The University of Utah has redefined entrepreneurial education with Lassonde Studios—a breakthrough learning facility combining 400 student residences with an entrepreneurial hangar where students truly live, create, and launch companies. In just two years, the building has quintupled the number of student-led startups on campus and bolstered the university’s entrepreneurial brand. The building is open to the entire campus community, and welcomes students from all backgrounds and concentrations of study to spur innovation and establish a new paradigm for entrepreneurial learning.
ASID 2019 Outcome of Design Awards (Category: Growth)
Education (Higher Education)
Salt Lake City
In order to embody the mission of the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute to provide students transformative experiences through entrepreneurship, the University of Utah sought to create a completely new learning facility which would foster an environment of collaboration, inspire students to have entrepreneurial dreams of starting their own business, and push the boundaries for where they live and work.