Awards and Recognitions

Explore the historical heritage of the University of Utah campus with a virtual tour of buildings, both modern and historic, that have received recognition from the AIA, Preservation Utah, engineering/contractor/trade groups, etc.

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Crocker Science Center

2017 Utah Construction & Design – Most Outstanding Large Renovation/Restoration Project

2017 Utah Masonry Council – Excellence in Masonry Design Award

2017 Associated General Contractors-Utah – Best Renovation/Restoration Project ($25+M) of the Year

The renovation and expansion of the George Thomas Building, the former home of both the University of Utah's Library and the Utah Museum of Natural History, will result in a truly remarkable space for students, researchers, and the scientific community of the U and the world.

The new Crocker Science Center brings cutting-edge technology and leading research together, creating a portal to the sciences; the building will increase the accessibility to laboratories, social spaces, and study areas. In a building which has been dedicated to knowledge of the present as well as the distant past, it is fitting that the newest role for the George Thomas Building will be a springboard for the future of research, scientific development, and education.

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HISTORIC FORT DOUGLAS

Welcome to Fort Douglas.  The majority of the fort was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1970.  The University of Utah Fort Douglas Heritage Commons is also an Official Project of Save America’s Treasures, a public-private partnership between the White House Millennium Council and the National Trust for Historic Preservation dedicated to the preservation of our nation’s irreplaceable historic and cultural treasures for future generations.

Fort Douglas PX Building 638

2015 Utah Heritage Foundation – Adaptive Reuse Award

2013 AGC – Partnering Project of the Year

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LASSONDE STUDIOS

2016 International Interior Design Association (IIDA) – BEST Award

The IIDA (International Interior Design Association) Intermountain Chapter awarded Lassonde Studios the BEST (Brilliantly Executed Spaces and Thinking) award for interior design in the Learn category recently. The Learn category is open to all education related interior design projects including education administration facilities, K-12 schools and higher education buildings. The judges awarded Lassonde Studios the BEST award saying “the edgy fun vibe greatly evokes creative collision,” in reference to the environment carefully crafted to inspire entrepreneurs. The building was designed by EDA Architects in association with Cannon Design. EDA designed the interior spaces and is thrilled to see students living and creating at Lassonde Studios.

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Sutton Building

The Frederick Albert Sutton Building (FASB), dedicated 17 April, 2009, is the new home of the Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Utah. This building was made possible through generous philanthropic support of many individuals and organizations.

FASB is a  four-story, 91,000 square foot facility that features state-of-the-art classrooms, laboratories, and offices that foster collaboration and innovative research. FASB is distinctive: its architectural design and educational display areas provide a magnificent showcase for discoveries in the fields of geology and geophysics and highlight the many contributions of University of Utah faculty and alumni to these fields.

Reverend Marta Sutton Weeks provided the lead gift for the project in honor of her father, Frederick Albert Sutton.

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Shoreline Ridge Parking Structure

2017 Utah Construction & Design – Most Outstanding Concrete Structures Project

This aesthetically-pleasing six-level concrete structure just south of the University of Utah Hospital and the Huntsman Cancer Institute complements existing campus buildings and can accommodate more than 900 visitors. The $18.4 million project was built on an existing slope with a grade change of approximately 80 feet from one end to the other. In order to accommodate the slope, the team removed 85,000 cubic yards of material and stabilized the exterior.

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Huntsman Cancer Institute Primary Children’s & Families’ Research Center

2017 Utah Construction & Design – Most Outstanding Healthcare Project

Phase IV of this world-renowned cancer center adds 225,000 SF to the existing HCI campus with opulently design spaces that offer the comfort and warmness of a four-star resort. In addition to 85,000 SF of lab space and 81,000 SF of population research space, this $125 million phase added 165 offices, two inspiring, two-story tall interior atriums, two sky bridges that connect lab spaces, and a beautiful outside plaza that was designed to promote collaboration between researchers in casual settings.

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Spence Eccles Ski Team Building

2017 Utah Construction & Design – Most Outstanding Sports/Recreation Project

2017 ENR Mountain States – Best Project Award – Sports/Recreation

This fabulous $2.26 million, 7,000 SF facility is the proud new home of the consistently competitive University of Utah ski team, the reigning 2017 NCAA Ski Champions. Made possible in part by the generosity of favorite U ski alum Spence Eccles, this two-story building combines form and function into one highly efficient space, with a building envelope combination of masonry, wood rain screen, and composite metal panels.

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Red Butte Garden Water Conservation Garden

2017 Utah Construction & Design – Most Outstanding Landscape/Public Space Project


Campus Wide Electrical Distribution Upgrade

2017 Utah Construction & Design – Most Outstanding Infrastructure Project

This $85 million project is arguably the most important design and construction project on the U’s sprawling 1,500-acre campus in recent memory, as it upgraded and replaced a more than 50-year-old electrical system, one that services the main campus and adjacent medical care and research facilities.

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Thomas S. Monson Center (Historic Enos Wall Mansion)

2017 Preservation Utah – Stabilization/Restoration/Renovation Award

University officials unveiled the newly renovated Wall Mansion on Wednesday, which will now be known as the Thomas S. Monson Center after the current president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The church donated the building to the university in 2014, and President Monson is an alumnus of the university.

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Ray & Tye Noorda Oral Health Sciences Building (School of Dentistry)

2016 Associated General Contractors-Utah – Best Healthcare Project (Public)


Kennecott Building Seismic Upgrade

2016 American Council of Engineer Companies-Utah – Engineering Excellence Merit Award


Sterling Sill Center

2016 Preservation Utah – Stabilization/Restoration/Renovation Award


Central Garage (Business Loop Parking Structure)

2016 American Concrete Institute-Intermountain Chapter – Excellence in Concrete Award

2016 ENR Mountain States – Best Project Award Landscape/Urban Development

2015 Associated General Contractors-Utah – Concrete Structure of the Year


S.J. Quinney College of Law

2016 ENR – Higher Education / Research Award of Merit

2016 AIA MD – Excellence in Design Award

2015 Utah Association of Energy Engineers – Energy Champion

2015 Utah Construction & Design – Green/Sustainable Most Outstanding Project

2015 Associated General Contractors of Utah – Project of the Year Green Buildings


Northwest Parking Garage (Health Sciences Parking Structure)

2016 American Concrete Institute-Intermountain Chapter – Excellence in Concrete Award


George S. Eccles Student Life Center

2015 Utah Construction & Design – Outstanding Large Higher Education Project of the Year

Spirits were high as University officials, former student leaders, donors, and friends gathered on a cold and snowy February 26 to celebrate the opening of the much-anticipated George S. Eccles Student Life Center. Inside the 183,000-square-foot, $50.5 million building, students were already swimming laps in the 50-meter pool, working out in the expansive areas for cardio and weight training, and gripping their way to the top of the four-story climbing wall.

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Jon M. and Karen Huntsman Basketball Facility

2015 Utah Construction & Design – Best Sports / Recreation (Large)

The University of Utah announces its first Athletics building to be LEED Gold certified. The Jon M. and Karen Huntsman Basketball Facility, home to both men's and women's basketball, is officially a leader in sustainable design and energy efficiency. This is the eighth building on campus to be certified Gold or higher, and represents a commitment to a sustainable future through design.

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Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts & Education Complex

2014 ENR Mountain States – Best Higher Education Project

The University of Utah on February 27, 2014 announced the completion of the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts and Education Complex, a $37.5 million interdisciplinary facility for arts and education. The new facility was made possible by a leading $12.5 million donation from the Sorenson Legacy Foundation, the largest single donation in support of arts and education in university history.

