Celebrating A Legend: CSHQA Architects Marks 120 Years of Smart Design
Meikle says the 1960s-designed terminal complex has been reborn with a 20- to 30-year life—a “phenomenal accomplishment in this day and age.”
CSHQA’s client-oriented approach was also key to the $120-million renovation and restoration of the Idaho State Capitol, a project that began in 1994 and will wrap up by the end of this year. CSHQA developed in-house experts for many crucial aspects of the project, assigning a different project manager to each major element of the design, says Jan Frew, deputy administrator for the division of public works and executive project manager for the Capitol restoration.
Frew says the process has worked extremely well, with a different expert focused on the marble detailing, one working on the hardware issues, another assigned to deal with change orders and so forth.
CSHQA stripped the building’s interior skin, replaced the electrical and mechanical systems and added a fire protection system, two new five-story stair towers and two new elevators. CSHQA also handled the tenant improvements for the two new adjacent subgrade office buildings, 20,000 sq ft on each side of the building.The Band Plays On
“The dance continues,” says Shneider, adding that the firm has built layers into its leadership structure so that long-time team members are able to retire without the firm missing a beat.
|Landmark Projects |
• Idaho Statesman Building, Boise
• Mary McCarthy Building, Boise
• University of Idaho Kibbie Dome, Moscow
• Boise State University Pavilion, Boise
• Idaho State Capitol Renovation, Boise
• Tamarack Resort Discovery Center, Donnelly
• Boise Airport Terminal Expansion, Boise
This succession tool was created by Glen Clein, the ‘C’ in CSHQA, in the late 1960s and has served the firm well, enabling it to change and grow while holding fast to the qualities that have made it so successful.
Kalousek, Maulin, Hanway and Craig Slocum, CSHQA secretary, represent the next echelon established to move the firm into the future. These four principals graduated from the University of Idaho within a year of each other and joined the firm between 1985 and 1988.