The La Pointe complex, which offers off-campus housing for students at Boise State University, features a mix of two-bed, two-bed-pod, three-bed and four-bed units that surpass traditional expectations for student housing. The 130 units include features such as granite countertops and study areas face the Boise foothills, Ann Morrison Park and the downtown skyline.
Throughout the course of the project, the ESI team was able to provide the owner with nearly $1 million in value-engineering savings without compromising on the quality of the facility. The apartments form a U-shape around the podium edge, creating an’outdoor courtyard that opens to the south and west. The courtyard circulation creates a sense of community, while the detailed landscaping provides students with a serene view. Additionally, the complex provides 78,000 sq ft of surface parking for 253 vehicles.
La Pointe Student Housing was given a Best Project for Residential/Hospitality award from ENR as well as an award of merit for Excellence in Safety. The judges commended ESI’s “safety first” culture, which they said improved jobsite communication. It included daily ergonomics exercises and briefings about potential hazards; a comprehensive, jobsite-specific safety orientation; and thorough training on multiple safety and wellness issues.