S.J. Quinney College of Law Building

About This Project:

Rendering of S.J. Quinney College of Law building.

On June 4, 2013, the College of Law will celebrate the centennial of its very first graduating class. On that same date, the College is scheduled to break ground on a new building as innovative as the programs it will house. The College of Law’s new 155,000-square-foot facility will provide a welcome gateway to students and the community on the southwest corner of campus. The design emphasizes sustainability and energy efficiency, including the use of south-facing solar screening low-emissivity and insulated glass in the windows throughout. Other welcoming features include a café and coffee shop to serve the university and the greater community, a 450-seat conference center that will fill critical unmet need for a medium-size venue on campus that will be open for outside conferences and usage. The College of Law is uniquely dedicated to a fully universal architecture design: one that fully and seamlessly accommodates a range of disabilities (from physical disabilities from spinal cord injury to the cognitive challenges of Vets with PTSD). Their objective is to facilitate a full, rich, engaged experience for each person who enters the building. To achieve this goal, the building features gradual inclines, enhanced acoustics, clear sight lines and soft colors, and universal accessibility.

Design Features:

  • Increased student space for learning and collaboration
  • Advanced research areas
  • Expanded library
  • Sustainable design
  • Universal design and accommodation
  • Office/conference rooms


CONTRACTOR: Big D Construction

LOCATION: Corner of South Campus Drive and University Street (1400 East)


START DATE: 06/04/2013


Construction Impacts

Contact Info

Rick Johansen

Jennifer Still

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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