With views like this, how could you not be inspired?
When debating tomorrow’s corporate structure and discussing the increasing overlap of business and technology, it just doesn’t seem right to do so in outdated facilities. To bring our physical spaces in line with our progressive programs, the David Eccles School of Business built a brand-new, $72 million structure that unites business and academics.
Fully completed in 2013, the Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building encompasses 188,000 square feet, with 70% of the space dedicated to student activities, including 17 state-of-the-art classrooms. Constructed in two phases, the building’s first phase of roughly 100,000 square feet opened its doors for spring semester 2012 to welcome graduate and undergraduate students alike.
The building’s design is seamless throughout, and the Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building features three separate pavilions, each designed with a unique purpose. The Sorenson Leadership Pavilion was part of the first construction phase and includes MBA and graduate program areas like the Leadership Lounge, Advising Office, Undergraduate and Graduate Career Management Centers, a cafe, and a 60-seat classroom.
The facility was designed to be as high performance as possible, and to achieve a green building rating of Silver in the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System. An outdoor plaza with a terraced amphitheater unites the School of Business campus by connecting the Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building with the school’s existing buildings, the C. Roland Christensen Center and the Business Classroom Building. The project’s second phase, which includes the England Student Community Pavilion and the Ken Garff Classroom Pavilion, crowns the school’s revitalized campus.
Students offered a big "thank you" to donors via video detailing how the building has improved their educational experience as part of the celebration of Phase II's completion in the fall of 2013. Take a look: