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Project University of Utah Spencer F. & Cleone P. Eccles Health Sciences Education Building
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Project Size

159,000 sq ft

Project Dates

26 months

Project Location

2000 East Medical Drive Salt Lake City, UT 84112

“…Big-D has created a strong team that has moved this project along on time and on budget.”

– Linda K. Amos, RN, EdD, Associate Vice President for Health Services

  • LEED Certified
  • Self Performed Structural Concrete
  • Best of ‘05 Best Higher Education Project, Intermountain Contractor | 2005
  • Best of ‘05 Best Public Project, Intermountain Contractor | 2005
  • Champion of ABC Project of the Year, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Utah Chapter | 2005
  • Excellence In Construction Best Commercial Project Over $5 Million, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Utah Chapter | 2005

Project Description

The University of Utah Health Sciences Education Building (HSEB), which was the first LEED Certified building for the State of Utah, fulfills three primary objectives, including serving the student population of the School of Medicine, Colleges of Health, Nursing, Pharmacy and the Eccles Health Sciences Library as a core interdisciplinary education building; providing a modern, state-of-the-art, student-focused teaching and learning center; and providing relocation of the core academic functions and spaces for the school of medicine.

As the teaching center for all of the Health Sciences on the campus of the University of Utah, the building is comprised of various teaching spaces with open and closed lounge spaces, locker areas, discussion areas and a variety of office spaces. Learning spaces include classrooms and lecture halls of varying capacity, teaching laboratories, a clinical skills area, a computer training suite and a dental skills suite. Public spaces also include the medical bookstore and a cafeteria.

Bordered by two major pedestrian pathways and offering views of the Wasatch Mountains and Salt Lake Valley, the project was constructed on a very tight site. Successful coordination with the university and surrounding areas ensured the public maintained access to areas while remaining safe.