Sant Engineering Innovation, Utah State University
CRSA/Brixen & Christopher Architects
Value Based CM/GC
January 2007 to July 2008
Utah State University/DFCM
The David G. Sant Engineering Innovation Building project at Utah State University replaced the old Engineering Classroom Building with a new state-of-the-art engineering lab facility. The Sant Building is a multiple discipline lab building. The new building has three floors totaling 38,000 square feet. Each floor has engineering laboratories of various sizes with modular bays, allowing labs to grow as needed.
Each lab area has its own power distribution panel to allow for the future needs as grant and research funding is available. The building has a very open feel with lots of interior and exterior glass to encourage collaboration between the various engineering disciplines.
The project required the demolition of the existing building including the bridge to the Engineering Lab Building which required careful coordination with Utah State University to keep the students and faculty safe. Care was also taken when placing the building within the existing site, avoiding utilities and potentially unsuitable soils. This placement helped Utah State and DFCM save funds allocated to shoring and slope protection. This project was brought in under the original estimated budget and ahead of schedule.
AWARDS & TESTIMONIALS
Intermountain Contractor – Best of 2008 “Best Public Building” (Over $5M)