Utah Unified State Laboratory
This first facility on the campus is an “all-hazards preparedness” environment that will enable the department to better adapt to a post 9/11 world. Working with architect VCBO, SmithGroup developed lab planning and design vision. The advanced labs include a BSL-3 suite, and consist of five isolation laboratories. A number of shared areas accommodate training during normal working conditions or for use during surge situations and include laboratories, classrooms and conference space. This new facility upgrades previous laboratory conditions and the campus will eventually phase in other state partners including the Department of Agriculture, Crime Lab and Office of the Medical Examiner to create cohesiveness unachievable in their previous home.