New building on U campus to feature moveable living pods

(KUTV) Crews broke ground Friday on the new Lassonde Studios building on the University of Utah campus.

Organizers say the $45 million building will be the new home for student innovators and entrepreneurs.

The five-floor, 148,000 square foot building will house more than 40 students. The heart of the Lassonde Studios will be what they call the "garage," located on the first floor, and will function like a student union for entrepreneurs and innovators.{ } The four floors above the "garage" will have three different types of housing, including moveable living pods. { }

The Lassonde Studios building is made possible by entrepreneur and MBA alumnus of the David Eccles School of Business Pierre Lassonde, who has donated $25 million to the Lassonde Institute to date.

The building will open for students in the fall of 2016.

(Copyright 2014 Sinclair Broadcast Group)

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