Sant Engineering Innovation, Utah State University
CRSA / Brixen & Christopher Architects
Value Based CM/GC
January 2007 to July 2008
The Sant Engineering Building project at Utah State University replaced the old Engineering Classroom Building with a new state of the art Engineering Lab Facility. The Sant Building is a multiple discipline lab building. The building is constructed to allow maximum flexibility now and in the future. Each lab area has its own power distribution panel so as to allow for the future needs as Grant and Research funding is available. The building has a very open feel with lots of interior and exterior glass to encourage collaboration between the various engineering disciplines.
The project required the demolition of the existing building including the bridge to the Engineering Lab Building which required careful coordination with Utah State University to keep the students and faculty safe. Care was also taken when placing the building within the existing site, avoiding utilities and potentially unsuitable soils. This placement helped USU and DFCM save funds allocated to shoring and slope protection. This project was brought in under the original estimated budget and was completed ahead of schedule.