JUMP – aka Jack’s Urban Meeting Place, is a seven-story public facility located in Boise, Idaho featuring an outdoor amphitheater and a world-class urban park. The distinctive and massive project, designed by Architect Susan Desko, AIA, of Sun Valley, Idaho, had an estimated construction cost of $70 million dollars.
Wheaton Sprague Building Envelope was contracted by Steel Encounters of Utah to provide engineering assistance for all facets of the building’s exterior cladding systems. Wheaton Sprague provided design assist services for the GluLam Timber curtain wall system and associated rail, based on the architectural drawings and specifications. Wheaton Sprague later provided full-service shop drawings, structural calculations and project management for the design of the GluLam Timber curtain wall system, storefront system, railings, and ¾” glass rail. Building Information Modeling services were likewise provided for the curtain walls, storefront, guardrails, skylight, and canopy systems.
JUMP’s six-story, 65,000-square-foot main building includes five interactive learning studios, each with a name that indicates the activity area residents can explore there: Kitchen, Movement, Maker’s, Multimedia and Inspiration. The site includes a public park, an outdoor amphitheater, and multistory slides.
The site has pride of place at the western edge of Downtown Boise, filling a 7.4-acre site between Myrtle and Front streets, the two sides of the Interstate 184 Connector.