With major challenges to accessibility and aging infrastructure, the Taggart Student Center is definitely representative of its 1960’s pedigree. With changing currents in campus life planning and an expanding and diverse student body, the feasibility study process helped galvanize university administration to pursue a new and bold direction; after many cycles of renovation, the Taggart would now be repurposed, and a new vibrant focal point for student life will emerge nearby on campus. The study’s scope expanded to further analyze campus and determine the optimum location with an exciting conceptual vision of what could come. Through intense workshops, interviews, and guidance, USU has leaned on MHTN’s national Student Center expertise to develop an appropriate, viable, and invigorating solution.
SERVICES: Program, Master Planning, Conceptual Design
PROJECTING SPACE REQUIREMENTS
In the years since its construction, the existing student center has become an overcrowded facility that cannot meet the needs of the campus. Using benchmarking data and stakeholder input, MHTN determined preliminary space needs and projected costs, also developing cost projection tools to help USU formulate funding strategies.
BY THE NUMBERS
Logan, UT | 330,000 sf | $77 M replacement estimate | 2013
Waterwise landscape strategies, planned walkability.