Gary & Ann Crocker Science Center

About This Project:

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The Crocker Science Center is a redevelopment of one of the jewels of President’s Circle, converting the George Thomas Building into a state of the art teaching and research center.  The original U shaped portion of the building consisting of approximately 71,000 s.f. will receive a seismic upgrade and reconfiguration of spaces with an eye to preservation of the exterior, key spaces and components of the interior.

The 13,200 s.f. of infill space at the south of the building that once served as the library stacks will be demolished and a 52,500 s.f. addition built in its place.  This addition will hold the Cell and Genome Research Center labs.  There is a hope that the research and teaching functions will blend and not feel like two separate buildings.

Design Features:

Pending approval, the project will begin full design in May of 2014, however the major design features will involve respectful restoration of key spaces and an exterior treatment of the addition that will respect the existing character of the original George Thomas Building


CONTRACTOR: Okland Construction

LOCATION: President's Circle


START DATE: Late fall 2015


Construction Impacts

Contact Info


Shannon Failner

  • Administrative Assistant
  • office: 801-581-3135
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John McNary

  • Director, Campus Planning
  • office: 801-581-6573
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Cory Higgins

  • Executive Director
  • Facility and Construction Operations
  • office: 801-581-5082
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