Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building is a new state-of-the-art teaching, learning, and research facility designed to meet future growth in student enrollment, expand the MBA and undergraduate programs’ flexibility, and reflect the school’s status as a nationally and internationally ranked business school. This two-phased construction project includes classrooms, class-labs, seminar rooms, 250-seat auditorium, event space, collaborative break-out study space, research and entrepreneurial centers, casual social space, café, student services, and a one-stop-shop, faculty and administration spaces. The design creates a new south gateway edge for the campus and a new exterior plaza to accommodate casual and formal gatherings, with soft and hardscape and retail tent tie-downs for seasonal events.
The project has utilized energy modeling to inform the design decisions, to meet and go beyond the State of Utah High Performance Building Rating System minimums. Envelope, orientation, and systems decisions have been based on meeting a more aggressive goal of a 50% energy reduction when compared against buildings of this type in this climate zone.
The skills and craftsmanship of SME Steel are prominent throughout this project.