UNIVERSITY OF UTAH
Owner: University of Utah / DFCM
Architect: EDA Architects / Cannon Design
Duration: April 2014 – August 2016
Project Value: $35,000,000
Project Delivery Method: Value Based CM/GC
Lassonde Studios contains approximately 161,000 gross square feet of new construction on 5 levels. Approximately 12,000 square feet of student “garage” work space will be on the ground floor level with administration and other support areas with four levels of housing above. The student housing on the upper four levels will accommodate 400 students. Therefore, there is approximately a total of 27,000 square feet of student garage space to support the Lassonde Institute’s need for student space dedicated to entrepreneurial pursuits.
Building systems will be flexible and durable. A concrete frame structure organized around a “universal grid” (24’ x 24’ foot bays) has been planned. This layout supports the three types of housing (modular, loft and single/double units) contained in the Lassonde Studios.
Though only targeting LEED Silver, it is important that the project be a high performance, energy efficient and an example of the best sustainable practices in alignment with the construction budget and the project vision as a center for innovation.