the Zen-ith Den

Placed Top 15 for the University of Idaho at the 2023 Spokane Student Design Awards

South Side Exterior View 

Design Intent

The Zen Den aims to create tranquil and serene environments through the integration of a central solarium. Calmness, peace, and mindfulness are the driving principles behind the design through the use of natural elements and elegant materials to create a balanced atmosphere. The Zen Den encourages increased engagement with nature while exploring the world of literature.

Main Collection


North Elevation

South Elevation

Cross Section

Longitudinal Section

Floor Plans

Solarium Section

Main Collection Section

Glulam Beam Connection

Column to Concrete Connection

Structural Bay

Stacking Glass Door Detail

Final Board Layout