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Photo Friday: Expanded and Renovated

September 21, 2018

The recent renovation to the Park City Christian Center designed by the Elliott Work Group adds needed space for the Center’s worthwhile and needed programs.

I’ll admit it: I have noticed what a busy place it is, but until this recent photo shoot I have never taken time to understand how the Park City Christian Center serves the community. Twenty years ago, Parkites Jim and Susan Swartz founded the non-denominational organization to serve as many community needs as possible. Now with the renovation doubling the size of the facility, it is already reaching out further and deeper into the community to address critical needs.

They are just unpacking and moving in, and I will be coming back for more photos. Already, the food pantry is fully operating. The experience is like visiting the corner store with shopping carts to stroll through fresh and frozen foods, as well as canned and baked goods. Kudos to the grocers who donate the pantry items! A new receiving warehouse and driveway makes it easier for them to drop things off. There is no charge for the food and diapers.

There are two stores for purchasing used and repurposed clothing and household goods on the main level. This is the thrift store, and next-door is a boutique for more upscale items.

The renovation considerably expanded the counseling center and it now provides for 20 counselors to serve clients. Featured is the reception area where colors in the décor are drawn from the displayed original artwork by Susan Swartz, one of Park City’s most renowned artists.

Each of therapy rooms similarly takes design inspiration from Swartz’s art.

The view from group therapy room reinforces the Christian Center’s convenient central location in Park City.

The busy staff at the Christian Center enjoys new offices, which they say is a big and welcome change from the offices they outgrew.

I will soon share with you more photos as they get settled in and ready for picture day.

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Scot Zimmerman
Architectural photographer Scot Zimmerman has been photographing exteriors and interiors of homes, and commercial and public buildings across the United States for over 37 years. He is the principal photographer of eight books; over 40 periodicals have featured his work; and 11 museums have exhibited his photos. He’s fond of adventuring in the Southern Utah desert.
September 20, 2018

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