Catalog #
Project Name
Categories
Completed Date
3038
Midvale Senior Center
Cultural, Public
2015
2996
Sweetwater County Justice Complex
Public
2018
2990
U Of U Alumni House
Higher-Ed
2018

2990

Name
Alumni House
Location
Salt Lake City, Utah
Date
2018
Size
31,000 SF

The Alumni House is the meeting and entertainment hub for alumni activities in the heart of the campus. The main challenges facing this remodel are preserving the historic spirit of the building, incorporating existing mechanical and utilities into the new building, and meshing new and old programmatic concepts. The existing donor family is honoring the legacy of its members by continuing to sponsor the new building

The Alumni House is a symbol of the achievements of past students. It is a point of continued involvement and support for alumni of all stages in their journeys, and it connects the broader community to the campus by opening its doors as an event center. This building is designed for a diversity of experiences unlike any other building on the University of Utah campus. Career counseling, MUSS ticket distribution, food drives, alumni club meetings, and even wedding receptions occur in the Alumni house, demonstrating the wide range of needs that must be met.

The renovation and addition designs for the diversity of uses and users by providing flexible spaces and an uncomplicated material palette that favors the quality and richness of materials, such as the regionally inspired stone walls on the exterior and the wood paneling inside. The design integrates university colors in a subtle and elegant way that references the campus context and adds warmth and interest to every space so the focus stays on the event at hand.

The design addresses the long history of the University of Utah by creating a timeless aesthetic that focuses on the visitor’s experience. The design creates scenic views to campus, airy patios, and stately meeting areas. The building preserves artifacts of every graduating class in a “class links” display area, featuring a custom ladder like structure that suspends each class link in an artful way. Other elements, like the steel U sculpture at the building entry, abstract University iconography to create experiential elements that tie the building to campus and create interest for visitors approaching the building.

The Alumni House celebrates the on-going mission of the University of Utah by creating a regionally inspired building capable of housing the diverse experiences of alumni from every era.

2989
Weber County Library North Branch
Cultural, Public, Tenant Improvement
2018
2988
University of Utah Crocker Science Center
Higher-Ed, Public
2018
2924
Audi Executive Club At Rio Tinto Stadium
Commercial, Interior, Recreation
2017
2916
Skullcandy
Commercial, Tenant Improvement
2017
2884
Lassonde Studios
Higher-Ed
2016
2881
Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts and Education Complex
Higher-Ed
2014
2871
Lucid Software
Commercial, Interior, Tenant Improvement
2017
2839
Overstock.com Headquarters
Commercial
2016
2794
iSolved
Commercial, Tenant Improvement
2017
2759
Weber County Main Library
Cultural
2018
2724
StorageCraft
Commercial, Tenant Improvement
2015
2672
McGillis Investment Company
Commercial, Interior, Tenant Improvement
2574
Gallivan Center
Commercial, Public, Recreation
2012
2399
Ogden High School
K-12
2012
2185
South Weber K-2
K-12
2010
2134
J.L. Sorenson Recreation Center
Public, Recreation
2011
2119
Draper Senior Center
Public
2002
1363
Salt Palace Renovation
Civic
2006
0604
Antelope Island Visitor Center
Cultural, Public
1995
0109
University of Utah Art and Architecture Complex
Higher-Ed
1970
0047
Salt Lake City Main Public Library
Public
1962