Submitted by Jacobsen Construction

Elizabeth Hall is a 94,300-sq-ft facility consisting primarily of classrooms, computer labs, teaching spaces and administrative areas. The three-story building replaces single-story Buildings 1 and 2, two of the four original structures that have housed numerous departments and offices for more than 50 years on the Harrison Boulevard campus.

WSU Elizabeth Hall
WSU Elizabeth Hall

The second element of this project involved a new central chilled water plant utilizing a combination of two new chillers and reusing/relocating two existing chillers from the Weber State University campus.

Design innovation on Elizabeth Hall was driven by WSU’s desire to develop a facility that enhanced student performance, emphasized user comfort and was energy efficient. The project team has submitted for LEED-Silver certification.

Project Team: Ogden, Utah, $21 million

Owner: Weber State University
Contractor: Jacobsen Construction
Design Firm: MHTN Architects
Start: June 2006
Finish: Nov. 2008

Construction occurred concurrently with the renovation of the adjacent Bell Tower Plaza on the Ogden campus. Strategic phasing had to be implemented along with construction of temporary sidewalks and fencing through the area to maintain pedestrian access during construction.