CWI MICRON PROFESSIONAL TECHNICAL EDUCATION

Adaptive Reuse, Higher Education

Nampa, Idaho

Due to rapidly growing student enrollment and an approaching lease expiration, the College of Western Idaho needed a new facility. With the assistance from a private donor, the College acquired a recently vacated 138,000 square foot Sam’s Club retail building.

The vision to design and build a fast-track facility to support the workforce needs of the region came to life in the summer of 2012. Along with One-Stop Student Services, this new facility is the home to nine professional technical programs, including Auto Body, Automotive Technology, Diesel Technology, Drafting Technology, Electronics Technology, Industry Labs, Machine Tool Technology, Powersports and Small Engine Repair Technology, and Welding and Metals Fabrication.

The adaptive reuse of this facility presented significant challenges to the design team, such as existing utilities, incorporating existing skylights, structural column grid, envelope and the implementation of a second floor (38,000 sf). Through constant collaboration and team work, the project was finished on time and on budget.

YEAR COMPLETED:

2012

TOTAL SQUARE FOOTAGE:

174,00