Pivot North Architecture

Idaho Outdoor Fieldhouse Announcement

(BOISE, Idaho) The J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation (JKAF) will begin construction this fall on a headquarters, training facility and service hub for members of Mission43 and the Challenged Athletes Foundation – Idaho. It will be called the Idaho Outdoor Fieldhouse. The campus will be a one-of-a-kind experience in Idaho, bringing together post 9/11 military and their spouses with adaptive athlete members of both organizations to support member programs. “The remarkable people at both Mission43 and Challenged Athletes Foundation Idaho deserve a space that lives up to the enormous good they do in our communities,” JKAF Executive Director Roger Quarles said. “With the room and resources devoted to the Fieldhouse, the benefits to the members and to Idaho are limitless..” Situated on 6.79 acres of land abutting Boise’s famous Greenbelt, the Fieldhouse structures will be a permanent, stylistic fixture along Barber Valley Dr. on the city’s east side. First and foremost, the Fieldhouse campus is designed to meet the needs of the members who will use it. The building team, with advice and direction from members, have been purposeful in designing every detail of the Fieldhouse to align with member needs and preferences. “I expect to be able to use the facility in the same way that people without disabilities use a gym, which is very exciting when you think about the challenges I have to face when going to a fitness facility that hasn’t been tailored to the needs of wheelchair users,” said Josh Sweeney, an athlete who belongs to both organizations. Among other amenities, the main Fieldhouse building will feature an aquatic center, a gymnasium, performance fitness areas, conference rooms, storage, administrative offices, a welcoming area and a climbing wall. It will include about 46,000 square feet of space. Other parts of the campus will feature short-term housing for visiting members using the facility and its programs and a hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) wellness center for members with injuries. Once completed, the Fieldhouse will only be available for use by members.

Extraordinary projects like this are a huge reason why we do what we do here at Pivot North. We are extremely proud to be a part of the collaborative effort between JKAF, Mission43, The Challenged Athletes Foundation-Idaho and many other dedicated partners to bring the Idaho Outdoor Fieldhouse design to life. We’re thrilled to help create community places like this, and look forward to the accomplishments of those who cross its threshold