The 435,000-square-foot BYU-Idaho Center contains two major functions: a 15,000-seat auditorium and a large multi-use area. The two areas are connected by a three-story atrium that serves not only as a circulation space for the auditorium, but also as a study and contemplation space for the students.
The auditorium was designed CAPACITY15,000FEATURED IN2011 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYSpecialized all students can gather in one location for weekly devotionals. The auditorium also will host convocations, concerts, dance performances and other student productions. Two cantilevered balconies allow for unobstructed views for those seated on the main level. A 106-foot-wide platform is supported by a simplified fly loft and catwalk system. The facility is supported with a state-of-the-art broadcast center that includes an array of audio, production, video control rooms, as well as a smaller production studio.
The physical fitness center is sized for 10 basketball courts and also can accommodate volleyball, tennis and indoor soccer. Above the court area is a four-lane elevated running track. The new sport courts area expands the school’s impressive intramural program and supports its commitment to the physical fitness of its students and faculty.
The BYU-Idaho Center fulfills the university’s educational needs by providing a large enough meeting space to include the entire student body and expanding physical-fitness facilities to accommodate their growing student population.