AHJ Portfolio: Other Projects

Other Projects

Herrett Center and Addition

This structure is an addition to an original masonry structure that more than doubles the facilities square footage. The main feature is a steel framed twelve sided barrel which houses a planetarium. A combination of steel and masonry is combined and is tied into the existing structure to create a uniform design solution.

Idaho History Center

This two-story, 35,850 square foot building addition houses Idaho’s historical library and archives. The building also includes administrative offices. The structural elements include an open web steel joist and deck roof, a steel/concrete composite second floor, and concrete slab on grade at the first floor with conventional spread footings. The lateral resisting system is made up of light framed steel braced shear walls.

Zoo Boise Entry

This project is a total redesign of the Boise Zoo entry, integrating a gift shop, concessions, a ticket booth, and a hands on display area. The structure is all wood frame using glu-lam beams with tube steel posts for the large articulated wing walls.

Idaho Shakespeare Festival

This unique outdoor amphitheatre venue required very tall cast in place concrete retaining walls to support the earthen seating areas.

Hispanic Cultural Center

This two-story structure contains nearly 30,000 square feet of office space, classrooms, and museums. Its structural components consist of concrete masonry block bearing walls with open web steel trusses and concrete slab floors. The municipal room on the second floor has composite floor joists spanning sixty feet. This unique building has a curved entry that is open to both floors and contains a large, wrap around water fountain and small decorative pool. The exterior of the building is wrapped with an insulated foam system and painted with vibrant colors expressing authentic Hispanic heritage.