New classroom building brings 21st Century tech to UVU

Posted at 11:20 PM, Dec 21, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-22 01:36:05-05

OREM, Utah - Utah Valley University is projected to become Utah's largest university with 40,000 students by 2020. Earlier this year, they opened a brand new building which will help meet their current and future needs.

The new classroom building is around 244,000 square feet and can serve more than 3,000 people an hour.

"We've designed the building to really connect with the way students learn now in the twenty-first century with technology and group interaction," said Matthew Holland, president of University of Utah.

The building is LEED-certified, has a 960-seat auditorium and allows students to transition between buildings while staying inside.

"We connected this building with our others so when our students come to campus we can be inside. They can transition from one building to the other without having to go outside," said Frank Young, vice president of facilities planning for Utah Valley University.

The building will start holding classes when the winter semester begins on Jan. 5.