Located at the center of the hourglass-shaped campus, The Rendezvous Center links the north and south portions of campus by combining three components: 300 beds of student housing, campus life programs, and academic classrooms. The building is an outgrowth of major relationships with its immediate campus neighbors. To the North, academic functions are combined in a three-story structure, directly across from the library and other academic buildings. The South is comprised of a four-story residential hub, reinforcing the presence of a housing precinct on the south side of the campus. The central atrium operates as an urban node; it contains student union functions and feels like an internal campus “main street.” As such, the Rendezvous is the connective force that empowers student life for a holistic residential-campus experience.

SERVICES: Programming, Master Plan & Feasibility Study, Architecture, Interior Design

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Design Challenge
UNIFY MULTIPLE DESIGN STYLES
At the time of design, there was not a clear architectural design style on campus.  We designed the facility to contextually fit into the campus, to link upper and lower campus, and provided a design style that recognized, reflected, and united all the other styles that existed on campus.

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BY THE NUMBERS
Pocatello, ID |  240,000 sf  |  $38,000,000  |  2007

Earth Centered
Daylighting strategy to reduce HVAC loads; Direct/Indirect component to HVAC systems to take advantage of climate while reducing cooling costs.