DONNA GARFF MARRIOTT HONORS RESIDENTIAL SCHOLARS COMMUNITY
Project Confirmation Number: 7382
Multi-family housing: Any primarily residential building with more than two units.
250 Mario Capechhi Drive
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112
Brief description of the project:
This was a design-build project which now houses 309 honors students at the University Of Utah. Honors Housing is a five-story steel structure with CMU stair and elevator towers clad with natural stone. The exterior finish is brick veneer.
Size of Building:
5 stories - 161,000 sf
Amount of Masonry Used (include all types and number of units):
44,000 8x8x16 natural grey cmu
111,000 2.25 emperor brick
87,000 3.5 emperor brick
18,000 sf dimensioned full bed natural stone
5,500 sf thin dimensioned natural stone
Project completion date: Fall 2012
Explain the project and its unique use of masonry materials and techniques.
Two contrasting colors and two different sizes of brick veneer were used as the exterior finish for the building's three 5-story wings of housing. The differing brick sizes and color give depth to the massive brick walls. The three housing wings meet at a central core where stone columns over structural cmu shear walls rise up from within the common areas. The exterior finish at the building core is curtain wall glass which allows the interior stone to be viewed from outside. As the roof steps back at each floor, the stone becomes exposed to the outside creating a dramatic effect as the stone columns rise to over eighty feet above the ground.
The architect and construction manager asked for input for the masonry finishes and it was through this process that the differing brick heights and distinctive stone pattern were developed. Both the brick and full stone walls were built using 2-piece seismic ties over an air space and rigid insulation. The interior thin stone is adhered to cement board. The site walls are built with 8x2.25x16 structural brick to give a more residential look to the mechanical yard.
This building is a prominent landmark, adjacent to the Legacy Bridge train stop on Mario Capecchi Drive at the University Of Utah and is a good example of creative use of masonry as an architectural finish.
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