Interactive Learning Center

Boise State University

Situated in the heart of the Boise State University campus, the Interactive Learning Center (ILC) is an active environment focused on dynamic teaching, study and community learning spaces infused with technology and informal interaction zones. State-of-the-art interactive classrooms and multi-media computer labs encourage advanced teaching and learning methodologies. Home to the University’s Center for Teaching and Learning, the facility provides space for instructing educators using new pedagogies and technologies.

Size: 59,000 sf
Location: Boise, ID
Design Architect: Opsis Architecture
Executive Architect: LCA Architects


2010, ACUI, Facility Design Award
2009, AIA Idaho, Design Honor Award

The ILC combines aspects of a student union, classroom building, technology center and library into one unique facility.

The Center is layered vertically from the highly active ground floor to the quieter upper-level study areas. Using 3D models, the design team worked collaboratively with the planning committee to test a wide range of integrated planning strategies that resulted in a dynamic organization where almost every element in the building is visible from any point.

The ground floor, a satellite student union, contains a cyber café, food court, convenience store, a 200-seat auditorium and a multi-media lab.

The upper-level classrooms open up to both enclosed collaborative learning rooms and open study lounges. The central light-filled atrium contains a specialized 3D visualization lab and a teaching/learning center.

A dramatic two-story reading room provides panoramic views of the campus and foothills.

Opsis was the design architect with LCA serving as the executive architect.

WWU Academic Instruction Center

OSU Student Experience Center