Sorenson Arts and Education Complex

The Beverly Taylor Sorenson Arts and Education Complex opened in February to provide a collaborative and flexible environment for the College of Education and the Tanner Dance Program at the University of Utah. By optimizing the façades for thermal comfort and providing low energy conditioning options suited to the Utah climate, Atelier Ten in collaboration with EDA Architects helped the arts complex maintain comfort year-round and achieve a 43% reduction in annual energy cost. Key energy end uses include lighting, particularly for the studios and offices, and conditioning, to maintain thermal comfort throughout the year and meet the strict temperature and humidity conditions for the dance studios.

Atelier Ten’s team from the San Francisco office includes Director Claire Maxfield and Senior Environmental Designer Brian Meinrath.

Read featured article in The Salt Lake Tribune.