AIA Idaho

Central Section


AIA Idaho Central Section

AIA Idaho Central Section is one of four regional components of the Idaho Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

Central Section membership includes architects, intern architects, and allied professionals residing in Southwest Idaho; generally from the Boise area northward to McCall and eastward to Mountain Home.

AIA Idaho Central Section works at the local level to advocate for the practice and profession of architecture, to promote architectural design excellence, and to help member architects better serve their clients, their communities, and the general public.

In addition to special events and projects, Central Section holds monthly lunch meetings in Boise on the second Tuesday of each month, except during the summer months of June, July, and August, for the purpose of professional fellowship and continuing education.


This section is meant to keep members, potential members and the general public informed about the social and educational events in the Central Section’s busy schedule. If you have anything you would like added to the list, please contact one the section's officers using the links above, otherwise enjoy the events, both past and present.

AIA Central Section Luncheons | Various Dates

Second Tuesday of every month except June, July, August | 2900 W Chinden Blvd, Boise, Idaho

AIA Idaho Central Section Luncheon Meeting | 3.11.14

March 11th, 2014, noon – 1:00 PM | Riverside Hotel, Boise

AIA Idaho Central Section Luncheon Meeting: Guest speaker(s):
Michael (Mike) Jones, P.E., President of SEED Idaho P.C. Subject: Overview of the Building Commissioning Process.
• The commissioning process and integration into the design and construction process
• Approach to Pre-Functional and Functional Testing
• Building and systems optimization
• Quantifying the value of commissioning

(1) AIA HSW CEU credit will be available for attendance.
Guest are welcome! $14.00 for non-AIA members (check or cash please)
Please RSVP to this email no later than 12:00pm on Friday, March 7th.

Reminder: Our new meeting location for 2014, is the Riverside Hotel, 2900 W Chinden Blvd, Boise, ID 83714.

Sustainable Energy, Sustainable Homes Series | 3.13.14

March 13th, 2014, 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM | Integrated Design Lab, 306 S. 6th Street, Boise, Idaho

Solar Design for P.V. & Hot Water: Part of the Sustainable Energy, Sustainable Homes Series. University of Idaho Integrated Design Lab, 306 S. 6th Street, Boise Idaho. For more information:

BSUG: Daylight Analysis Directly in Revit- Cloud Integration of BIM and Simulation | 4.4.14

April 4, 2014, 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM | AGC Center, 1649 Shoreline Dr #100, Boise, ID 83702

Presented by David Scheer - Building Energy Engineer and Senior Software Developer at Autodesk. For more information and to register for a free lunch: click here

Creating Healthy Communities Summit | 4.17.14 - 4.18.14

April 17th and 18th, 2014, 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM | Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd. Boise, Idaho

For more information:

Save the date- AIA Golf Tournament | 5.9.14

May 9th, 2014 | Location to be Determined

Save the date- AIA Golf Tournament

Buy Idaho Show | 2.19.14

February 19, 2014, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Capitol Rotunda, Boise, Idaho

Buy Idaho Show at the Capitol. Wednesday, February 19, at the Capitol rotunda, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Contact Wayne Thowless, 208-336-3443 for information and to volunteer to help.


2013 AIA Idaho Central Section Holiday Luncheon | 12.13.13

December 12th, 2013 | Owyhee Plaza, Boise, Idaho

Toys were collected for Toys for Tots and a lucky few went home with door prizes. Live music was provided by Seldon Mayhew.


2013 Central Section AIA / CSI Golf Scramble | 5.10.13

Shadow Valley Golf Course | Eagle, Idaho

The Central Section AIA / CSI Golf Scramble held at Shadow Valley Golf Course on May 10th was a great success. Thanks go out to the 90 plus golfers who participated and to all of the generous professional and corporate sponsors. A huge thank you goes out to the organizing committee as well for all their hard work. We hope to see everyone again next year.
    -Wayne Thowless,   AIA Idaho Central Section President


Buy Idaho Architecture Display | 2.19.13


Thank you to all who submitted project boards and/or volunteered at Wednesday's Buy Idaho Capitol Show. Our display of work received many compliments. AIA Idaho volunteers were able to visit with several legislators, and one of our members had a nice conversation at the display with Governor Otter.
All boards submitted were displayed. We had a great location that permitted all sides of our cubes to be seen. Please see the attached photos. Central Section will be displaying the cubes in other venues throughout the year, and hopefully at next year's Buy Idaho Capitol event as well.
Thanks again to all that helped make our profession in here in Idaho more visible, and encourage the use of IDAHO ARCHITECTS!
    -Wayne Thowless,   AIA Idaho Central Section President


Home Grown Architecture Display | Summer of 2012

CAPITOL CITY MARKET | 8th & Main St. Boise, Idaho

Central Section took to the streets this summer. Volunteers manned a display of work by member firms at Capital City Market on July 14th and August 4th. It was great opportunity to showcase local work by local architects and educate the public about the role architects play in the design of our built environment.


AIA Central Section Holiday Party | 12.14.12

12:00 PM FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14 | Owyhee Plaza 1109 Main St. Boise, Idaho

Central Section's Annual Holiday Luncheon was held on December 14th. Entertainment was provided by the Kuna High School Jazz Choir. The Section's gift to the IURDC was presented to Center Director Sherry McKibben, and Jim Glancey was recognized as outgoing Section President. Toys were collected for Toys for Tots and a lucky few went home with door prizes.


Members List

The members listed below are comprised of the registered members of the AIA Idaho Central Section. If you would like to have you or your company's information added to the list, please email us at or fill out and submit this Request for Member Information Form. More information will be added to this page, so please check back often. Firm names will be listed alphabetically and individual Architects, not associated with a firm will interspersed throughout until two separate lists have been compiled.

Please direct any membership questions towards the officers who can be contacted at the link above.

Ancelle Development

Ancelle Development

Ernest J Lombard, FAIA

Ancelle Development is a private real estate development firm doing projects across southern Idaho.

Ancelle Development
3590 N. Ballantyne Ln.
Eagle, ID 83616

Cole Architects

BUGTown Design Company

De Etta L. Ewing, AIA LEED AP

Led By De Etta L. Ewing, BUGTown Design Company offers a full scope of Architectural, Planning and Design Services. Opening her first firm, Ewing Design Inc. in Las Vegas Nevada in 1988, De Etta is now pleased to return to Idaho and her hometown, establishing a local design presence in downtown Caldwell. Knowledgeable in an extensive variety of building, project and construction types, including custom homes, multi-family residential and commercial projects of every scale. Effective at honing in on the critical and unique design challenges and opportunities presented by each project to create appropriate, original and stunning solutions.

BUGTown Design Company
The Historic Roberts Picard Building
712 Main Street #201
Caldwell, ID 83605
Ph: 208 779-0137

Cole Architects

Cole Architects

Stan Cole, AIA LEED AP

Jon Chatfield, AIA LEED AP

Catherine Clay,

Michael Joseph,

Founded in 1995, Cole Architects is an award winning, design centric Architectural firm driven by passion to create. We design buildings and environments that are innovative, aesthetically pleasing and sustainable. We believe that great architecture creates positive memorable experiences for living, learning, healing, and reflection. Our client base is diverse, with projects ranging from small residential renovations to large corporate buildings. Our work is based on an integrated design process where all members of the design team are involved in every phase of the project. As part of our design process, we promote clear communication between the client and all team members, as it is crucial for success. We strive to listen to our clients needs and create environments that fit those needs.

Cole Architects
802 W Bannock, Suite 208
Boise, ID 83702
Ph: 208 345-1800

Glancey Rockwell Associates

Glancey Rockwell & Associates

James T. Glancey, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Peter H. Rockwell, AIA

Glancey Rockwell & Associates provides design, planning and architecture services for a wide variety of both public and private clients. Led by Principal Architects James T. Glancey and Peter H. Rockwell our talented staff adeptly handles multi-million dollar flagship facilities as well as commercial tenant improvements and signature homes. Our award winning projects are intelligent, beautiful designs that are uniquely tailored to our clients specific needs.

Glancey Rockwell & Associates
595 S. Americana Blvd.
Boise, ID 83702
Ph: 208 345-0566

Cole Architects

Houston-Bugatsch Architects, Chartered

Doug Houston,

Rick Bugatsch,

Houston-Bugatsch Architects is full service architectural firm, incorporated in 2004 and based in Nampa. Principal architects Doug Houston and Rick Bugatsch have worked together for twenty years, with a broad range of experience in many project types and construction methods. Over time we have developed strong and long-lasting relationships with our clients through straightforward and quality design.

Houston-Bugatsch Architects, Chartered
1307 North 39th. Street
Nampa, ID 83687
Ph: 208 465-3419

Cole Architects


Russ Phillips, AIA

Dana Kauffman, AIA LEED AP

Steve Pavlick,


Joe Bruce, Assoc. AIA

INSIGHT architects is located in Boise, Idaho and provides comprehensive architectural and planning services throughout the Western United States. INSIGHT architects' major business focus is commitment to service. We believe all projects deserve our exclusive attention, dedication, and assurance of owner satisfaction. Success in our commitment to service is shown through numerous repeat clients and referrals.

2238 S. Broadway Avenue
Boise, ID 83706
Ph: 208 338-9080

Cole Architects

Jeremy C Jeffers, Architect, LLC

Jeremy Jeffers, AIA

Jeremy C Jeffers, Architect, LLC, an independent architectural consultant whose work includes: construction observation/progress reports, residential design/remodels, TI projects, and property and building condition assessments.

