First Phase of Construction Complete on The Salvation Army’s New Campus

The first phase of construction on The Salvation Army’s new campus at 9492 Emerald Street in Boise is complete.

According to The Salvation Army’s website, the first phase of construction was construction of a 45,500 square-foot, two-level, multipurpose building to house a new community center and school (125 students- increased from current capacity of 50 students), childcare center and preschool (100 children, infant to five years age), 8 classrooms, science and computer labs, home economics room, library, Student Incentives Store, auditorium/chapel, gymnasium (full-size basketball court), commercial kitchen/cafeteria, multipurpose athletic fields, and offices for faculty, social services, administrative staff and a nurse.

According to Adrienne Lane-Martin of erstad ARCHITECTS “The new center consolidates a number of different programs and services offered by The Salvation Army into one campus building including the Marian Pritchett School for Pregnant and Parenting Teens, Social Services, Food Pantry, after school activity programs, administration of housing and clothing distribution services, and a church.”

This is the most signifigant building project ever undertaken by The Salvation Army in its over 125 year history in the Boise area.

Adrienne Lane-Martin, erstad ARCHITECTS

“The Salvation Army was able to bring together under one roof all of these programs, which were spread throughout the Boise area among four scattered locations,” Adrienne continued.

The design of the 47,234 square foot, two-story building is complex, with its spiritual and humble underpinnings, and fulfills the motto of The Salvation Army: “Doing the Most Good.” The most prominent building corner is celebrated through a bright representation of a lantern, becoming a beacon to all who pass by. The Salvation Army’s spirituality is reinforced through back-lit crosses. Simple yet powerful materials and layout are used throughout the facility.

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