• Did you know the Urban Land Institute was founded in 1936 and Earth Day will be 50 years old April 22, 2020! The concept of living sustainably on the land has been around since shepherds moved their grazing herds from place to place and farmers rotated their crops.  In the last century, however, it has taken on new significance and […]

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  • 2020 is the start of a new Decade!! The future has endless possibilities and we look to take advantage of as many opportunities as we can. We have large-scale projects under construction, in design and about to begin design.  We also have many small and moderate-sized projects in the works. Our aviation studio will be working with Fresno International Airport […]

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  • Today our firm focuses on both public and private market sectors for retail, hospitality, office, education, aviation, healthcare, multi-family, mixed-use, and civic clients. While we save hand drawings for early sketches, we still take great pride in the quality of the drawings and renderings presented to our clients. We’ve seen our firm grow into three offices, Boise, Denver and Sacramento, […]

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  • Medieval cathedrals were built by a master mason, or the architect of the impossible. CSHQA isn’t from medieval times or designing the impossible, but we do date back to the 1890s practicing architecture. Drawings are a part of the design process and were historically done on vellum with ink. Changes to the design took time as an entire drawing had […]

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  • They say that Rome wasn’t built in a day, but modular might be changing that! Modular construction techniques are benefiting both hospitality and multifamily industries.  Former barriers to entry for developers and owners are shrinking as more architects, contractors and financial institutions understand how to work in a modular arena. These are sweet spots for modular construction: Scalable developments. Ideally […]

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  • And cats, and rabbits, and guinea pigs, birds, ferrets, gerbils, even rats and mice! The Idaho Humane Society Animal Welfare Campus is opening soon! (October 2019) The long-awaited facility will transform the shelter experience for both animals and people.  Sophisticated engineering and materials paired with best practices in shelter design have created a safe, healthy, clean and light-filled environment. Nearly […]

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  • Jul 01, 2019

    Patio Seating

    Categories: Design Insights

    PATIO SEATING…nothing creates a better atmosphere than being outside on a gorgeous day, sunshine, a slight breeze, a cold beverage and something to eat. Just writing that makes me want to sit down at my favorite outdoor venue. The next thought is HOW do we, as designers, create this atmosphere? There are many planning and design items to be addressed […]

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  • Jun 18, 2019

    Hotel Future in Boise

    Categories: Design Insights

    CSHQA recently attended the Idaho Business Review’s breakfast series “Be Our Guest: Idaho’s Dramatic Hotel Construction Boom.” The tourism GDP for Idaho’s Tourism industry was $1.6 Billion in 2017 and growing. The outlook for both tourism and hospitality in Boise is positive. There is a continuation of growth and new opportunities to grow do not look to be impacted by […]

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  • As Architects and Designers one of our skill-sets is providing visualization for our clients. This comes in many forms: hand drawings, black and white collages, sketched perspective views, computer renderings and virtual reality. At CSHQA, we are investing heavily in technology and training and focusing on computer renderings and virtual reality. These approaches allow clients to view a photo realistic […]

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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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