Published on January 18th, 2017 | by UC&D Magazine
UC&D 2016 Outstanding Public Project Over $10 Million
Owner/Developer: University of Utah / State of Utah DFCM
Architect: EDA Architects, Cannon Design
General Contractor: Gramoll Construction Company
Electrical Engineer: Envision Engineering
Structural Engineer: Dunn Associates, Inc.
Mechanical Engineer: Colvin Engineering
Civil Engineer: NV5
Electrical Contractor: Taylor Electric
Mechanical Contractor: A&B Mechanical
Copper Cladding: All Metals Fabrication
This $35 million, state-of-the-art project at the University of Utah was designed to inspire a new generation of entrepreneurs and business leaders. The building consists of 160,000 SF of space, including a 20,000 SF innovation space, workshop and café on the first floor. The main floor also includes various collaborative spaces for students, including workbenches, 3-D printers, a laser cutter and other power tools. The building system is both flexible and durable with a concrete frame structure, which was organized around a ‘universal grid’ of 24 foot by 24-foot bays. This enterprising layout ideally supported the requisite three types of housing – modular, loft and single/double units – contained in Lassonde Studios. The project is on track for LEED Gold certification.