College of Science, University of Utah
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
CLIENT University of Utah
SIZE 125,000 f² (11,600 m²)
Schematic Design, Research, Modeling
Graphics & Rendering Overview
The George Thomas Building, built in 1935 in a
prominent position on the University of Utah’s
President Circle, was originally designed to house the
campus library and was converted to the Museum of
Natural History in the 1960s.
With the museum currently being relocated, the
University has identified the building as the new home
for the College of Science and Center for Cell and
Genome Research. The project includes rehabilitation
of the building and the adaptive reuse of historic
areas into classrooms, laboratories, meeting and tutorial
spaces. A major new addition will be located at the rear
of the building to house research laboratories.
The organization of the building and circulation spaces
are designed to promote interdisciplinary and
cross-departmental interaction between
students, researchers and faculty.
Location: SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH