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Education Project Portfolio

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Murray Science Center

Sandy

  • Catalog No.
    3484
  • Client
    Waterford School
  • Area
    38,000 SF
  • Completion
    2023

Melding tradition with modernity, we balanced dedicated spaces with fundamental science education and adaptable layouts to provide a hub for scientific education, exploration and collaboration. To prepare students for the challenges of the future, we took great care in our design of specialized chemistry, biology and bio-tech, tools and nature lab spaces. 

Outdoor classroom and a dedicated computer science space further the capacity to support diverse educational pursuits and hands-on learning experiences. Advancing the “Building-As-Teacher” concept, we exposed and color-coded piping in classrooms to explain fluid movement throughout the building, fostering a connection between the building and students’ learning experiences.

Crocker Science Center

Salt Lake City

  • Catalog No.
    2566
  • Client
    University of Utah
  • Area
    123,500 SF
  • Completion
    2019
  • Certification
    LEED Silver

Located on the southwest corner of the University of Utah’s historic Presidents Circle, the Crocker Science Center is the physical gateway to the university proper. EDA worked creatively to design a sensitive adaptation and expansion of the neoclassical library (constructed in 1935) and facilitate an exciting, collaborative environment for cutting-edge knowledge creation.

Our design supports the College of Science’s new science curriculum and delivery system with an innovative project and team-based approach to science pedagogy. Visual openness, blurred lab group boundaries, shared instrumentation and diverse social settings all inspire science and technology transfer, expanding scientific expertise beyond the traditions of respective disciplines. Visual openness, blurred lab group boundaries, shared instrumentation and diverse social settings all serve to inspire science and technology transfer – expanding scientific expertise beyond the traditions of respective disciplines. All teaching laboratories in the building are highly advanced and connected to group discussion areas in order to accommodate a wide-range of teaching styles and activities.

Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts and Education Complex

Salt Lake City

  • Catalog No.
    2184
  • Client
    University of Utah
  • Area
    115,000 SF
  • Completion
    2014
  • Certification
    LEED Silver

The state-of-the-art teaching facility houses the University of Utah’s College of Education, the Tanner Dance Program and College of Fine Arts. Additionally it features a new collaborative research area and new faculty and administrative offices for the College of Education. The space promotes cross-disciplinary collaboration through a well-conceived dynamic framework for bringing people together in a vibrant and inspiring setting. A single circulation spine connects the building’s entrances and public gathering areas, resulting in an internal "street" supporting meeting, socializing, dining and studying. Transparent to both indoor and outdoor activities, the street’s walls expose a vibrant culture of shared community. 

The design was informed by the University’s Climate Action Plan and – through careful planning and design -- achieves over 40 percent savings on energy usage over typical facilities of its kind. Alongside classrooms and offices, the facility's spaces include rehearsal studios, rehearsal/performance space, visual arts studios, costume design and fabrication shop, technology-supported classroom spaces and large multipurpose/lecture space.

Lassonde Studios

Salt Lake City

  • Catalog No.
    2353
  • Client
    David Eccles School Of Business, University Of Utah
  • Area
    161,000 SF
  • Completion
    2016
  • Certification
    LEED Gold

EDA collaborated with Cannon Design to design a nationally-acclaimed transformational, educational live-work experience for student entrepreneurs, innovators and creators at the University of Utah. The LEED Gold design expresses and encourages the live-work entrepreneurial spirit through solutions such as the 20,000 SF Neeleman Hangar innovation space on the ground floor, 15,000 SF of garage-style “maker” spaces on all five levels and a variety of housing options for its 400 student residents. The solution, inspired by the turn-of-the-century converted industrial spaces, includes a building’s flexible grid system allows the University to reconfigure rooms and expand the innovation hangar as students’ needs change. The space enables entrepreneurship, facilitating connection between students of different disciplines to collaborate on products and companies throughout their residence. 

Science and Industry Chemistry Lab Remodel

Taylorsville

  • Catalog No.
    2676
  • Client
    Salt Lake Community College
  • Area
    28,500 SF
  • Completion
    2021

From pre-planning and programming to design and construction phases, our Science Team orchestrated a comprehensive transformation of the existing third-floor teaching labs support a range of academic needs. Our solution focused on developing learning environments conducive to the instruction of smaller class sizes (around 25 students). The revamped space provides efficient lab support for wet lab research activities, with dedicated areas for preparation and storage. The introduction of Lab Coordinator work areas enhanced overall operational efficiency. In response to the evolving landscape of educational technology, the Audio/Visual infrastructure supports both in-place and long-distance instruction, aligning with the growing demands for flexible and technologically advanced learning environments.

