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About the Building

Address: 1173 University Drive, Boise, ID 83706
Building Size and Cost: 44,000 square feet, $14,500,000

Construction: Jordan Wilcomb Construction
Architects: LCA Architects

Groundbreaking: Sept. 20, 2014
Ribbon Cutting (During Homecoming): Oct 15, 2016

Other Fun Facts

  • Geothermal heat
  • The clock tower contains LED lights that currently light the sky with blue and orange, though the lights can also be customized to just about any color
  • Private donor funding with additional Boise State University financing provided by S. Bank and Idaho Housing and Finance

Interior StairwellInteriors

  • Barrie Connolly and Associates
  • Crowell & Company
  • Henriksen Butler
  • Intermountain Design, Inc.
  • OEC
  • Sprague Solutions

AFC ExteriorExteriors

  • Landscape Architects: The Land Group
  • Engraved Bricks: Fund Raisers Sports — Reserve your personalized brick today!
  • Bronze Sculptures: The Estate of Rod Kagan
  • Bronze University Seal: Ben Victor (professor of the practice), Francis Fox, (sculpture faculty), Madeline Fluharty (student) and Diana Luoma (alumna and donor)

Artwork in buildingArtwork

The Alumni and Friends Center houses great pieces of art produced by various Boise State University alumni, faculty and friends. Artwork in the building features the following artists: Alma Gomez-Frith ’91, Ward Hooper ’87, Howard Huff (art faculty emeritus), Sam Katz (friend), John Killmaster (art faculty emeritus), Louis Peck (art faculty emeritus), Ben Victor (professor of the practice) and Michael Woods ’72.

Old Alumni Center Razing Time Lapse

The Boise Fire Department worked with the alumni association to stage a Live Training Burn to prepare for the construction of the new Alumni and Friends Center on Aug. 18, 2014. Watch the controlled burn timelapse below.

Departments in the Facility

Our Lead Donors and Visionaries

Thank You Allen and Dixie Dykman