Ted Isbell’s first design was built out of LEGOs. As a kid, he was always interested in how things were made and how they worked, a fascination that serves him well today as one of CSHQA’s Principals.

Ted designs and manages projects of all scales and sizes, including the Boise Airport terminal expansion — a project he refers to as career defining. The experience represents the epitome of what an architect does: Solving problems and helping clients persevere through the design, permitting, and construction processes. Successful coordination is a hallmark of success for Ted, as well as creating environments that provide multiple layers of experiences.

Ted also led the design for CSHQA’s new Boise office.  A successful, very fast-paced renovation project that was made even more challenging by the other CSHQA staff who all had their two-cents to offer!

Ted enjoys the outdoor beauty that Idaho has to offer, and he continues the tradition of the first pioneers by exploring remote mountainous areas that few people dare to explore.

Licensing and Certification
Licensed Architect: AL, FL, GA, ID, MD, NC, SC, WV
LEED AP Building Design + Construction (LEED AP BD+C)
Haag Certified Inspector – Residential, #201410521
Haag Certified Inspector – Commercial, #201410521
Haag Certified Inspector – Wind Damage, #201410521
CertainTeed™ Shingle Quality Specialist™
CertainTeed™ Master Shingle Applicator™
CertainTeed™ MSA Wizard™
CertainTeed™ Flintlastic Application Specialist™

American Institute of Architects (AIA) – Idaho Chapter
American Institute of Architects (AIA) – Idaho Central Section
ANSER Charter School Facilities Chair
ASTM International – Subcommittee for Performance of Building Enclosures
City of Boise Development Services Advisory Committee (DSAC)
EIFS Industry Members Association (EIMA)
Leadership Boise (LB), Boise City Chamber of Commerce
United States Green Building Council (USGBC)


Architect Principal

MArch, Tulane University, School of Architecture, 1991
BArch, Tulane University, School of Architecture, 1991