|MHTN Architects created the artist rendering above to illustrate what the northeast corner of Weber State University, east of Skyline Drive, might look like if the university decided to develop the property.|
OGDEN, Utah – Weber State University’s Board of Trustees was shown an artist rendering of how the university might develop school property on the hillside east of Skyline Drive.
The artist rendering, created by MHTN Architects of Salt Lake City, shows 10 multi-story, glass and brick structures on the hillside northeast of Stewart Stadium. In the drawing, the buildings are nestled in tiers on the hillside, rising above Skyline Drive.
In addition, trustees were shown an aerial photo of the property with locations for possible building sites and roadways superimposed on it.
The concept drawings were produced in response to a request made by the trustees last month. At its January meeting, the board heard a presentation from the Utah Division of Facilities Construction and Management (DFCM) that reported the findings of an independent geological study of the hillside.
The study analyzed 120 acres of undeveloped university property east of Skyline Drive and found nearly 58 acres could be developed by the university to accommodate future growth. Based on the results, officials at DFCM believe the property could support a million square feet of academic space.
Intrigued by the findings of the geological study, several trustees asked to see a visual conceptualization of how the property might be used.
The land east of Skyline Drive is currently undeveloped with the exception of two buildings that house key campus support services. A water retention facility for campus irrigation also is located on the property.
MHTN Architects has been involved in the construction of numerous buildings on college and university campuses across the state. The firm’s projects include the renovations of WSU’s Lampros Hall, Shepherd Union Building and the Swenson Building at the C. William Stromberg Complex.
|Possible locations for future buildings and roadways are superimposed on an aerial photo of WSU's property located east of Skyline Drive. The photo was shown to university trustees on Tuesday (Feb. 13).|
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