• Steve Wakeman, AIA, CSHQA Sacramento Regional Manager, and Jim Marsh, AIA spent part of Monday, August 7, 2017 in downtown Seattle taking in the sights, including Amazon’s amazing campus and biosphere! They were in Seattle to attend the International Council of Shopping Centers’ (ICSC) Pacific NW Retail Conference. While there we attended the Immersive Retail Panel. Jim’s notes are as follows: Develop near […]

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  • Is there proof that good school design leads to better learning? The education design industry has long held a common belief that as designers we have only anecdotal ‘proof’ that good design influences learning outcomes.  A peer reviewed team of researchers from the University of Salford Manchester, England has demonstrated that in fact, there is proof. This blog is a […]

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  • Grand Opening Day for the Inn at 500, Boise, Idaho is Friday, February 10th! The story behind Boise’s newest hotel, The Inn at 500, begins in downtown Eugene, Oregon. In 2012 owners Brian Obie and Casey Barrett opened The Inn at 5th, a boutique hotel where the service alone ensures a loyal following and high acclaim, including being named a […]

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  • The Idaho Humane Society is moving forward with their new facility! Check out the article recently featured in the Idaho Business Review. Click to access a PDF of the full article

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  • CSHQA earned an ASHRAE Regional Technology Award – 1st Place Commercial Buildings at the Omaha, NE conference earlier this year for outstanding technical and energy efficient engineering design of the LEED Platinum CSHQA Office Building in Boise, ID.  Russ Pratt, PE, LEED AP and CSHQA were recently recognized with an Honorable Mention in the 2017 International ASHRAE Technology Awards. The entry was one […]

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  • 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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