BYU-IDAHO, REXBURG, IDAHO
The Manwaring Student Center is BYU-Idaho’s hub for student association and activity. It includes a bookstore, information center, yearbook offices, two convenience stores, and a bowling alley. The project included a significant renovation and expansion of the food service and dining areas. The dining capacity was increased from 265 to 1,250, with a kitchen designed to serve 1,000 people every 30 minutes during peak hours. The kitchen was vastly expanded and received a full equipment upgrade. A smaller bagel and smoothie shop is located next to the activities program space on the first floor.
Unlike many other universities, BYU-Idaho has combined student government, intramural sports, service programs, social events and outdoor recreation activities into a student-led activities program. The home base for the activities program is located on the first floor of the building, just off a major circulation spine. The open office space uses the latest technology in modular post-and-beam office furniture to support the flexibility needed for a variety of meetings as students plan and implement events and activities.
Client Brigham Young University-IdahoSize Addition: 126,756 sf