Opened in the fall of 2012, Boise State University's new College of Business and Economics building is a four-story gateway, prominently located along the west entrance to campus. A large exterior courtyard flanked by classroom and lecture spaces on three sides of the facility anchors the building's layout. The majority of the teaching and gathering spaces have access ASSOCIATED FIRMAnderson Mason Dale ArchitectsCOST PER SQ FT$251.00FEATURED IN2014 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYClassrooms natural light and views because of this design.
Office spaces are organized by department on the second and third floors, while the MBA, executive MBA program and boardroom reside on the fourth floor. The executive MBA classroom and supporting spaces, such as a kitchenette and meeting rooms, needed to be sophisticated in all aspects, yet comfortable, as students spend a better part of their day in this one area. The southeast corner of the building complex also houses a 250-seat lecture hall.
The classrooms were designed with cutting edge technology and are accompanied on all floors by smaller “break-out” study areas for group learning, adhering to the philosophy that students use the entire building for learning rather than just the classrooms.