an ARCHITECTURE STUDIO deeply rooted in the COMMUNITY

 
 
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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.

QUALITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY

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.

 
 
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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.

Entitlements

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.

art

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

 
 
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press

 
 

Boise City Hall Remodels

Creating a Friendly Building

Intermountain Architecture, March 1999

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Davis Park Apartments

Low Income Housing Foes Now Like It

Idaho Statesman, May 1993

 

 

Foothills House

Old Kitchen, New Kitchen

Idaho Statesman, August 1998

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Foothills Fab!

Idaho Statesman, September 2001

The Glass Bay Idea

Sunset Magazine, August 1998

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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

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J Crist Gallery

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

Idaho Statesman, January 2009

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By Design, American Institute of Architects chooses local design winners

Boise Weekly, February 2007

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It's about Art

Art Idaho, Volume II 2005

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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

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J Crist Gallery

Boise Weekly, September 2005

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Modern Hotel and Bar

Lodge to become boutique style hotel

Idaho Business Review, May 2006 

 

 

 

Moxie Java

The Past Revisited

Architectural Record, February 1999

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Local: Moxie Java Departed

Idaho Statesman, March 2006

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Oliver Russell Conference Room

Self-Promotion Design Awards

How Magazine, October 2006

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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

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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

 

 
 
 

AWARDS

 
 

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

 

 

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