We are thrilled to share Student Housing Business has named the University of Utah’s Lassonde Studios as the Best New Development by a College, University or Institution as part of the publication’s 2017 Innovator Awards. Lassonde Studios took the top prize from a field of 130+ entries in this year’s competition. The full awards results can be viewed online.
Lassonde Studios is a breakthrough building that combines 400 student residences with a 20,000 sf entrepreneurial hangar where any student on campus can build a prototype, attend an event or launch a company. In just its first year open, Lassonde Studios helped launch 328 student-led startup teams (more than 3X the number launched in 2016). These companies span medical technology, energy, retail, VR, and more, and the university credits the building as the key driver for the increased innovation. The project has previously been profiled by Fast Company, Business Insider and the New York Times among others.