Lassonde Studios Wins International Design Association 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 […]

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Lassonde Studios Wins SXSWedu Learn X Design Awards

We’re thrilled to share that Lassonde Studios of the University of Utah’s Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute has been named the overall winner of the SXSWedu Learn X Design awards in the physical category. The award further solidifies Lassonde Studios as arguably the most innovative built learning facility in the world from the past year. One of […]

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Spirit of Entrepreneurship: Isaac Griffin Blends Creativity and Business

Make a picture. Tell a story. Sell a product. Sometimes, it takes a near-death experience to realize what you live for – and for Isaac Griffin, that is creating art. His creative works all incorporate a unique sense of movement and storytelling. An avid cyclist, illustrator and art director at AdThing, a student-powered ad agency, […]

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Fast Company: Lassonde Studios is a ‘$45M experiment in education’

A leading publication for startup news and trends, Fast Company featured Lassonde Studios in a new article titled “A $45 Million Experiment to Turn Dorms into Incubators.” Lassonde Studios is a new building where all students on campus can live, create products and launch startups. It opened in August 2016 and has received worldwide attention for […]

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Lassonde Studios One of ‘World’s Best New University Buildings,’ says Architectural Digest

Scan the world from Norway to China and you won’t find a new university building much better than Lassonde Studios at the University of Utah, according to Architectural Digest, a premier publication for architecture news and trends. In a new report, the publication identifies Lassonde Studios as one of the nine best new university buildings around the globe. “One […]

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U Ranked No. 1 College for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

The University of Utah was recently ranked as the best college in the country for aspiring entrepreneurs in 2016 by LendEDU, a student loan refinancing website. It ranked the top 50 colleges in the United States for their support for young entrepreneurs. The study focused on all opportunities for students interested in entrepreneurship, not just […]

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Dinner at Yours: Serving Food and Culture at Your Home

Can you really have culture without food, or food without culture? Hossein Dadkhah and Shahrzad Jalili would say they go hand in hand, but many dining experiences may fail to present food within the appropriate cultural context. Dadkhah and Jalili share a passion for travel, along with the desire to provide people with a uniquely […]

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Lassonde Helps Student Inventors Get Seeded

On a Thursday in October at the new Lassonde Studios, dozens of excited students gathered, many bringing with them new inventions and ideas. The event is known as Get Seeded, it’s held several times a semester, and students from across campus are invited to join the fun, learn about new inventions and eat free food. […]

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