Idaho Department of Agriculture Laboratory
The State of Idaho Department of Agriculture selected Pivot North architecture to provide design services for the new diagnostic laboratory in Boise, ID. Scheduled for completion in 2021, the 18,500 SF building provides laboratory and support spaces including; Plant Pathology, Animal Health, Dairy, Entomology and Necropsy. The building provides convenient sample delivery while maintaining security for staff.
The exterior design includes profiled metal wall and roof panel accents complimenting a mix of ground split face masonry veneer. The pollinator specific and water wise landscape attracts bees to the area while being a good neighbor to the nearby Idaho Botanical Gardens. The design team worked with the department to define a unique look paying homage to the Agriculture Industry.
Caldwell Fire Station #3
Pivot North Architecture and Rice Fergus Miller are collaborating with Caldwell Fire Department to provide programming and design services for Caldwell Fire Station 3. The new station located near KCID Road and Skyway Street will provide better response times on the East side of I-84 where significant growth has occurred over that last few years. The project is designed to support an Engine Company with flexibility to expand in the future to provide space for an additional Truck Company and a Battalion Chief.
Caldwell Fire Station 3 is designed to meet today’s needs while providing for future growth in service.
Twin Falls Fire Department Master Plan
Pivot North Architecture and Rice Fergus Miller are collaborating with the Twin Falls Fire Department on the master plan of five fire station projects including urban, rural, and airport rescue and firefighting (ARFF) locations. Services include programming, master planning, design, and cost estimating.
Meridian Fire Department Station 6
Working with the Meridian and Caldwell Fire Departments Pivot North and Rice Fergus Miller have provided master programming services and design services for the future Meridian Fire Station 6 and Caldwell Fire Station 3.
These stations are designed to support an Engine Company and expand in the future to provide space for a Truck Company and a Battalion Chief. Stations are expected to begin construction in 2019.
Idaho Department of Fish & Game
Pivot North with our Design/Build partner proposed a new headquarters for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, replacing their existing facility which the organization has outgrown. Our goal was to design a facility that would reflect the values of the organization and fit into the unique location along the Boise River.
Adjacent to Kristin Armstrong Municipal Park and the MK Nature Center the project needed to fit into its natural setting. A conference/education center is surrounded by an “L” office building. The “L” form is broken down into 2-story and 3-story pitched roof volumes separated by second floor patios overlooking the park and Nature Center grounds.
The project as conceptualized will not be built.
Twin Falls City Hall
Part of the City of Twin Falls Downtown Revitalization Project, the new City Hall is an adaptive reuse of a 1940’s retail building, challenging the City and the design team to consolidate existing services, plan for growth, and make the design flexible enough to adapt as needs of the community change. Notable solutions include an open plan with flexible furniture, exposed systems and existing concrete structure, and the use of reclaimed wood from the original construction.
Opened in the fall of 2017, the LEED certified 46,000-square foot New City Hall boasts 20% vacant space for growth, and includes space for Council Chambers, Utility Billing, Planning & Zoning Department, Engineering Department, Building Department, Finance, Human Resources, Information Systems, and Administration.
Clint Sievers, Project Manager; Hummel Architects, Architect of Record.
James A. McClure Federal Building & US Courthouse - "First Impressions"
Following the events of 9/11, the Federal Government placed renewed focus on the safety and security of the nation's interests around the world. Many buildings in the federal inventory required upgrades to meet new standards. In Boise, the McClure Federal Building required the addition of a new larger lobby to facilitate screening activities. In addition the new entry provides visitors with a memorable sense of arrival complimentary to the existing international style of the original 1960's building.
Gary Sorensen, Project Manager and Designer; Hummel Architects, Architect of Record.