Catalog #
Project Name
Categories
Completed Date
2990
University Of Utah Alumni House
Higher-Ed
2018
2988
University of Utah Crocker Science Center
Higher-Ed, Public
2018
2777
Lassonde Studios
Higher-Ed
2016

2777

Name
Lassonde Studios
Location
Salt Lake City, Utah
Date
2016
Client
University of Utah
Area
161,000 SF
Awards
2017 IIDA Best Award in Learn, IIDA, 2017 American Concrete Institute, Intermountain Chapter, Excellence in Concrete Award
Architectural Team
EDA in association with Cannon Design
Publications
Arch Daily 2014, Architectural Digest 2017

Lassonde Studios is the new home for student entrepreneurs, innovators and creators at the University of Utah. EDA, in association with Cannon Design, provided site selection, programming, and architectural design services for the five-story project.

The 161,000-square foot building features “maker” spaces through all five levels, an innovation hub on the main floor, and conventional rooms, urban lofts, and pod housing for 400 student residents. EDA designed the building to enable entrepreneurship, facilitating connection between students of different disciplines to collaborate on products and companies throughout their residence.

The project is named for Pierre Lassonde, the University of Utah graduate and a successful mining entrepreneur instrumental in developing the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute. The copper skin is a tribute to Mr. Lassonde’s mining background and to the cultural history of the Salt Lake valley where the campus resides.

Inspired by the turn-of-the-century converted industrial spaces, EDA’s design team applied modern and sustainable design thinking to earn the building a LEED Gold certification. Built to endure, the concrete frame of the building allows for the conversion of space over time to meet the changing demands of the University of Utah.

2643
USU Moab New Building Feasibility Study
Higher-Ed
2014
2596
University of Utah Arts and Education Complex
Higher-Ed
2014
2551
University of Utah Northwest Parking Structure
Civic, Higher-Ed
2013
2333
University of Utah LS Skaggs Pharamacy Institute
Higher-Ed
2013
0109
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Higher-Ed
1970