Great design is an essential part of meeting a client’s needs, Martin Hahle says, but actually listening and understanding the client’s vision plays an even more important role. As leader of the aviation studio group, Martin stays involved in his team’s projects from initial marketing to completion.
He has worked on numerous projects since joining CSHQA 27 years ago, but aviation has become his specialty. The complexity of airport terminal projects — integrating everything from concessions to baggage claim to car rental facilities and security checkpoints — has long appealed to him. He spent seven years working on the Boise Airport terminal’s renovation and expansion, creating a river theme that gives the building a sense of place. He has also been involved in the design of the Glanbia Foods Corporate Headquarters and Cheese Innovation Center in Twin Falls, Idaho, and the Treasure Valley Community College in Caldwell, Idaho.
Architecture is an interesting choice of profession given where Martin was born and raised until he was 7: The remote jungles of Guyana, South America. He spends his spare time taming the wilds of his own yard and designing and building furniture.
MArch, University of Nebraska
BS Architectural Studies, University of Nebraska
Licensing and Certification
Licensed Architect: CO, IA, ID, KS, MN, MT, ND, NE, SD, WY
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) – Corporate
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Boise Airport – Security Identification Display Area (SIDA)
Design Professionals Risk Control Group (DPRCG)
Idaho Association of Building Officials (IDABO)
Northwest Chapter of American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) – Corporate
Oregon Airport Management Association (OAMA)
Southwest Chapter of American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE)