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USGBC member

200 Broad Street
Boise, ID 83702


Service area: 200 miles

Service Area: We have offices in Boise, Sacramento CA, Phoenix AZ, Denver CO, Roseburg Or. and Spokane, WA.


We design new green multi-family housing projects and have extensive experience with renovation of existing multi-family housing projects into more efficient and green communities. Our first multi-family housing project to be certified LEED-H platinum was completed in early 2012.

We were pleased to announce that our recently completed project, The Springs Apartments, in McCall, ID was honored by Idaho Smart Growth with a 2011 Grow Smart Award. The annual award “recognizes the innovative work of communities, builders, planners, architects, organizations, and developers whose work exemplifies smart growth principles.” The CSHQA team worked closely with The Housing Company and the city of McCall to develop The Springs, which is an affordable, 36 unit housing project, constructed of durable materials using innovative sustainable design principles.

Other LEED certified projects include buildings using the BD&C, Core & Shell, Commercial Interiors and Retail Pilot rating systems.


We have 10 LEED AP professionals and two LEED Green Associates on staff including architects, engineers and interior designers.

The 50 year old warehouse we renovated for our office in Boise is anticipating LEED Platinum certification in the summer of 2014. The building features geothermal heating and water heating, radiant heating and cooling concrete slab, extensive daylight harvesting system and energy recovery systems for fresh air.


We have several multi-family specialists on staff including two LEED APs. We have consulted with the state housing authority to encourage them to include LEED certification as an option in the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP). One member of our team is a founding board member and former president of the USGBC Idaho Chapter.

CSHQA is a full-service design firm specializing in architecture and engineering. Established in 1889, CSHQA is now one of the northwest's leading architectural and engineering firms. Since then one thing has remained the same—our goal of designing functional, innovative, efficient buildings. With thousands of projects nationwide, and several in Canada, CSHQA continues to provide dedicated service to our clients. Working in collaborative efforts with all project stakeholders, we explore ideas to create successful solutions for each project.

U.S. Green Building Council Member
U.S. Green Building Council Member

The U.S. Green Building Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community of leaders working to make green buildings available to everyone within a generation. More...