Boise State has created a new facility in the downtown BoDo district of Boise. The facility has had activity in it since last June, but some programs and a new sign has been added.
The new building is located at 301 S. Capitol Blvd. on the corner of Capitol Boulevard and Front Street.
While there has been life in the area since June, the new sign indicates the building’s affiliation with Boise State.
The sign was designed by Steve Marlett, associate manager of university signage, and installed by Facilities Operations and Maintenance.
The following departments are now housed in the building:
-Andrus Center for Public Policy
-College of Social Sciences and Public Affairs
Kevin Learned, director of Venture College, expressed the benefits of this new location.
“It’s important for us to be represented in the downtown business core, especially for those of us that have centers that are interacting with the business community,” Learned said. “This makes us more accessible to the community without requiring them to come to campus.”
Learned feels as though the space is ideal because it isn’t too far from campus but close enough to the community.
“Campus is a five minute walk away so we don’t feel disconnected from the campus,” Learned said. “For the business community, their ability to walk from their offices to this location is a great service. It makes us part of the business community.”
Learned pointed out that’s not important for all departments but it is very important for the Venture College.
Venture College is in its pilot year. According to Venture College’s website, they work with local businesses to offer students internships and opportunities to compete for real-world experiences.
For more information, about the new location, visit venturecollege.boisestate.edu/.