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Campus groundbreakings

New buildings at The University of Utah, The University of Nevada, Reno and Endicott College
University Business, October 2014
The future Lassonde Studios at The University of Utah.
The future Lassonde Studios at The University of Utah.

Lassonde Studios at The University of Utah

With an estimated cost of $45 million, this 148,000-square-foot facility’s concept combines 412 residences with a 20,000-square-foot “garage” space for students to gather, build prototypes and launch companies.

Named after major donor and entrepreneur Pierre Lassonde, the space will reflect his approach to student innovation and provide hands-on learning experiences that allow students to test their ideas and succeed on their own terms.

Studio workshops will have 3D printers, power tools, office space and lounge areas, and the surrounding loft-style residences will include both group living areas and small sleeping “pods” for individuals who prefer the privacy of a single. Project team members on the facility, scheduled for fall 2016 completion, include EDA Architects (Salt Lake City), Yazdani Studio of Cannon Design (Los Angeles) and ARUP (multiple offices).

William N. Pennington Student Achievement Center at The University of Nevada, Reno

Various student-success services—including academic tutoring, career counseling and the Student Veterans Lounge and the Disability Resource Center—are now scattered across campus.

The $44.5 million, 75,000-square-foot Pennington Center will bring them together and offer extended evening hours of operation. The first wing will have four stories and be connected to the three-story second wing by an atrium. Scheduled for January 2016 completion, the facility was designed by H+K Architects (Reno).

Raymond J. Bourque Arena at Endicott College (Mass.)

This $9 million ice arena, named in honor of the former Boston Bruins hall-of-famer, will be home to the Endicott Gulls men’s and women’s hockey teams, as well as the Beverly High School boys’ and girls’ teams and Beverly Youth Hockey.

When the arena opens in fall 2015, the college’s ice hockey programs will become NCAA Division III. With approximately 1,000 seats, the facility is being built by Windover Construction (Manchester, Mass.).