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j crist gallery


The J. Crist Gallery is a 3,300 square foot building located in downtown Boise. A high-walled courtyard initiates the visitor into another realm; protected from the everyday world just outside, the gallery space carefully controls daylight via canopies, light shelves, skylights and a cloud ceiling. The 18-foot interior walls are folded in geometric reiterations of the building and its site. The ordinary materials of concrete, stucco and plywood are carefully deployed to extraordinary effect.





Boise Mayor's Excellence In Design Award

AIA Award Of Honor In Architecture


Boise Mayor's Office Announces Winners Of The Excellence In Design Awards
Idaho Statesman, January 2009

By Design, American Institute Of Architects Chooses Local Design Winners
Boise Weekly, February 2007

It's About Art
Art Idaho, Volume II 2005

Art Never Looked So Good
Idaho Construction Review, November 2005

Art On The Edge
Idaho Statesman, October 2005

Christine Christens Crist: A Total Minimalist Experience
Boise Weekly, October 2005

J Crist Gallery
Boise Weekly, September 2005




Photography by Deborah Hardee

In association with Trout Architects