A new facility to house the Sorenson Impact Center and the Business Health and Prosperity Center builds on the David Eccles School of Business‘s commitment to provide experiential learning to its students and to impact the global science enterprise community.
The Impact, Health, & Prosperity Center will be a new multidisciplinary hub for social impact, community engagement, and enterprise, empowering social entrepreneurs and organizations. The facility will foster a growing network of social impact practitioners, acting as a nerve center that equips them with the knowledge, experience, and vision required to change the world.
The new facility will bring the Sorenson Impact Center and the Business, Health, and Prosperity Center together under one roof, providing unique opportunities to support each other in their shared mission to solve problems of the human condition through the tools of entrepreneurship, innovative finance, data science, policy, and storytelling. The facility will allow the centers to retain autonomy and separate branding while fostering collaboration through highly interactive programming.
What will the Impact, Health, & Prosperity Epicenter look like?
The building will provide housing for an international population of students participating in the center’s programs with up to 775 beds in individual room and apartment configurations. Residents will range from undergraduate students to graduate students to leaders of NGOs who will come to the building for training. Living and learning will unite to form an organic social network that opens new ways of communicating and sharing developed around an assembly of spaces, nonhierarchical by design to nurture a culture of local and global impact. The operations of both centers will administer elements of student programming and support interdisciplinary research.
Where will the Impact, Health, & Prosperity Epicenter be located?
Adjacent to Student Life Way, on the east side of the Lassonde Studios and north of the Dumke Gymnastics Center and the HPER Mall.
When will this take place?
Construction is expected to begin in August or September of 2022 and The Impact, Health, & Prosperity Epicenter will open for student move-in Fall of 2024. There will be 90+ parking stalls to the north of the building and the project will achieve LEED Silver or above.