Boise State University | Micron Business and Economics Building

  • $28M
  • 110,000 SF
  • 2012
  • in association

Boise State University has begun construction on the new Micron Business and Economics Building. The building includes about 110,000 square feet and will support the college’s undergraduate students and growing graduate and executive education programs. Located at the corner of Capitol Boulevard and University Drive, it will be a gateway to the west end of campus when it opens in the fall of 2012.

The building’s design emphasizes student learning, research and community collaboration. Its four floors will include state-of-the art classrooms; a 250-seat lecture hall; a student commons area with food service, and unique student work spaces. Specialized learning spaces include a financial technology classroom and financial trading room.

Interactive areas such as the boardroom will welcome members of the community and encourage collaboration. The building will also house the college’s centers of business research and development. Linked by a promenade to campus activity centers to the east, a vibrant courtyard will become a new focus of campus life.

Sustainable building practices are a prime consideration in the building’s design. For example, plans include using geothermal energy as a heating source and optimizing use of natural light. The high-performance, environmentally progressive building is expected to use 40 percent less energy than a comparable structure.

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We are a 50-person architectural firm located in Denver, Colorado. For over 40 years we have provided a full range of services including the planning, programming, and design of buildings for colleges, universities, schools, libraries, justice facilities, office buildings, cultural venues, and housing. We have twice been awarded the American Institute of Architects’ Firm Award “a distinguished body of work” and numerous local, regional and national design awards.

We believe architecture has the power to heighten human well-being and illuminate our cultural values. We are driven by a standard of excellence which provides the highest level of ethics and professionalism to our clients. We embrace thoughtful and responsible design in all aspects of our lives and we constantly strive to create buildings of architectural significance and responsibility.

Our work is developed within a collaborative atmosphere which cultivates research, analysis, and deliberation into judicious decision-making at all levels. Vigorous exploration of client goals is coupled with a detailed examination of their functional needs. This understanding is artfully transformed into three-dimensional space which inspires the daily life within the building. Physical patterns and the cultural fabric of each place are carefully studied to appropriately respond to each site’s unique physical and social context. Materials and systems are selected which respect and sustain our planet and the thoughtful expression of building craft and technology are economically integrated to bring the defining statement of character and identity for each of our clients.

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