Size: 78,000 SF
Client: University of Idaho
This $43 million, 78,000 SF research facility is designed to have faculty and students from diverse fields integrate their research and find solutions for the complex problems faced in the 21st century. The project will feature a high-tech visualization laboratory, flexible research labs, video conferencing, and other specialized spaces. To maximize flexible spaces that would serve a diverse set of users for decades to come, the project team’s collaborative preconstruction effort included reviewing each system and its location with a wide variety of potential users. This enabled the team to integrate systems that serve general needs that are also inexpensively adaptable as future needs arise. Working closely with the university, Hoffman has ensured no impact to the campus community by mitigating dust, fumes, and noise, and scheduling deliveries around campus activities. Hoffman is on track to deliver the project on schedule in fall 2016.