Structural Lightweight Concrete Used in Award-Winning Project Headquarters

By Darren Medeiros, Utelite Corporation

Owner: Young Living Essential Oils

Architect: Scholz Architects

Engineer: Dunn Associates Inc.

Contractor: Okland Construction

Lightweight Supplier: Utelite

Ready Mix Supplier: JBP

Project Cost: $70,000,000

On May 29, 2019, Young Living Essential Oils, the world leader in essential oils, celebrated the grand opening of its Global Headquarters on their new 28-acre site located in Lehi, Utah. The building is a beautiful, modern 5-story structure (263,000 sq. ft.) of world-class design with a large, full height, skylit, landscaped Center Court space. The Center Court contains planted areas which include many of the oil-bearing plants that Young Living uses in their products. This area, along with the demonstration gardens, is part of a public tour path.

Young Living’s Global Headquarters is constructed to qualify for both LEED and Green Globe certification, and the unique design organizes workspace for nearly 1,000 employees around a botanical atrium with two immense skylights and a three-story waterfall. Keeping with Young Living’s dedication to nature and its zero-waste goal, the building boasts more than 20 eco-friendly features, including roof solar panels, interior glass walls to maximize natural lighting, regionally sourced construction materials, vehicle-charging stations, and extensive recycling systems.

2020 ENR Mountain States Specialty Construction Award: Young Living Corporate Headquarters
2019 AGC of Utah: Office Project of the Year over $50M Award: Young Living Global Headquarters

Project Requirements

  • Structural lightweight concrete meeting Dunn Associates Inc. performance criteria/ASTM C-330 specification requirements
  • 3,500 psi Structural Lightweight Concrete required
  • Minimum Flexural Strength: 650 PSI @ 56 days
  • 110 lbs. +/- 3 lbs. @ 28 days
  • Yardage Requirements: 3585 cu. yds of 3,500 psi structural lightweight concrete
  • 2 Hr. UL Fire Rating

Photo Gallery