Specifications include, but are not limited to: The proposed facility will consist of 95,000 gsf of new construction, intended to support the growing needs of SUU as the institution advances toward enrolling 15,000 students. The project will include a single building, located on the main campus of Southern Utah University. The expectation is the building will have a distinct academic focus, housing primarily classrooms, academic offices, and associated support space. The design will respond to campus building utilization data, which shows the need for general-purpose classrooms that can be configured for many pedagogical approaches. Having elements such as operable walls, moveable furniture, and modular office workspace components will allow the building to evolve with the future. Open architecture will be a key element, as one approach to maximizing the efficiency of layout and flexibility of the building while controlling costs. SUU further expects the building to be modest in its design with features that make it both unique in its own right and having aspects that provide a connection to other campus buildings. Utilizing efficient strategies to lessen project costs, promote occupant satisfaction, and long-term operation and maintenance benefits will be priorities in the building design. Many of these efficiencies will be identified in the programming and design process as SUU and the design consultants collaborate.