Strong pedestrian connections, and multiple student life facilities, surround this lively residential environment. Designed toward meeting the University’s demand for on-campus housing, this progressive design provides 992 beds, and adds a new dining destination to campus. Three 5-story wings are comprised of 26 residential communities, where each wing is themed with a living/learning overlay –  Health & Wellness, Science/ Engineering/ Computing/ Math, and Community Engagement. Each wing hosts a first-year Honors floor to create holistic academic cohorts. This precinct marks the southeast gateway to campus where the master plan concept is inspired by scaled housing over a more urban mixed-use format, with dining, academic and community spaces that weave exterior places into the existing campus fabric. The ground floor is highly transparent and open to campus where social, academic, wellness, and dining space allows students to create their own thriving 24-hour neighborhood. A hearth, geek bar, and large multipurpose classroom serve as centerpieces of the main floor. A gracious north exterior courtyard is embraced by onlooking residents, a porch, café, and exterior-accessed grill restaurant. Site planning allows a future fourth wing to add up to 9 new residential communities and a new south courtyard, as a flexible option to the University.

SERVICES: Master Plan, Programming, Architecture, Interiors, Landscape Design

In association with TreanorHL

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Design Challenge
CREATE A 650-SEAT DINING DESTINATION,
AND DYNAMIC 24-HOUR LIVING|LEARNING ENVIRONMENT, WITH WISE USE OF CAMPUS LAND
The design carefully integrates student-focused places at each scale, three residence wings, unified by a diverse and vibrant ground level.

Information
BY THE NUMBERS
Salt Lake City, UT | 360,000 sf  |  $91M  |  opening in 2020

Earth Centered
Designed to LEED Gold pending. Highly efficient Air Cooled VRF units.