John and Marva Warnock Engineering Building

About This Project:

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Dedicated to the spirit of exploration and discovery, the John and Marva Warnock Engineering Building is the academic home for engineering and computer science students at the University of Utah. The new building is named for University of Utah alumni John and Marva Warnock who are pioneers and founders of the information age. Their generous spirit guided the development of the four-story 100,000 sq. ft. structure that is now the hub of the College of Engineering campus.

With 3,000 students and 600 annual graduates, engineering is the University's fourth largest college. Its seven departments include traditional disciplines such as chemical, mechanical, electrical and civil engineering, along with the emergent areas of computing, bioengineering and materials science and engineering.

Much of the space in the Warnock Engineering Building is dedicated to students including four auditorium classrooms and five seminar rooms which contain 450 high tech classroom seats; 13 group study rooms; generous informal study and meeting areas; and a café. The heart of the building is a two-story atrium and gallery.

Design Features:

  • Collaborative work environment created to foster interdisciplinarity and the easy exchange of ideas among students and faculty
  • Enhanced laboratory space
  • Thirteen group study rooms
  • Four auditorium classrooms
  • Two story atrium & gallery

ARCHITECTS: Anshen & Allen with Prescott Muir

CONTRACTOR: Jacobson Construction

LOCATION: 72 Central Campus Drive

SQUARE FOOTAGE: 100,000

START DATE: October 2004

COMPLETION DATE: February 2007

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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