• CSHQA became 100% employee-owned July 2018. In parallel we have been preparing and initiating transitions in leadership within CSHQA. This week the next generation of CSHQA was elected. CSHQA Trustees are Kent Hanway, John Maulin and Dale Stevens (Break-Thru Benefits). CSHQA Officers are Martin Hahle, President, Jim Otradosky, Chair of the Board, John Maulin, Executive Vice President and Michele Otazua, […]

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  • Get Ready to Immerse and Emerge! Black Box VR is the world’s first full-fitness virtual reality gym experience. You will step into the Black Box VR boutique gym and immerse yourself in a whole new way to get fit. You will never want to visit an outdated gym again. Go inside the black box and come out leaner, stronger, faster, […]

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  • How VR is Transforming Architectural Design Architects tend to have a very good sense of space in three dimensions.  From two-dimensional drawings they can interpret and visualize the final building or space in three dimensions.  Unfortunately, very few of our clients can ‘see’ a space from looking at the drawings.  They see a 2D plan (layout) and 2D elevations (vertical […]

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  • Jun 12, 2018

    Kirill Aleksandrov Joins CSHQA

    Categories: Our People

    CSHQA is pleased to announce that Kirill Aleksandrov has joined the firm as a Senior Architectural Designer in our Sacramento office. Kirill brings ten years of professional experience to the firm and will be involved with a variety of commercial and retail projects. Kirill has exposure to residential and a wide range of commercial projects in Silicon Valley with background […]

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  • Jun 06, 2018

    CSHQA Welcomes Anthony Keith

    Categories: Our People

    CSHQA is pleased to announce that Anthony Keith has joined the firm as a Mechanical Engineer in Training Intern. He is assisting the CSHQA team with a variety of commercial and retail projects. This opportunity is allowing him to gain valuable “hands-on” experience that will assist in accelerating his career.  Anthony recently received his BS, Mechanical Engineering from Boise State […]

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  • May 07, 2018

    Restaurant NEXT

    Categories: Design Insights

    Neighborhood, EXperiential, Tastemaker Authentic.  We hear that word a lot.  Especially in marketing and branding aimed at guests at or below the median US age, 37.5 years. You know the labels. ‘Authentic’ practically has its own brand – real, made by hand or with natural materials, standing for something, honest, reflective of its community, imbued with story. Restaurant NEXT is […]

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  • Apr 23, 2018

    Becken Joins CSHQA

    Categories: Our People

    CSHQA is pleased to announce that Nicolas Becken, EIT has joined the firm as a Mechanical Engineer in Training.  He is involved with the design of HVAC and plumbing plans for various institutional, retail, and commercial building projects. Nicolas is a licensed Engineer-in-Training in Idaho. He received his BS, Mechanical Engineering, Minor in Applied Mathematics from Boise State University in […]

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  • Mar 09, 2018

    Esparza Joins CSHQA

    Categories: Our People

    CSHQA is pleased to announce that Marissa Esparza has joined the firm as a Receptionist/Administrative Assistant.  Marissa brings a strong background in business development and customer service to the firm.  Her responsibilities include delivering friendly, efficient customer service and creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere for our guests. She also provides general office administrative support on various projects. She received […]

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  • From playing to the five senses to immersing us in virtual reality space, designers are creating a new, fuller experience, both in the built project and during design. Environmental Design Imagines the Built Space When you think about being in a space, there are sensory influences that help you experience and remember that particular space or perhaps an associated memory. […]

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