Meet Mehrdad Yazdani: The Lead Designer Who Shaped Lassonde Studios

Looking back to when Lassonde Studios existed solely as an abstract idea, Troy D’Ambrosio, the executive director of the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, can vividly recall the process of selecting the building’s architect. For hours, he’d listened to different firms present to his team and show PowerPoints full of images of similar buildings they created. Then […]

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Lassonde Studios, Diversity and How Entrepreneurship Thrives off of Difference

Living at Lassonde Studios is competitive — accepting only 400 residents out of the roughly 1,500 students who apply every year. While the spots are limited, resident activity is not. Residents busy themselves with projects of all sorts. This isn’t a surprise; as the hub of the entrepreneurial program on campus, residents are typically those […]

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Video: Live Create Launch at Lassonde

 All incoming and current students at the University of Utah are welcome to “live, create, launch” at Lassonde Studios. The five-story building is dedicated to student entrepreneurship and innovation. Students can live here and get involved in many programs to bring their ideas to life. Residents join the Lassonde 400, a community of student […]

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Lassonde Institute Wins Global Recognition as an Outstanding Entrepreneur Program

The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, an interdisciplinary division of the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah, was recognized among 12 universities for their outstanding entrepreneur programs at the 2018 Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC) Conference in Chicago, Oct. 18-20. Now in its twenty-second year, the GCEC Conference was attended by more than […]

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Lassonde Studios Awarded LEED Gold Building Certification

The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah announced today that Lassonde Studios – a new five-story, student innovation space – has been awarded LEED Gold certification. The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities […]

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