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Spence and Cleone Eccles Football Center

2014 ENR Mountain States – Best Project Award / Sports

2014 IIDA Intermountain Chapter – LEARN Category Best Award

2014 IIDA Intermountain Chapter – People’s Choice Award

2013 Utah Construction & Design – Outstanding Project

In July 2013, Utah football moved into the Spence and Cleone Eccles Football Center, a new state-of-the-art facility that provides over 120,000-square feet of space designed for the sole purpose of helping the players, coaches and staff perform at their highest level. The $34 million facility, funded with more than $17 million in private contributions along with Pac-12 revenues, will ensure that players, coaches, and staff have the facilities needed to compete at the highest levels of excellence.

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Eccles Primary Children’s Outpatient Services Building

2014 Utah Construction & Design – Outstanding Large Healthcare Project of the Year


Ambulatory Care Center Parking Structure

2014 American Concrete Institute—Excellence in Concrete


L.S. Skaggs Pharmacy Research Institute

2014 American Concrete Institute – Excellence in Concrete Educational Projects

2013 AIA Utah – Design Merit Award

2013 AIA Utah – COTE Award

2013 Associated General Contractors of Utah – Higher Education / Research Project of the Year

2013 Utah Construction & Design – Outstanding Laboratory/Research Project


Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building

2013 Utah Construction & Design Award – Higher Education (Large)

2013 ENR Intermountain States Merit Award – Higher Education

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Huntsman Cancer Hospital Phase IIB Expansion

2012 ENR Mountain States -  Best Project Award / Health Care

2012 American Concrete Institute – Intermountain Chapter - Excellence in Concrete Award

2011 Associated General Contractors-Utah – Healthcare Building Project of the Year


James L. Sorenson Molecular Biotechnology Building – A USTAR Innovation Center

2013 American Council of Engineering Companies-Utah – Engineering Excellence Grand Award (Structural)

2012 ENR Intermountain Best Projects Award

2012 American Concrete Institute-Intermountain Chapter – Excellence in Concrete Award


Annette M. Poulson College of Nursing

2012 American Council of Engineering Companies-Utah – Engineering Excellence Honor Award (Structural)


MICU (Medical Intensive Care Unit) Renovation    

2012 Associated General Contractors of Utah – Healthcare/Smaller Project of the Year


Clinical Neurosciences Center

2012 AGC Utah – Healthcare Project of the Year ($0-$25 million)

2009 Neuroscience Center of Excellence Survey – Neuroscience Center of Excellence


University Neuropsychiatric Institute

2011 Behavioral Healthcare Design Showcase – Honorable Mention


John R. Park Building

2010 Utah Masonry Council – Excellence in Masonry Honor Design

2010 Associated Builders & Contractors-Utah – Honorable Mention Historical Renovation over $5M

2010 Utah Heritage Foundation – Heritage Award/Stabilization, Restoration or Renovation


Master Plan

2010 Society for College and University Planning – Excellence in Planning for an Established Campus Merit Award


Fort Douglas Commander’s House

2009 Utah Heritage Foundation – Preservation Award


College of Social Work

2009 Utah Masonry Council – Merit Award


Tanner Humanities Building

2009 American Institute of Architects-Utah – AIA Honor Award


Willard Marriott Library Renovation

2008 Intermountain Contractor – Best Higher Education Project

2008 Intermountain Contractor – Merit Award Engineering Deign


Eccles Health Sciences Education Building

2008 American School & University – Bronze Citation Common Areas

2008 National School Boards Association – Citation of Excellence

2006 Associated Builders and Contractors – Commercial Project of the Year

2005 Mountain States Construction – Best Public Project

2005 AIA Utah – Honor Award


Health Science North Parking Terrace & Helipad

2007 American Concrete Institute-Intermountain Chapter – Excellence in Concrete


Warnock Engineering Building

2007 Intermountain Contractor – Best Higher Education Building


Art & Architecture Complex

2006 AIA Utah Chapter – 25 Year Award


Moran Eye Center II (John A. Moran Eye Center)

