Don’t be surprised if you see a 27,000-pound section of building flying through the air, north of the Nampa Campus Academic Building (NCAB), as a crew from Pacific Mobile Structures wraps up the installation of three new buildings on Friday, Aug. 16.
Facilities Planning and Management, Enrollment Student Services, and faculty offices supporting Math and Science will use the structures for office space. Each building provides 3,600 square feet, for a total of 10,800 square feet of office space for the College of Western Idaho (CWI).
Moving office space into these buildings will provide an additional classroom in NCAB, as well as needed science preparation space on the second floor. The current student life space at NCAB will be converted into a student lounge and meeting space, to facilitate student engagement and club meeting space. CWI's Facilities Planning and Management team worked on the project from its inception, selecting the design and finishes used in the structures to ensure they are efficient and aesthetically pleasing.
“It is exciting to see new space occurring for the first time on the Nampa campus," said Craig Brown, Executive Vice President of Operations. "Although we elected to use a modular construction format for these buildings, we were very intentional in their location and design to ensure they fit in architecturally and can serve the campus community for years to come."
Faculty and staff are anticipated to move into the buildings after Thanksgiving.