The Lassonde Studios, now under construction, has received widespread attention for its unique design and mission since we launched our plans in spring 2015. Publications that have taken notice include “Bloomberg Businessweek,” “Inc.” and “Fast Company.”
We broke ground on the facility in October 2014. The building opens to students in fall 2016, and we are now accepting applications to live in the building.
Here are what a few publications are saying about the Lassonde Studios:
“In a move it hopes will lure budding entrepreneurs who dream of souped-up Silicon Valley workspaces, the University of Utah plans to build a residence hall that blurs life and work the same way technology giants Facebook and Google do at their headquarters.” – Bloomberg Businessweek
“Faced with the shifting ambitions of students and changes in institutional funding streams, colleges and universities are embracing ‘learning by creating,’ allowing them to leverage the traditional spirit of an educational community with students’ growing entrepreneurial focus.” – Fast Company
“Move over, Silicon Valley: Utah has arrived.” – Inc.
“The University of Utah wants to foster young entrepreneurs with a new building inspired by the offices of technology companies like Facebook and Google.” – Associated Press
“University of Utah business building to mimic Facebook, Google campuses.” – Salt Lake Tribune
“Driven by a spirit of innovation and creativity, the mission of the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute is reflected in the Lassonde Studios.” – ArchDaily
“Picture a huge modern university building, fronted by glass at the ground level and approached by wide horseshoe steps … This will be the Lassonde Studios due to open in 2016 and potentially set to revolutionise the way people view an education in entrepreneurship.” – IDG Connect
“The school is investing in its unique approach by building a unique, $45-million dorm called the Lassonde Studios. It will be a place where students can live, build prototypes and work on their companies 24/7.” – Blogtrepreneur