2009 Sollant Health’s 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals Ranking – Fifth Most Beautiful Hospital

2007 HealthCare Design – Publication Award

2007 American Council of Engineering Companies of Utah – Honor Award

2006 AIA Utah – People’s Choice Award

2006 American Council of Engineering Companies-Utah – Engineering Excellence Honor Award

2006 Utah Masonry Council – Honor and Best of Show Awards

2006 Intermountain Contractor – Best Public Project over $5 Million, Merit Award


Emma Eccles Jones Medical Research Building

2006 American Concrete Institute-Intermountain Chapter – Excellence in Concrete Award

2005 Associated General Contractors-Utah – Building Project $25 Million + Over


Honors Center (Fort Douglas Building 619)

2005 Utah Heritage Foundation – Preservation Award


Health Sciences Education Building

2005 Intermountain Contractor – Best Higher Education Project


Orthopaedic Hospital

2005 Intermountain Contractor – Best Architectural Design/Silver Award


Huntsman Cancer Hospital

2005 American Council of Engineering-Utah – Engineering Excellence Grand Conceptor Award

2004 Intermountain Contractor – Project of the Year


Libby Gardner Concert Hall Addition and Remodel

2003 American School and University – Educational Interior Showcase Silver Citation

2002 Chicago Athenaeum, Museum of Architecture and Design, American Architecture Award

2000 AIA Utah – Merit Award


Cowles Building Remodel and Addition

2002 Utah Masonry Council/AIA Utah – Excellence in Masonry Design Award


Fort Douglas Officers Club, Chapel and Theater

2002 Utah Heritage Foundation – Preservation Award


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Huntsman Cancer Institute

1999 Associated General Contractors-Utah – Project of the Year

1999 Intermountain Contractor – Utah Project of the Year


Rice-Eccles Stadium Expansion

2000 Athletic Business – Facility of Merit Award

2000 Chicago Athenaeum, Museum of Architecture and Design – American Architecture Award

2000 Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, Utah Section – International Illumination Design Award

1999 AIA Western Mountain Region – Merit Award

1999 American Council of Engineering-Utah – Engineering Excellence Grand Conceptor Award

1999 American Concrete Institute-Intermountain Chapter – Excellence in Concrete Award

1998 Associated General Contractor, Utah Chapter – Outstanding Public Building Over $20 million

1998 Intermountain Contractor – Outstanding Public Renovation Best of 1998


Eccles Institute of Human Genetics

1994 American Consulting Engineers Council, Utah Chapter – Engineering Excellence, Grand Award (Mechanical)

1993 AIA Western Mountain Region – Honor Award

1992 AIA Utah - Merit Award

1992 R&D – Laboratory of the Year High Honors

1991 American Concrete Institute, Intermountain Chapter – Award for Excellence

1991 American School & University Architectural Portfolio – Citation


Marriott Center for Dance

1990 AIA Utah – Merit Award

1990 AIA Western Mountain Region – Merit Award


Biomedical Polymers Research Facility

1997 American Concrete Institute-Intermountain Chapter – Excellence in Concrete Award

1995 American Council of Engineering-Utah – Engineering Excellence Grand Conceptor Award


James Talmage Building

1993 Utah Heritage Foundation – Heritage Award


University Hospital Parking Terrace

1990 American Council of Engineering Companies-Utah – Engineering Excellence Honor Award


Student Services Building

1986 Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute – Engineering Excellence National Design Award

AIA


College of Law Library Addition

1985 AIA Western Mountain Region – Honor Award


OFF CAMPUS

University of Utah Health Care Farmington Health Center

2017 ENR Mountain States/Intermountain – Best Health Care Project

University of Utah Farmington Health Center

2016 Utah Construction & Design – Outstanding Design-Build Project

University of Utah South Jordan Health Center

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