University of Arizona—Tucson, S.A.L.T. Center

Tucson, Arizona

  • FIRM

    Gould Evans

  • CLIENT

    University of Arizona

  • AREA

    18,000 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $1,950,000.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    12/2001

The S.A.L.T. (Strategic Alternative Learning Technique) Center provides services to students with learning disabilities, and furnishes support to learning-disabilities research and community-outreach programs. The program provides a comprehensive collection of support services, beyond those required by law, to students with documented learning disabilities. It is ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$108.33FEATURED IN2003 Architectural Portfolio self-supporting auxiliary operation that charges a fee for service. The facility provides interior and exterior spaces that can accommodate multiple functions, while providing flexibility for future modifications. The building includes instructional offices, computer laboratories with assisted-learning technologies, tutorial spaces, meeting rooms with interactive technology and a lounge.

Positioned at the university’s north edge, the S.A.L.T. Center is parallel to one of the university’s busiest pedestrian corridors. Spatial carvings become spatial projections that animate the Highland Avenue pedestrian corridor, simultaneously orchestrating the entry through a 50-foot-wide breezeway that leads to the facility’s center. The S.A.L.T. Center is nestled among the double-height tutoring lab, computer commons and second-floor balcony, under a canopy of palo breas.