our works strive to shape and enrich our urban and rural landscapes. 


our history

We are longtime members of the Boise design community. Natives of Idaho and Oregon, we have worked throughout the Northwest: Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, and Boise for three decades.

Being friends and collaborators that share a passion for the role of design in our community, it was natural we should decide to combine our individual strengths. We opened our doors in 2011. 

our approach

Absolute responsibility to client satisfaction is our primary concern; we believe form and function are inseparable elements of architecture. Each project is its own unique and organic entity, responsive and appropriate to its site, program, and client needs.


C|T|Y Studio is committed to quality and accountability. In addition to outstanding design, we are skilled and attentive to scheduling, cost control, and project management. The timeline—and bottom line—of our clients is of paramount importance to us.


architectural and design services for an array of project types


Green / Sustainable Design

Buildings that maintain a low ecological footprint are an important asset in today’s building climate. We are LEED-accredited for sustainable design by the United States Green Building Council.


historic preservation

Elizabeth  is a credentialed Historic Preservation Architect by the Secretary of Interior.


Master/land use planning  

Development of long-term plans for buildings, sites, neighborhoods, and communities.


Coordination of governmental approvals for all projects at all levels: planning, zoning, building departments, state and federal agencies, as well as securing National Historic Tax Credits for building renovation.


Interior architecture

Full range of interior design services, including furnishings, fixtures, and equipment.


Cultural planning and public artworks.


Computer imagery & information

Animations, renderings, and building information modeling, providing public agencies and clients vivid project imagery and analysis.


Programmatic services

Intensive client collaboration to develop complete project programming.


company profiles





Boise City Hall Remodels

Creating a Friendly Building

Intermountain Architecture, March 1999




Davis Park Apartments

Low Income Housing Foes Now Like It

Idaho Statesman, May 1993



Foothills House

Old Kitchen, New Kitchen

Idaho Statesman, August 1998


Foothills Fab!

Idaho Statesman, September 2001

The Glass Bay Idea

Sunset Magazine, August 1998




Grand Avenue Homes

Your Business Community: Recognition 

November 2008

Boise Mayor's Office Announces Winners of the Excellence in Design Awards

Idaho Statesman, January 2009

$3.7M 'affordable' townhouse project slated downtown

Idaho Business Review, August 2005 



Young/Johnson Residence

Boise Mayor's Office Announces Winners of the Excellence in Design Awards

Idaho Statesman, January 2009



Harriman State Park

Harriman facelift will add to 'booming' local economy

Idaho Business Review, April 2008




J Crist Gallery

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




Modern Hotel and Bar

Lodge to become boutique style hotel

Idaho Business Review, May 2006 




Moxie Java

The Past Revisited

Architectural Record, February 1999


Local: Moxie Java Departed

Idaho Statesman, March 2006




Oliver Russell Conference Room

Self-Promotion Design Awards

How Magazine, October 2006




Rim View Residence

 Comfortable Living

Idaho Homes & Gardens 



Troutner House

Poetic engineering on a bluff in the foothills

Idaho Homes & Gardens, Spring 2003

Home Sweet Home: Troutner House

Boise Weekly, December 2002




Elizabeth Young

Women Building Idaho, A Profile of Six Women Architects

Sun Valley Art Magazine, Summer 2002



Boise City Hall plaza

Redo of Boise City Hall plaza to start Monday

Idaho Statesman, April 2017





Harriman State Park

Island Park, ID

Preservation Idaho Orchid Award, 2011



Modern Hotel and Bar

Boise, ID

AIA Award of Merit in Architecture, 2008

Preservation Idaho Orchid Award, 2010



Grand Avenue Homes

Boise, ID

Boise Mayor's Excellence in Design Award, 2008 

Idaho Smart Growth Award for Infill, 2008



Young/Johnson Residence

Boise, ID

Boise Mayor's Excellence in Design Award, 2008



Saint John the Evangelist Cathedral

Boise, ID

Preservation Idaho Orchid Award, 2008



J Crist Gallery

Boise, ID

Boise Mayor's Excellence in Design Award, 2008

AIA Award of Honor in Architecture, 2006



Bown House Restoration

Boise, ID

Preservation Idaho Orchid Award, 1996

National Trust for Historic Preservation Honor Award, 1995

Idaho Heritage Trust, Glen Janss Environmental Excellence Award, 1994 



Davies Reid / R.Z. Johnson
Block Restoration

Boise, ID 

Preservation Idaho Orchid Awards, 2002



Upper Bench Residence

Boise, ID

AIA Award of Honor in Architecture, 1998



Moxie Java, Vista and Kootenai

Boise, ID

ASID / Sunset Design West Awards, Special Citation, 2002

Boise City Design Review Awards, 2002 



Park Davis Apartments

Boise, ID

Boise City Design Review Award, 2002 

AIA Award of Merit in Architecture, 1996 



Oliver Russell Conference Room

Boise, ID

How Magazine Self-Promotion Workspace Design Award, 2006