates a visual distinction for the various activities taking place in the open space. Echoing the sculptural themes of The Canyon walls, the columns and benches provide interest and induce a sense of wonder while maintaining visibility of the view corridor.

Both the Column Plates and Benches installations function as seating as well as sculptural elements. Made of a composite material, the Column Plates are 18 feet high and 17 feet at their widest point. Also made of a composite material, the Benches are massive in scale at 28 feet long, 10 feet wide, and 5 feet high.

For these very unique and innovative composite pieces, Gordon Huether Studio partnered with Kreysler & Associates, who among other famous projects, designed and installed the signature architectural features for the expansion to the San Francisco MoMA. Both the Column Plates and Benches were installed in the new main terminal in 2020 and are accessible to all SLC travelers.