University of Utah Alumni House

Salt Lake City

  • Catalog No.
    2568
  • Client
    University of Utah
  • Area
    33,500 SF
  • Completion
    2019

The meeting and entertainment hub for alumni activities. our solution to expand and renovate Alumni House increased capacity and improved connections to the campus through carefully organized spaces. We provided for a diversity of uses and users by developing flexible spaces. The uncomplicated material palette favors the quality and richness of materials, such as the regionally inspired stone walls on the exterior and the wood paneling inside. The subtle integration of University colors references it campus context, adding warmth and interest to every space. Accomplishing the University's goals the project, the design team worked with facility users, major donors, and the University of Utah’s planning and design group. Reusing approximately 50 percent of the original building fabric, our thoughtful programming provides vistas to important local landmarks including the iconic Block U, Rice Eccles Stadium and the State Arboretum as well as views into the event spaces from the campus’ main corridors.

Real Salt Lake Academy High School

Herriman

  • Catalog No.
    2344
  • Client
    Real Salt Lake
  • Area
    326,000 SF
  • Completion
    2018

Real Salt Lake (RSL) Academy High School on the RSL Training Facility Campus is a tuition free, public STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Charter School serving grades nine through twelve. The approximately 300-student facility is a mix of out-of-state RSL Academy student-athletes and local students interested in the curriculum of the high school. With its sheer scale and bold aesthetic, the RSL Training Academy is comprised of a unique combination of two MLS regulation-size soccer fields side-by-side, state-of-the-art training facilities and a charter school, all of which are housed underneath the largest pre-engineered clear span building in North America - spanning 400 feet. Wrapping around the large span structure are professional training and locker room facilities, academy training and locker room facilities, and a charter school, also housed by a Nucor pre-engineered frame system. The site also includes an exhibition stadium with locker room and public restroom facilities, three MLS size outdoor practice fields, and two high school size practice fields. RSL's 5,000 solar panels produce 1.65 megawatts of energy, relieving about 80% of the electricity needed from the electrical grid to run the training facility.

Applied Sciences Building

Salt Lake City

  • Catalog No.
    3120
  • Client
    University of Utah
  • Area
    140,000 SF
  • Completion
    2024

The Applied Science Building is set to become a cornerstone in the University of Utah’s educational and research mission. The building features state-of-the-art amenities, including modern classrooms, experimental laboratories and cutting-edge computer facilities. A dedicated student research support center fosters an environment conducive to active engagement in research and honors projects, streamlining project and degree completion. With a focus on accommodating the instructional needs of over 5,600 undergraduate and graduate students in STEM courses, the facility combines a thoughtful 40,000+ SF renovation of the historic Stewart Building with a contemporary 100,000+ SF addition. The Applied Science Building is not just a physical structure; it embodies a commitment to excellence, innovation and a bright future for the University of Utah’s academic and research pursuits.

Henry Eyring Building Chemistry Building Renovation

Salt Lake City

  • Catalog No.
    2827
  • Client
    University of Utah
  • Area
    92,000 SF
  • Completion
    Ongoing

The extensive 92,000-square-foot North Tower of the Henry Eyring Chemistry Building (HEB) renovation is unfolding in a carefully planned sequence of nine phases. Transforming HEB into a cutting-edge facility for teaching and chemistry research lab began with our leading a comprehensive facility master plan that meticulously assessed the capacities of the existing architectural, structural, mechanical and electrical infrastructure, The master plan documented the existing conditions and capacities while outlining recommended time frames through a proposed sequencing of design and construction phases and a map detailing the relocation of existing occupants to facilitate the execution of each phase. Our phased design and construction approach ensures that the facility can continue to operate smoothly during the renovation process with minimal disruptions to ongoing activities and services.

