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"Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it's really how it works."
- Steve Jobs

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Andrew Lauda Returns to CSHQA

CSHQA is excited to announce that Andrew Lauda has returned to the firm. Working for CSHQA from 2013-2016, as an Architect-in-Training, he brings 10 years of experience, including a variety of project types to the […]

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"The Safari Inn at the corner of 11th St. and Grove St. in Downtown Boise has been closed for a while now but the hotel is being reimagined as the Spar..."

December 07, 2021 at 10:24pm

CSHQA is proud to be 100% employee-owned

The oldest architecture firm in the state of Idaho, CSHQA is passionate about creating healthy, enduring spaces for our clients and the people who live, work and play in our buildings. Our core values – Collaboration, Knowledge, Creativity, Integrity, and Excellence – guide all that we do, and delivering high quality architecture and top-notch service is our priority. We are people who listen, creating design that speaks.

Our award-winning design firm specializes in full-service architecture and engineering, interior and environmental design, landscape architecture, telecommunications, and building forensic services. Our nearly 100 professionals design commercial, industrial, retail, restaurant, hospitality, aviation, civic, education, and healthcare projects. Established in 1889, CSHQA has offices in Boise, Idaho; Denver, Colorado; and Sacramento, California with licensed professionals to meet our clients’ needs across the nation.