Saucerman is the vice president of Boise-based Kreizenbeck Constructors, the project manager for the new Boise State football complex. The 68,000-square-foot, two-story, $22 million office and training facility in the north end zone of Bronco Stadium is scheduled to open July 1.
Question: How has the project gone?
Answer: On schedule, under budget right now. Everything is going really well.
Q: You gave the coaches a tour Friday. How often do they check it out?
A: This was actually the first time. Early on, we had talked about the timing of when to bring them through. Before, with as much structure work as was going on, it was just a bit dangerous. Where were at with construction, this was a good time for them to see the space.
Q: What was their reaction?
A: Those guys hold their cards pretty close to their chest, as you know. Everybody got a chance to see all the different spaces. It was a positive reaction.
Q: The next time many fans see the building will be at a scrimmage in the spring. What will it look like then?
A: Where were at right now is the interior framing on the first floor for the most part is done. Well start exterior framing here in the next week. In March, the exterior skin will be on the building. It will start looking like it will look when were done.
Q: What do you like about this project?
A: Personally? Its complex. It has to be done quickly. Its a huge puzzle you have to put together with a lot of moving parts. And its significant. Its significant to Boise State. Its significant to the area. And its significant to the contractors in the Valley who are working on it.
Q: Whats your favorite part of the actual building?
A: There are lots of different really cool parts. Theres a hydrotherapy basement. A pool. Its got a treadmill in the bottom of it that raises and lowers. The recruiting lounge if you look at the building, its the big glass box that is in the northeast corner of the stadium is going to be awesome. The weight room is big and its awesome as well. And then the team meeting room, which is sort of a tiered seating area, is really going to be spectacular.
Q: Whats going to be the defining characteristic of the building from the outside?
A: It can be a couple different things, but its primarily brick with huge windows and quite a bit of glazing. Theres also a metal wall panel system that is going to be quite prevalent. Its kind of a mix of those three different types of products.
Q: The windows will be glazed?
A: Yes. The recruiting lounge is going to have a blue tint to it. Some of the other glass is going to have a gray tint. Its very similar to whats on the Stueckle (Sky Center) right now.
Q: It seems like the roofline keeps getting new tiers. How many are there?
A: There are five different tiers. Theres a weight room elevation that is on the north side of the project. Theres sort of the office core, which is the second floor that you see most of from the stadium. To the east, the next level up is the team meeting room and then the highest level would be the recruiting lounge, lobby area. Its different ceiling heights and different functions inside the spaces that drive the height. There is an additional level, called a cardio balcony, within the weight room. Its 12 or 13 feet above the finished floor. Thats where the training bikes and treadmills will be.