USU Moab New Building & Campus Feasibility Study

Moab

  • Catalog No.
    2739
  • Client
    Utah State University
  • Area
    25,000 SF
  • Completion
    2014

EDA's feasibility study and master plan focused on developing a 40-acre greenfield for a regional campus. As part of an initial visioning session, the project stakeholders and design team collectively decided the future Moab campus will have regionally appropriate architectural character, letting the site qualities define the character of the development. EDA developed the conceptual plan, materials palette and donor graphics.

Main and Athletic Campus Master Plan

Vineyard

  • Catalog No.
    2272
  • Client
    Utah Valley University
  • Area
    200 ac
  • Completion
    2015

The 50-year horizon Vineyard Campus Master Plan envisions an entirely new campus on over 200 acres of land in Vineyard Utah previously used as a steel mill. During a year-long discovery process, our team identified main challenges as connectivity between the new and Orem campuses, maintaining the academic integrity of the Orem campus and fostering a sense of community with neighbors of the university during this period of growth. Opportunities we explored include expanding the growing colleges and student programs, space to enlarge student life activities and land for public/private partnerships to enhance learning. 

Ogden High School Historic Restoration

Ogden, UT

  • Catalog No.
    1078
  • Client
    Ogden School District
  • Area
    220,955 SF
  • Completion
    2013

Originally built in 1937, Ogden High School is one of the best examples of Art Deco architecture in Utah.

The thoughtful multi-phased renovation and restoration of this landmark building included comprehensive programming, master planning and design services to transform it into a state-of-the-art learning environment. The renovation included restoring the historic auditorium, seismic upgrade and strategic exterior repairs. Additions to the facility included a new multi-floor athletic center, cafeteria and common space expansion, a cutting-edge science center and performing arts center. The design for these additions played off the symmetry, axial disposition and articulation of the original Art Deco design. The new athletic center stands on the major axis of the original building, defining a fourth corner of the new outdoor quad. A transparent curtain of glass encloses the new commons space, providing views to the quad and the mountains east of the campus.

South Weber K-2

South Weber

  • Catalog No.
    1670
  • Client
    Davis School District
  • Area
    50,000 SF
  • Completion
    2010

EDA’s design for the K-2 Center expresses the principle of building as teacher. Through its architecture, the building educates students about the surrounding natural environment, incorporating elements that illustrate sustainable strategies unique to the school’s location at the mouth of Weber Canyon. Here, the same strong down-canyon winds that inspired the school’s mascot, a windjammer sailing ship, animate a design theme of “wind, water and sky.” The building incorporates renewable energy, natural daylighting strategies, passive heating and ventilation, water conservation and reuse, and material resource efficiency, among others. Unique elements include periscopes (i.e. light wells), wind turbines, photovoltaics and a solar hot water array.

LS Skaggs Pharmacy Institute

Salt Lake City, UT

  • Catalog No.
    1951
  • Client
    University of Utah
  • Area
    149,715 SF
  • Completion
    2012
  • Certification
    LEED Gold

Sited at the gateway to the University of Utah’s health science corridor, EDA’s design connects the new building to the existing Skaggs Hall via an atrium. The resulting L.S. Skaggs Pharmacy Research Institute – with its deep recesses and dramatic cantilevers – is a striking yet complementary addition to the University’s health science campus. One of the project’s primary challenges was to meaningfully integrate the colleges’ needs for additional space and departmental consolidation with the district’s increasing density. The resulting concept for the precinct outlines an urban network grounded in the articulation of physical and visual access, structured open space and integrated vehicular and pedestrian circulation routes. In collaboration with Atelier Ten, our team also developed a priority of sustainable strategies to reflect the building program, local climate and massing. Projected energy savings are 30% over baseline, or $7.5M over 50 years.

Fort Douglas PX Building Remodel

Salt Lake City

  • Catalog No.
    2022
  • Client
    University of Utah
  • Area
    12,000 SF
  • Completion
    2013

Fort Douglas, an historic military facility located on the east side of the University of Utah campus, is a National Historic Site founded shortly after the Mormon pioneers entered Utah. Our approach to its adaptive reuse focused on creating state of the art facilities without undermining the character defining attributes of the original building fabric. Constructed in 1905, it had served military personnel at the Fort since its construction. During the 1980s the building went through the first of many subsequent remodels, eventually becoming campus storage and falling into disrepair. In the early 2010s the building was selected to serve as the new home for Military Science. Our restoration design provided spaces for classrooms, offices, library, faculty and cadets lounge and uniform and equipment storage.