ICOM recognized at IBR’s Top Projects awards

Chris Wilson, ICOM Director of Facilities.

Chris Wilson, ICOM Director of Facilities.

The Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM) was recognized as the top private project of the year during the Idaho Business Review’s 15th annual Top Project awards on Sept. 19.

ICOM, Idaho’s first medical school, was awarded first place in the private project category. 

According to the Idaho Business Review, more than 200 people attended this year’s celebration, which honored construction projects substantially completed in Idaho during the 2018 calendar year. More than 20 awardees attended from around the Gem State among categories including renovations, infrastructure and utility, transportation, public projects and private projects.

“ICOM’s goal is to educate and support the physicians of the future, and this facility will certainly help advance that mission,” said Chris Wilson, ICOM Director of Facilities. “We are honored to be recognized by a panel of industry leaders, along with the Idaho Business Review.”

Located in Meridian, Idaho, the three-story, 94,000-square-foot facility cost $34 million, and took Engineered Structures, Inc. (ESI) just thirteen months to build. Dekker/Perich/Sabatini, a New Mexico-based architecture firm, did the design. 

The facility houses more than 12,000 feet of classroom space, including: two lecture halls, each with 250 seats; a state-of-the-art clinical simulation center; a 3,5000-square-foot medical library; and a 3,479-square-foot Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) Lab. Additionally, 12 Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) rooms will be located on the second floor — the largest OSCE suite in the State of Idaho. 

A story about each winning project was published in a special companion magazine that can be read by clicking here

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