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Centro de la Familia // Genola, Utah



Centro de la Familia was built in Genola Utah, using a concrete thinshell dome structure for maximum square footage for minimum cost. The center is a Migrant Head Start School, the sixth of its kind in Utah. The client specifically chose the concrete thinshell building method not necessarily because of cost as many clients do, but because of aesthetics: they wanted a building that felt “approachable$rdquo; for the young students especially. They didn't want a large, monolithic slab of red brick which might feel intimidating. In addition, they felt, the dome designs felt reminiscent of Latin American structures.