Education

 

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Rock Creek Elementary

Built to support recent growth in Twin Falls, Idaho,  the 69,000 SF facility is designed for 650 students and includes four classrooms for each grade, plus specialty space such as a special needs suite. Other notable features include small group learning spaces and a multi-use auditorium stair for use by students and the community. 

 

Special attention was given during design to safety & security, natural light, durable materials, and cost effective systems. Simple circulation maximizes efficiency, simplifies lock-down security and allows for easy supervision. The site was carefully planned to separate buses, staff parking, visitor parking, and student drop-off.

 

John King, Lead Designer; Clint Sievers, Associate, Project Lead; Hummel Architects, Architect of Record.

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International Leadership of Texas College Station

Pivot North was engaged by Performance Charter School Development to provide design services for four prototypical K-8 schools for International Leadership of Texas. The first of which is located in College Station.

Each school is sized to serve a student population of 1,400. Amenities and program elements include 71 classrooms, gymnasium, cafeteria, indoor turf field, weight room, locker rooms media center, as well as art and science classrooms.

The project was delivered on time and on budget due to collaboration and teamwork by the architect, development team and contractor.

The following three schools are planned for Bryan and Waco Texas.

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Pillar Falls Elementary

In 2014, the Twin Falls voters passed a general obligation bond to support the construction of two new elementary schools. The 67,000 SF two-story school supports a student population of 650.  Notable design elements include a large volume media center, auditorium stair, combined cafeteria/gymnasium space, and natural light in each classroom.

 

Pillar Falls was designed and built on a fast-track schedule to open for the fall of 2016 school year.  Through constant collaboration and teamwork, it was delivered on time and on budget.

John King, Lead Designer; Clint Sievers Associate, Project Lead; Hummel Architects, Architect of Record.

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Hillsdale Elementary

Completed in the Fall of 2016, Hillsdale Elementary is designed to accommodate a future adjacent YMCA as well a community library branch for the Meridian Library District. The project sits on 22 acres of donated land with 10 acres of that land dedicated to become a city park. This unique collaboration of bringing together multiple amenities under one roof allows the partners to not only share spaces such as the gym, library, classrooms, kitchen and parking but also reduced infrastructure and operating costs as well.

Hillsdale is the first 2-story Elementary school constructed by the West Ada School District and is the first phase of this multi-phase project.

John King, Lead Designer and Project Manager; Hummel Architects, Architect of Record.

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Canyon Ridge High School

Completed in 2009, this two-story, 219,000 square foot high school was designed initially for 1,200 students with the ability to expand to 1,500 students.  In addition to general education, program spaces include Administration, Media Center, Athletic Complex, Science Labs, Vocational Technical Education, Auditorium, and Social Center.

 

The design strategy revolves around student circulation and natural light.  Skylights are frequent throughout the hallways and the gymnasium can operate without artificial light during daytime hours.  The classrooms include large north and south facing windows with shading devices and blinds for control. 

 

In 2014, as part of the master plan, the District expanded CRHS with an additional 19 classrooms, including 2 biology labs and 2 earth science labs. 

Clint Sievers, Project Manager; Hummel Architects, Architect of Record.

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Twin Falls High School

Twin Falls High School was constructed in 1954.  The original, sprawling, single level design was notable for its time and included large expanses of glass to daylight teaching space.  Much of the school’s roof structure is heavy timber construction which is still exposed today.  Because of the dedicated maintenance of the District, this facility survived without significant renovation until 2006.

 

In 2006, as part of a general obligation bond, the District planned several improvements to the facility, including a chemistry lab remodel, new athletic lobby and locker rooms, renovated front entry and plaza, new roof, new HVAC, new windows throughout, and new fire protection. 

 

Clint Sievers, Project Manager;  Hummel Architects, Architect of Record,

 

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Central Academy High School

One of 3 West Ada alternative schools, the 26,000 square foot high school is designed for students requiring a unique environment to facilitate their individual learning needs. Programmed for non-traditional students, the design team worked closely with the faculty to create a setting reflecting the unique curriculum.

The building contains flexible teaching stations, a small gym for student activities, a large common area for informal gatherings, and a strategically positioned administrative suite for monitoring students and allowing high visibility, safety and security.

 

2004 AIA Idaho's Honor Award Recipient

Gary Sorensen, Lead Designer; Hummel Architects, Architect of Record.

 

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Arguinchona Basketball Complex

The Arguinchona Basketball Complex is a two-story, 10,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility for the men’s and women’s basketball programs at Boise State University.  The facility includes a lobby, locker room, film room, study area, kitchen, lounge, and coach’s suite. 

 

The design integrates the facility with the existing campus context while connecting to an occupied Taco Bell Arena.  The project team carefully coordinated pedestrian walkways, tennis court access, public access, and campus utilities while considering solutions.

 

Clint Sievers, Project Manager; Hummel Architects, Architect of Record.

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College of Western Idaho
Micron Center

The Micron Center for Professional Technical Education is an adaptive reuse of a former Sam’s Club facility in Nampa, Idaho.  The project included reprogramming the building into an education facility housing Diesel Engineering, Heavy Equipment, Welding, Industry Labs, Auto body, Automotive Technology, Power Sports, Drafting Technology, Machine Tool Technology, and Electronics for the College of Western Idaho. 

 

Clint Sievers, Project Manager; Hummel Architects, Architect of Record.

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