UNIVERSITY OF UTAH MEDICAL CENTER, SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
This research facility was designed to promote scientific productivity in a safe, flexible, durable, and affordable space, while respecting the humanity of scientists and their need for peer interaction. Six station, bay window labs were developed to increase the lab station/gross area ratios of each floor.
Interaction among scientists was a major concern addressed by the design. A simple, central corridor on each floor facilitates communication. The seven stories above grade are linked via a stepping atrium that contains a major stair system and a series of break and interaction areas. The exterior of the building reflects the lab and atrium configuration and the concrete structural system. Masonry cladding at the end shear walls was selected to reinforce the context of the medical campus.
Client State of Utah/University of UtahSize 154,300 sf