Government buildings shouldn’t be bland, uninspiring spaces. Since CSHQA’s earliest days, when its founders built Boise’s landmark Central Fire Station, we have designed attractive and sustainable civic structures that help make government more efficient and helpful.

 Promoting Transparency Through Better Buildings
For the Meridian Public Safety Training Facility, we spent time with the police officers and fire fighters who would use the building regularly, as well as members of the community they serve.  Our 9.3-acre site master plan site blends into the community while making a statement of its own. Our design increased public safety officers’ work day efficiency while providing much needed top-of-the-line training spaces, including classrooms, physical training spaces and electronic simulation rooms for fire and law enforcement training.

The Idaho Statehouse: A Gem for the Gem State
Ask many of our staff about their favorite projects, and you’ll hear a familiar refrain: The state capitol renovation. CSHQA spent more than 10 years planning, programming and renovating Idaho’s century-old Statehouse.  Today it provides a 21st century working space, with ADA compliant access, advanced communications technologies and more places for the public to interact with its political leaders. The renovation and expansion of the Statehouse included painstaking attention to beauty and detail, and the result is an open, accessible space that will serve Idahoans for future generations.

We believe that spaces that work for both the public and the employees who spend time in them every day contributes to better government. Our work is open, transparent, and inviting — just like government should be.

Projects

Design Leaders

John D. Maulin, AIA
PRINCIPAL / EXEC. VICE PRESIDENT
Danielle Weaver, AIA
SENIOR ARCHITECT
Jim Otradosky, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
PRINCIPAL / CHAIR OF THE BOARD
Mark G. Gier, AIA
DIRECTOR / SENIOR ARCHITECT
Teresa F. Kellim, NCARB
SENIOR ARCHITECT

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