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Old Posted Nov 17, 2010, 5:12 AM
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The University of Utah Development Thread

I figured there was enough stuff going on at The University of Utah to warrant its own thread.


www.gradschool.utah.edu


Revisions made to the 2008 Campus Master Plan


• The George Thomas Building, the soon-to-be-vacated home of the Utah Museum of Natural History, will be renovated and used as additional space for the College of Science.

• The S.J. Quinney College of Law is will construct a new home south of the law library. The structure may overlap with some of the area now being used by Carlson Hall. A new parking deck located either west or east of the chemistry building.

An addition to the Fine Arts Building (art and architecture) will be constructed to the west of the current structure and tucked into the hillside at the site of the current structure (below grade of the building) connecting at the lower and main levels.

Campus Planning and the Athletics Department are currently looking to close in the south end-zone of Rice-Eccles Stadium to accommodate more fans and expand the stadium’s athletic facilities.

• The parking structure originally slated to be constructed south of the business school complex has been relocated to a site northeast of the original location. This will create a better pedestrian corridor for students coming onto campus from the South Campus TRAX station and a safer drop-off zone for children attending dance classes in the soon-to-be-built Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts and Education Complex. The business loop will be eliminated as a “thru-street” but a shuttle bus road will be constructed west of the parking structure and will connect to Central Campus Drive. During special events, this new shuttle bus road will be open to regular traffic to create an alternate campus exit for those attending events. The parking structure is at least five years away from being constructed. The current business loop parking surface is slated to remain but that area may be used to recapture green space if the parking space is not needed.

• The McCarthey Family Track facility was moved slightly to the west to eliminate topography challenges and provide better disability access. The “fat” track design accommodates an illuminated multi-sports playing field at the track infield, including soccer and rugby. The new baseball field will be built northwest of the track and to the south, a new student life center will be built.

• In the 2008 master plan, a greenspace northeast of the Eccles Broadcast Center had been designated for golf instruction. With off-campus golf facilities projected to be used for that purpose, the greenspace instead will be used for a new information technology building.

• Campus Planning is working to modify the Medical Center TRAX station to better accommodate foot traffic that will be using the Ambulatory Care Center, including the new Primary Children’s Hospital building, located at Wasatch Drive and North Campus Drive. The University is working with UTA in an attempt to lower the TRAX line to below-grade in order to eliminate a hike by pedestrians from the west end of campus and the Ambulatory Care Center to the TRAX station. Another option would be to build an additional set of tracks (rail track) in a side-by-side configuration but at a lower grade. The University is hoping to develop more vibrant activity around the Medical Center TRAX station to not only enhance mass transit ridership but also to create an exciting gateway onto campus.

http://fyi.utah.edu/issues/2010_11_17/story_7190.html

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Net Zero Renovation for the CA+P Building

Thought everyone would like this tidbit from Dean Scheer from CA+P:

"To all,

As you know, the College is about to embark on a major renovation and addition to our venerable building. We have decided to aim for a "Net Zero" facility renovation, which we hope will be a state and national leader.

For the past six months we have had a team of the major architecture and engineering firms preparing a feasibility study. This work has all been pro bono*. This team will present their findings to the faculty on December 2, Thursday, 9 am to 10:30 am in the UMFA Dumke Auditorium. We have decided to invite all students and auxiliary faculty, as well as the College Advisory Board and Alumni Council.

The recommendations will affect us all. I hope you will join us for the presentation and discussion. "

I was working on a few of the committees over the summer and this should be a pretty amazing project. I'm sure many of you have connections with this building.
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Old Posted Nov 17, 2010, 5:43 AM
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Current projects

Student Life Center (will be located on softball field)




Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts and Education Complex


Huntsman Cancer Hospital Phase II-B (currently under-construction)



Legacy Honors Housing
(currently under-construction)


The James L. Sorenson Molecular Biotechnology Building (currently under-construction)


Utah Museum of Natural History
(currently under-construction)


http://togetherwereach.net/

Eccles Business School
(currently under-construction)


Skaggs Pharmacy Building
(currently under-construction)


University Guest House
(currently under-construction)
see the rendering here: http://www.universityguesthouse.com/expansion-plans
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I like this thread. Good idea starting it up. Go Utes!
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Awesome thread.

There's a ton of development going on up there.

Many thanks for the pics and updates.
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This thread should have been started a long time ago.
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Great job, Steven! You're just the guy to do this, too.

Man, I graduated from there with my Masters 3 years ago--within another 3, I won't even recognize the place.
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Photo Update- 11/17/2010

Skaggs Pharmacy Building


I don't know what this is, but its a cool historic building they are renovating (by the pharmacy building)


College of Nursing, recently completed


USTAR building


Legacy Housing beginning


Eccles School of Business




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So that's four cranes up at the U of U right now? I really like the first photo that shows a crane with two other cranes in the far background.
So much going on right now. I wonder why everything is going on all at once. They must have some good funding going on to have so many projects going on at the same time.
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Hey, is there any work going on right now with the "Huntsman Cancer Hospital Phase II"? I haven't seen any photos of that yet so I'm just wondering if it started yet.
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I've had some recent appointments up at the Cancer Institute. The expansion is definitely on its way. If you ever get a chance to get up there you should take it. The views of the valley are amazing.
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Thanks for this great thread Steven. I'm looking forward to checking in often. Couldn't ask for a better person to keep us informed with the many ongoing projects at the U.

UTPlanner, I hope those visits are finding you in good health?
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So that's four cranes up at the U of U right now? I really like the first photo that shows a crane with two other cranes in the far background.
So much going on right now. I wonder why everything is going on all at once. They must have some good funding going on to have so many projects going on at the same time.
There is 5.
-2 for the USTAR building
-1 for the Pharmacy
-1 for the Business building
-1 for the Cancer Institue
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Didn't you say you were in Farrington's class? Are you taking it at 6:00 PM on Mondays?
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There is 5.
-2 for the USTAR building
-1 for the Pharmacy
-1 for the Business building
-1 for the Cancer Institue

Oh ok. Cool. I didn't know the Cancer Institute had one up already.

UTPlanner, I hope your visits up there go well.
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Didn't you say you were in Farrington's class? Are you taking it at 6:00 PM on Mondays?
yeah, its pretty boring haha


Projects, the addition to the cancer institute is topped out, so its pretty far along in construction.
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yeah, its pretty boring haha


Projects, the addition to the cancer institute is topped out, so its pretty far along in construction.

Really? Wow I really had no idea just how far this project has gone. Are they any photos of it? I might just have to drive up there and check it out. It's been awhile since I've been up there.
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Don't forget to include all of the pointless parking lot re-pavements and re-cementing staircases that don't need it.
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Don't forget to include all of the pointless parking lot re-pavements and re-cementing staircases that don't need it.
I've really enjoyed it. It's kind of fun each week to see what sidewalk or stair case at the U of U is going to be replaced. My whole attitude towards the permanency of concrete is starting to become much more plastic (word play alert).
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Maybe they're facilitating testing concrete recycling techniques....
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