The University of Utah’s Lassonde Studios, designed by CannonDesign in association with EDA Architects, was awarded a Facility Design Award of Excellence during the Association of College Unions International’s (ACUI) 2018 annual conference in Anaheim, CA. The ACUI Facility Design Awards were created to encourage and recognize excellence in the design of student-centered facilities that support campus community building and student learning.
Lassonde Studios redefines the idea of entrepreneurial education at the University of Utah. The innovative building houses 20,000 sf of “garage” space where any student on campus can build a prototype, attend an event or launch a company. The space offers 3D printers and room to build prototypes on a 24/7 basis.
“Lassonde Studios is an exciting example of infusing an entrepreneurial learning environment with the principles of community, inclusion and place that are important for students, student success, and are valued by the ACUI community,” said Craig Hamilton, Principal at CannonDesign.
ACUI is the professional home to thousands of campus community builders around the world. Primarily focused on the work of those within the college unions and student activities field, the Association strives to provide an inclusive, welcoming community for all those who choose to belong.