George S. Eccles Student Life Center at the University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT


University of Utah


185,000 sq. ft.


January 2015


LEED Silver

Services Provided

Mechanical, Plumbing

The George S. Eccles Student Life Center at the University of Utah is a state-of-the-art, multi-functional facility designed to enhance the student experience and promote a healthy, active lifestyle on campus. Completed in 2015, this 180,000-square-foot building offers a wide array of recreational, fitness, and social spaces that cater to the diverse needs of the campus community.

Key Features:
Fitness Center: The expansive fitness center features top-of-the-line strength and cardio equipment, providing students with ample opportunity to engage in physical activity and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Aquatic Facilities: The center boasts a leisure pool, a lap pool, and a hot tub, as well as a deck area for relaxation and socializing.

Climbing Wall: A 54-foot climbing wall with varying levels of difficulty caters to both beginners and experienced climbers.

Multi-purpose Activity Courts: The facility includes multiple courts for basketball, volleyball, and other indoor sports.

Outdoor Adventure Center: This area provides resources and equipment rentals for outdoor activities, such as camping, hiking, and biking.

Meeting and Conference Spaces: The center offers various meeting and conference spaces for student organizations, campus events, and workshops.

Lounge Areas: Comfortable lounge areas are scattered throughout the building, encouraging social interaction and relaxation.

Mechanical Systems:
The George S. Eccles Student Life Center integrates state-of-the-art mechanical systems to ensure optimal performance, energy efficiency, and indoor environmental quality:

HVAC System: The building features a high-efficiency Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system that maintains optimal indoor air quality and thermal comfort. The system incorporates demand-controlled ventilation, air filtration, and energy recovery technologies to minimize energy consumption while providing a healthy indoor environment.

Indoor Air Quality Management: Advanced indoor air quality management systems, including air filtration, humidity control, and CO2 monitoring, are installed to ensure a comfortable and safe environment for occupants.

Plumbing and Water Conservation: The building features water-efficient plumbing fixtures and systems, such as low-flow faucets and dual-flush toilets, which help reduce water consumption and contribute to environmental sustainability.

The University of Utah George S. Eccles Student Life Center is a shining example of a modern, sustainable, and innovative facility that supports student well-being, fosters a sense of community, and contributes to a vibrant campus life.

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