opsis architecture

The 59,000 sf Interactive Learning Center (ILC) is a teaching and learning facility located in the heart of the Boise State University Campus. Intended to be an active environment for learning, the center focuses on creating dynamic teaching, study and community learning spaces infused with technology and informal interaction zones. The Center includes state-of-the-art interactive classrooms, multi-media computer labs and spaces for informal and group study. Home of the BSU Center for Teaching and Learning, the facility provides space for “teaching teachers how to teach” using new pedagogues and technologies.

The ILC combines aspects of a student union, classroom building, technology center and library, into one unique facility, creating a new hybrid typology for today’s learning paradigms. The ILC is layered vertically from the highly active ground floor to the quieter upper level study areas. The ground floor, a satellite of the student union, contains a cyber café, food court, convenience store, a 200-seat auditorium and a multi-media lab. The upper level classrooms open up to both enclosed collaborative learning rooms and open study lounges. The central light filled atrium contains a specialized 3-D visualization lab and teaching and learning center that links technology and learning. A dramatic two-story reading room provides panoramic views of the campus and foothills.

Opsis was the design architect with LCA serving as the executive architect.

 

Awards
ACUI Facility Design Award, 2010
Idaho AIA Honor Design Award, 2009

Stats

  • 59,000 sf
  • Completed 2007
  • Opsis Architecture - Design Architect
  • Lombard Conrad Architects - Architect of Record

Demonstrated Experience

  • State-of-the-art interactive classrooms
  • Multi-media computer labs
  • Informal and group study spaces
  • Library
  • Technology center
  • Student union
  • Food court and café
  • 200-seat auditorium
  • Multi-media lab
  • Atrium with natural daylighting
  • Reading room
  • Interactive Learning Center
  • Interactive Learning Center
  • Interactive Learning Center
  • Interactive Learning Center
  • Interactive Learning Center
  • Interactive Learning Center
  • Interactive Learning Center
  • Interactive Learning Center
  • Interactive Learning Center
  • Interactive Learning Center
  • Interactive Learning Center
  • Interactive Learning Center
  • Interactive Learning Center
  • Interactive Learning Center

Stats

  • 59,000 sf
  • Completed 2007
  • Opsis Architecture - Design Architect
  • Lombard Conrad Architects - Architect of Record

Demonstrated Experience

  • State-of-the-art interactive classrooms
  • Multi-media computer labs
  • Informal and group study spaces
  • Library
  • Technology center
  • Student union
  • Food court and café
  • 200-seat auditorium
  • Multi-media lab
  • Atrium with natural daylighting
  • Reading room
 
  • Interactive Learning Center
  • Interactive Learning Center
  • Interactive Learning Center
  • Interactive Learning Center
  • Interactive Learning Center
  • Interactive Learning Center
  • Interactive Learning Center
  • Interactive Learning Center
  • Interactive Learning Center
  • Interactive Learning Center