We are thrilled to share that Engineering News-Record has published an in-depth profile of the University of Utah’s new Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine.

In association with VCBO Architects, the building will serve as both a campus gateway and an epicenter for interdisciplinary learning. The building is intentionally designed to foster new levels of collaboration across students, educators, researchers and clinicians from all different fields.

Architecturally, the building creates an iconic focal point on a very tight site, revitalizing a previously nondescript entry to the campus, and capitalizes on the campus’ magnificent setting against the Wasatch Mountains. Tucked between the university’s existing hospital, nursing school and medical library, the building integrates sensitively and strategically into its site and surrounding context.

The building will house medical education spaces, including adaptive classrooms, a state-of-the-art advanced simulation center and a gross anatomy laboratory. The centerpiece of the design is an interior multistory forum where faculty and students will gather for large group presentations and informal dialogue.

This is our third building our team has designed with the University of Utah. Previous projects include Lassonde Studios and the Impact and Prosperity Epicenter. The new school of medicine will open for the Fall 2026 semester.

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