The Central Quad is at the heart of the BYU-Idaho campus. It is a high pedestrian traffic area, connecting three main campus buildings: the McKay library, the Manwaring student center, and the 15,000 seat BYU-Idaho Center. The quad also serves as a bridge connecting the northern and southern half of campus. Located on a hillside, the quad has a 14 foot change in grade from north to south and is protected from cold Rexburg winds. For these reasons, an amphitheater was ideal for this location. The backdrop for the stage is a reclaimed wood trellis with maple trees planted behind it. The seating is tiered grass strips, retained by a concrete masonry unit wall. When the amphitheater is not being used for a performance, it retains its role as a “stage” where students can meet, and see and be seen. This is possible because the amphitheater functions as a pedestrian pathway when not being used as a stage.
CLIENT BYU-IDAHOSIZE 1.57 acres