Idaho Water Center   Educational
Project Description

The Idaho Water Center
is home to the University
of Idaho Boise Center,
Idaho Department of
Water Resources, and
US Forest Service.

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Facility incorporates healthy and sustainable design features

ZGA was the associate architect on the Idaho Water Center project. Designed by NBBJ, the facility’s research, learning and administration environments are designed to enhance the educational mission of the University of Idaho and the technical advancement of the State of Idaho.

As the associate architect, ZGA was the local representative for shell and core design and construction administration as well as serving as the architect of record for tenant improvements for the University of Idaho, US Forest Service, and the Idaho Department
of Water Resources.

The facility incorporates healthy and sustainable design features such as solar sunshades, geothermal heating, groundwater cooling, and underfloor air handling systems. The south facing windows pull natural light into the classrooms. The building
sits above a shared neighborhood underground garage serving residential, education and office parking needs.



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