Contributor Andy Wright featured Lassonde Studios of the University of Utah Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute in a recent piece for Fast Company. The article included insights from students living and working in the new building, along with input from Troy D’Ambrosio, executive director of the institute, and architect Mehrdad Yazdani. The building was designed as part of Yazdani Studio of CannonDesign in collaboration with EDA Architecture and experts from CannonDesign’s education practice.
Lassonde Studios opened in August 2016 and houses four floors of residential space on top of a 20,000-square foot maker space, or “garage.” Students from 35 different majors across various grade levels live and network in the building, which was created in an effort to foster collaboration and innovation.
The full piece with images from inside the building can be found here for reference.