• CSHQA’s Boise Office Building earned an ASHRAE Regional Technology Award – 1st Place Commercial Buildings at the Omaha, NE conference on August 5, 2016.  The award recognizes outstanding achievement in the design and operation of energy efficient buildings. According to Russ Pratt, PE, LEED AP, CSHQA Mechanical Engineer and Past President of Idaho ASHRAE, our first place award entitles us to […]

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  • CSHQA has provided architectural and engineering services for the Samaritan Village Apartments (Boise, ID), currently in the midst of a top to bottom renovation.  This is an affordable, low-income 100- unit complex for senior residents comprised of studio and one-bedroom apartments. Funding for the $4 Million rehabilitation is being provided through private sources and USDA Rural Development. Click to access […]

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  • The Open Office concept has gained tremendous popularity in the past decade or more.  In the spirit of better communications, greater transparency and lowered business costs, walls are going away and per employee spaces are growing smaller.  Business owners who are keen to reduce or manage rents are asking realtors and landlords to find and improve spaces to meet the […]

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  • Above…Interior view of b8ta, Palo Alto, California Steve Wakeman, AIA, CSHQA Sacramento Regional Manager, and I attended the International Council of Shopping Centers’ (ICSC) Monterey conference March 9 and 10.  Two excellent sessions were presented.  These are my notes from Session II and as accurate as speed note taking can make them.  My apologies for any errors or omissions. – […]

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  • Steve Wakeman, AIA, CSHQA Sacramento Regional Manager, and I attended the International Council of Shopping Centers’ (ICSC) Monterey conference March 9 and 10.  Two excellent sessions were presented.  These are my notes from Session I and as accurate as speed note taking can make them.  My apologies for any errors or omissions.  – KK  Food Movement Farm to table with […]

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  • It’s fair to say this was quite a process, but worth it!  Earlier this month the CSHQA Boise office achieved LEED Platinum certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).  It was awarded 83 points, the highest number for a commercial building in Idaho under the 2009 version 3 criteria. This achievement was only possible through a dedicated team […]

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  • CSHQA’s Boise Office Building has earned a LEED® Platinum certification, the highest level, from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for its sustainable design features.  The project scored 83 points, the highest number in the USGBC database for Idaho projects under the 2009, Version 3 criteria. CSHQA provided all planning and design services to renovate a nearly 20,000 sf 1950’s […]

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  • Idaho Business Review recently featured CSHQA’s One Nineteen Multi-Use Redevelopment project. Now under construction the One Nineteen Condominium is located in downtown Boise near shopping, restaurants, and the city’s business core.  The new structure will consist of four levels of condos over two levels of parking.  The investors’ target market is active, urban professionals seeking a higher quality of lifestyle than the […]

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  • CSHQA works with local, regional and national chains throughout the US.  Our experience with franchises ranges from kiosks and mall tenant improvements to stand-alone pad stores.  In our experience, first-time owners are the most likely to run into unplanned obstacles during design, permitting or construction.  If you are a first-timer – or not – these six tips will make you a pro. Hire […]

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  • CSHQA designed the original Boise Airport terminal building and prepared the Tenant Design Standards for the Boise Airport in 2002. We were the architect of record for many of the original food and retail outlets and have just completed the remodel of eight food and beverage concessions bringing a “local flavor” to the airport. Check out this ARN article AND […]

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