Submitted by Big-D Construction

The Center for Advanced Energy Studies is a 55,633-sq-ft, two-story, LEED-Gold-certified research facility on the Idaho State University campus. The CAES facility includes office space with under-floor air distribution, hydrogen labs, advanced materials labs, imaging suites, radio chemistry labs, analytical instrumentation labs, chemistry labs, systems modeling, visualization/power wall, CAVE, instrument shop/repair and office space.

Center for Advanced Energy Studies

This design-build project is a public/private partnership comprised of the state of Idaho, the three Idaho public universities, private industry and the Idaho National Laboratory. The CAES facility’s main purpose is to aid the Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho State University, Boise State University, the University of Idaho and their partners in becoming a world-class center for nuclear research and education.

Project Team: Idaho Falls, Idaho, $16.6 million

Owner: Idaho State University
Contractor: Big-D Construction
Design Firm: GSBS Architects
Start: Aug. 2007
Finish: Feb. 2009