Boise State's Micron Business and Economics Building
The Micron Business and Economics Building on Boise State's Campus is home to the College of Business and Economics and is often referred to as the face of the University, since its location along Capital Boulevard often makes it the first building seen by visitors arriving on campus. Constructed in 2012, this building features state-of-the-art classrooms and lecture halls accommodating up to 250 students. This building replaced the University Inn, a hotel which was purchased by Boise State in 2006, and torn down in 2010. The construction of the Micron Business and Economics Building was largely made possible thanks to a $12.5 million contribution by Micron, covering almost half of the building's $28.8 million dollar construction cost, and earning them the right to have the building named after them.
The Albertsons Library is located on the Boise State University campus, north of the Administration Building. The building architects were Hummel –Hummel-Jones and Shawver, a local architecture firm. Construction of the building began in 1962 after district voters approved an $800,000 bond. In 1964, then Boise Junior College, opened the doors to a new, some 44,000 square foot, modernist library building. Since then, the building has undergone two additions between 1970 and 1995 and now also houses the College of Innovation and Design and the Maker Lab.
Hemingway Center building
The Hemingway Center building is located NE of Liberal Arts building. The actual address is: 1819 Campus Lane. The building contains Boise State's Hemingway Western Studies Center, labs for Boise State's Anthropology department, offices, and an extension of Boise State's VAC (Visual Arts Center) which holds frequent temporary exhibitions. Frank K. Hummel designed this building originally called, interchangeably, the "Assembly Hall" or "Assembly Building". It has also been referred to as the "Auditorium".
The Communications Building, originally called The Student Union Building (also The Corral) was opened March, 1942. The original intended purpose was to be a place for students to grab a drink and food, socialize, and have Friday night dances. In 1967 the Student Union Building was erected Southeast of what is now the Communications Building, which left the building open for classrooms and moved all social gatherings and activities to the new Student Union Building.
Taco Bell Arena (The Pavilion)
Located in the heart of Boise State University’s campus lies a building considered to be one of the most prestigious entertainment arenas in the West; Taco Bell Arena (formally known as The Pavilion). Constructed in 1982 by the architectural firm CSHQA to the cost of $17.5 million, Taco Bell Arena has proven to be a powerhouse for all college arenas across the nation for showcasing collegiate sports such as basketball, gymnastics, and wrestling. The arena has also became a staple for commercial entertainment by hosting concerts by well-known recording artists such as Maroon 5, Katy Perry, Imagine Dragons, Ariana Grande, and many more. Taco Bell Arena in of itself is a destination that not only brings in opportunities for the university but also the residents and travelers who come to visit Boise, Idaho.
Christ Chapel was built in 1866 as St. Michael’s Episcopal Church and became the first Protestant church in Idaho, Montana, and Utah. Over time, it was relocated to the North End and then was moved to its current location on Boise State University campus in 1964. In 1973, Christ Chapel was added to the National Register of Historic Places. Today, the church is still owned and operated by the Christ Chapel Historical Society where it is used for nondenominational weddings and ceremonial events.