The Applied Technology and Innovation Center is located on the campus of the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls, Idaho. The 39,000sf single story building was designed to house the College’s expanding HVAC, Environmental Technology, Wind Energy, and Machine Technology programs complete with classrooms, hands-on labs, and administrative support spaces.
Lochsa Engineering provided the structural engineering services for this design/build LEED educational structure. The facility consists of 39,000 SF of classrooms and includes a testing center, video classroom center, lecture hall, administrative offices, student activity offices, faculty offices, chemistry and biology labs, bookstore, coffee shop, and deli.
Located in the Albuquerque, New Mexico, Kirtland Air Force Base is one of the largest installations in the Air Force Materiel Command. Due to the growth of the AFB, several additional structures were built in the area.
The Visitor and Education Center, near the entrance to Clark County’s 2900-acre Wetlands Park, is an excellent example of appropriate and ecologically responsible architecture. A pier system and flood control berms ensure safety from flash floods by elevating the 30,000 square foot facility above the 100-year flood plain while preserving the natural vegetation.
This two-building complex was created by utilizing common concrete tilt-up panels as the major building component and highlighting them in a unique and creative perspective. The exterior concrete panels range in size, intersect each other at different angles, come through exterior walls and are painted five different desert colors, creating a consistent and contemporary appearance. The entran