Art and Architecture Reception Area
"This class gave me deeper insight into what I want to do for my career and the chance to proudly say, 'I helped build that.'" Emily Nelson, former architecture student and intern at Erstad Architects in Boise
University of Idaho
Students and faculty transformed the entryway of the Art and Architecture South Building — originally an array of unrelated spaces that had few places to sit, inadequate options for display materials, limited daylight, no separation between restrooms and lobby and an adjacent office nested within another office — into a reception area that welcomes, informs and inspires visitors. Users of the space can view information about upcoming courses and browse through current design periodicals and selections from the library’s architectural book collection. All parts of this project, including custom furniture and display cases, were designed and built by students and faculty.