Riverstone International School
With over 300 students from 16 countries, Boise’s Riverstone International School’s mission is to provide a quality independent education to students in the Treasure Valley. As enrollment has grown, so has their need for adequate classroom and facility space.
Recently, construction was completed on the Lower School’s new building, a 25,000 square foot facility serving students through grade 10. The new building’s design incorporated the use of RedBuilt’s Red-I Joists and glulam beams to create the unique look of the exposed roof.
The school’s architect, erstad ARCHITECTS, designed the school to have a clean, elegant appearance. With RedBuilt’s products they were able to achieve that design while retaining the warm look and feel that wood provides, as opposed to the cold feel that typically accompanies steel. And with the spans and open look the design called for, RedBuilt’s products proved to be an economical solution. The precision in engineering and manufacturing also made the framing virtually problem-free.
On top of the excellence in design, manufacturing and engineering, the school’s roof also met Idaho Power’s “cool roof principles” for energy efficiency. But the ultimate praise comes from those who are most affected by the new building. Said a parent of one of the school’s students: “It’s fantastic. It’s big and open and has a sense of freedom. It’s warm without being too ornate.”