LOCATION

Idaho Falls, Idaho

COMPLETION

2017

SIZE

58,000 sf

Alturas International Academy Charter School

In August 2017, the Alturas International Academy Charter School in Idaho Falls opened welcoming students to class. From a schoolhouse in the 1930s through the 1970s, abandoned for 20 years, revived to office space and back to a schoolhouse, the building has come full circle. erstad ARCHITECTS, along with Alturas International Academy and Building Hope, worked to create a modern educational facility within the historical former Junior High School. In 1999 erstad ARCHITECTS had re-designed the building, which had been abandoned for over 18 years, into office space and utilized this knowledge to transform the historic building back into a modern K-8 Charter School to serve the children of Idaho Falls.
Upgrades include ADA accessibility, a new play area, redesigning the interior to provide 30 new classrooms, revamped gymnasium, new restrooms, administrative and teacher work areas and flexible learning/library space.

Awards:
Idaho Grow Smart Awards 2018

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