Boise State University Indoor Practice Facility
McAlvain managed the design and construction of the BSU Indoor Practice Facility. It is a uniquely crafted 102,000 sf. structure that sits between Bronco Stadium and the Boise River on the campus of Boise State University in Boise, Idaho. The outside structure was constructed using tilt-up concrete walls and Metal Stud Crete panels with brick veneer. Exterior steel columns and a barrel rolled roof structure complete the facility. Inside, the full-size practice field spans 200 feet with 70 feet of clear height. In addition to the practice field, the facility includes 24,000 sf. of office, storage, and practice areas for the marching band, cheerleaders and dance team. Highlights include indirect lighting, elevated filming platforms, 3 motorized nets and a state-of-the-art sound system. This challenging design/build project was completed – including design – in just 11 months and was delivered to BSU and Idaho Division of Public Works under budget, and in time for the BSU Broncos to practice for the January 2006 MPC Bowl Game.