Big-D Construction completes first adult Autism center in Utah
Salt Lake City— Big-D Construction recently celebrated the completion of the new Adult Autism Center for Lifetime Learning, the first of its kind in the state of Utah. Care at the facility will be provided by Valley Behavioral Health.
The construction build site totaled 51,690 square feet and included a large parking lot with 65 parking stalls, a two-story structure, and the nearly 15,000-square-foot care center. The all-encompassing facility is located at 6232 South 900 East in Murray and will offer support and treatment to adults with autism to help them continue their educational experience throughout life. Emphasized at the facility is a vocational skills training program, as well as a diverse educational experience in various academics such as culinary, fitness, agricultural and medical.
“When you know you’re doing work for such a meaningful cause, it makes the hard work even more worth it in the end,” says Brian Murphy, project director at Big-D Construction. “We are honored to have been a part of such a necessary and essential project that impacts the community we are all proud to be a part of.”
The completion of the project furthers Big-D’s commitment to its Utah communities. The Adult Autism Center of Lifetime Learning provides the programming and support to benefit these individuals and serves the most severe and most affected of this population.
“We are extremely grateful to Big-D for being an exceptional partner on this project. Not only was the team easy to work with, but they also made sure that we stayed on track to meet our goal of opening by April 22,” says Rebecca Brown, Interim CEO of Valley Behavioral Health. “The new Adult Autism Center turned out beautifully, and we are so excited for the amazing work will take place there for years to come.”