1924 FILLMORE STREET
Client: COLLEGE OF IDAHO
Design Team: HUMMEL ARCHITECTS Architect of Record, Gregory A. Ugrin AIA NCARB SBA Design Principal + Design Architect (Hummel 1994 – 2014), Consultants: BRECKON LAND DESIGN Landscape Architect, TOOTHMAN ORTON ENGINEERS Civil Engineer, LOCHSA ENGINEERING OF IDAHO, Structural Engineer, MUSGROVE ENGINEERING, Mechanical + Electrical Engineer, Construction: ANDERSEN CONSTRUCTION General Contractor
Greg Ugrin is a former Principal Architect at Hummel Architects. His role on the Marty Holly Athletic Center is listed in the Project Credits. This project was designed and constructed during Greg’s years with Hummel.
Photography: Greg Ugrin
The oldest private liberal arts college in Idaho, The College of Idaho, decided to re-introduce football after a 37-year pause. Their current athletic facilities did not have the capacity to support the needs of a NAIA football program. The first game was scheduled Fall 2014. Concurrent, the college began a national marketing campaign to attract prospective students to attend the College of Idaho and experience one of Idaho’s greatest treasures, outdoor recreational sports. A facility needed to be planned to support this program, Outdoor Education. Start time: Spring 2013.
A proposed solution was to combine both needs into one building. The Outdoor Education and the Athletic Center would share common space while having separate identities within the facility starting with separate entry points. The Outdoor Education is only planned and not currently funded.
The 22,000 SF ‘L’ shaped plan fronts two streets. This allows for each program to have separate entry at each end while placing shared functions between. The site has a 10-ft. fall onto an activity field from the street level. This moved the design to create a two-level solution with main entry points at the upper level and direct field access at the lower. Seminar and Athletic Program Offices are located at the upper level while student athlete Weight, Locker Room, and Training facilities reside at the lower level for better time management of the student athlete and program adjacencies. The architectural language and material palette takes cues from buildings adjacent to the Marty Holly Athletic Center and the north end of the college campus.
The $3.8 million dollar facility opened in July 2014.