CSHQA Office

Boise, Idaho

CSHQAcert_mark_plat_gray provided all planning, design and development services to renovate a 20,000 sf 1950’s brick and CMU warehouse property into a modern, collaborative space for its Boise office. Services included architectural design, civil, structural, electrical and mechanical/plumbing engineering, telecommunications design, interior space planning and design, and landscape architecture. The project achieved LEED® Platinum certification from the United State Green Building Council and has been recognized with awards and media stories for adaptive reuse, interior design, innovative engineering and sustainable design.

Sustainable Design Highlights
Reuse of existing shell and core with significant envelope upgrades in roof, window and exterior wall insulation systems
Radiant floor slab heating and cooling system connected to Boise geo-thermal loop
Advanced daylight harvesting including natural light, skylights, and automated dimming controls
Extensive use of LED lighting and occupancy sensors throughout
Healthy indoor air quality, plus ventilation system to extract heat exhaust from individual CPUs
Low water use fixtures exceeding water efficiency standards
Storm water management system using permeable pavers
Low water use landscaping with light-colored sidewalk pavers to reduce heat island effect
Secure, indoor bicycle storage and on-site locker and shower rooms
Company-wide and desk-side recycling

Landscape Architecture
Landscaping, sidewalk, curb, parking and streetscape improvements were all done in the public right-of-way and closely coordinated with Boise City, Ada County Highway District, Idaho Transportation Department and the Capitol City Development Corporation. A new ADA compliant ramp accesses the elevated floor level of the building. Low-water-use plants and trees are planted on three sides with an automated dripper system. Light-colored pavers on the Broad St. sidewalk reflect heat. Permeable pavers in the parking area absorb and disperse storm water from the roof and site. Vintage style street lamps compliment the locale while adhering to City standards.

American Institute of Architects (AIA) Idaho Chapter—Sustainability Award
American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Intermountain Chapter—Design Excellence Award—Interior Design
ASHRAE—International Technology Award—Honorable Mention—Commercial Building—Existing
ASHRAE—Regional Technology Award—1st Place—Commercial Buildings
Engineering News-Record (ENR)Mountain States—Award of Merit—Green Projects
Idaho Smart Growth—Grow Smart Awards—Green Building
iYERP—Best Environmental Stewardship Award
USGBC—LEED® Platinum

See CSHQA Office – Engineering for more details on high performance design and engineering.

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