Jeremy C Jeffers, Architect, LLC
11119 Camas Street
Boise, ID 83709
Ph: 208 830-78430

LKV Architects

LCA Architects

Steve Simmons, AIA LEED AP

Nate Turner, AIA

Russ Moorhead, AIA

Scott Henson, AIA LEED AP

LCA Architects (LCA), was established in Boise, Idaho in 1972 by Ernest J. Lombard and Joe Ed Conrad with a commitment for design excellence, partnering with clients in a spirit of collaboration to create meaningful communities. Environmental, architectural, and economic factors play into the most inviting public spaces. Through our creative process, we team with our clients to determine the connection between the natural world and the built environment, where people can live, work, and play.

LCA Architects
1221 Shoreline Lane
Boise, ID 83705
Ph: 208 345-6677

LKV Architects

LKV Architects

Amber Van Ocker, AIA

Wayne Thowless, AIA

LKV Architects is a full service architectural firm founded in 1975 specializing in educational, commercial, public, and religious architecture for both private and public sector clients.

LKV Architects
2400 E. Riverwalk Drive
Boise, ID 83706
Ph: 208 336-3443

LKV Architects

McKibben + Cooper Architects

Sherry McKibben, AIA, LEED AP

Doug Cooper, AIA, LEED AP

McKibben + Cooper focuses on the allied goals of sustainable architecture and sustainable communities, providing architecture, planning, and urban design services. our projects range from individual homes through buildings and mixed-use communities for both the private and public sectors. In all our efforts we strive to achieve energy conserving, comfortable, and healthy buildings and neighborhoods.

McKibben + Cooper Architects
515 W. Hays St.
Boise, ID 83702
Ph: 208 343-7851

SCJ Alliance

SCJ Alliance

Ty Morrison, AIA

Forged from many different backgrounds with the goal of providing excellent, well-informed services in the development of transportation, land and infra-structure engineering arenas, SCJ Alliance is a vital team partner for nearly any western region project serviced by one or more of our five offices ranging from Idaho to Colorado and Washington.

SCJ Alliance
825 W. Victory
Boise, ID 83706
Ph: 208 859-9763

Cole Architects

ZGA Architects

ZGA Architects and Planners, Chartered is a professional corporation providing architectural planning and consulting services. Since our inception in 1973, ZGA has served hundreds of public and private clients with a team approach to the planning, design and construction of their building projects.
ZGA's "leadership by-example" emphasis rests with a group of partners under whose guidance the firm has developed a closely integrated network of specialties, working as one entity. In this way, ZGA has proven itself in the management of our client's programs and project in terms of schedule, cost and performance.
Our ability to listen, understand and deliver a completed project that addresses our client's unique needs is the cornerstone of our success and steady growth over the years.

ZGA Architects
408 E Parkcenter Blvd #205
Boise, ID 83706
Ph: 208 345-8872

Central Section Officers

John Day


John Andrew Day, AIA, LEED Green Associate

Graduate of the University of Idaho in 1994 with a Bachelor's degree in Architecture. A principal at d + h + e architecture, a general practice architectural firm located in Boise, Idaho. We provide a full range of architectural services, from initial concept to project completion. This includes schematic design, design development, construction documentation, and administration through to building opening. The firm's dedicated to providing these services to both public and private clients on a wide range of building types.

d + h + e architecture
3501 N. 32nd St
Boise, ID 83703
Ph: 208 395-1080

Jeremy Jeffers

President - Elect

Jeremy C. Jeffers, AIA, CSI, CDT

Jeremy Jeffers received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Idaho in 1981. Jeremy has over 30 years of experience as an architect, owner's representative, project manager and consultant. In his career he has worked for a private architectural firm, a Fortune 500 company, and an ENR Top 50 consulting firm. He currently owns Jeremy C Jeffers, Architect, LLC, an independent architectural consultant whose work includes: construction observation/progress reports, residential design/remodels, TI projects, and property and building condition assessments.

Jeremy C Jeffers, Architect, LLC
11119 Camas St.
Boise, ID 83709
Ph: 208 830-7843

Sydnee Weersing


Sydnee Weersing, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Sydnee Weersing, registered architect with the firm of Glancey Rockwell and Associates, received her Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Arizona in 2003. Sydnee’s design experience includes signature residential homes, urban infill developments, historic renovations, multi-use and commercial developments. She is a USGBC LEED Accredited Professional and is dedicated to the holistic practice of architecture. Located in Boise, Idaho, Glancey Rockwell and Associates provides design, planning and architecture services for a wide variety of both public and private clients.

Glancey Rockwell & Associates
595 S. Americana Blvd.
Boise, ID 83702
Ph: 208 345-0566

Wayne Thowless

Past President

Wayne Thowless, AIA

Wayne Thowless, registered architect with the firm of Leatham-Krohn-Van Ocker, Architects, received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from California Polytechnic State University in 1983 and has worked for firms in California, New Mexico, and Idaho. Mr. Thowless' background includes design, production, and project management responsibilities on a variety of educational, commercial, religious, and residential projects, including three with budgets exceeding 15 million dollars.

LKV Architects
2400 E. Riverwalk Drive
Boise, ID 83706
Ph: 208 336-3443

Ron Polintan

Associate Director

Ron C. E. Polintan, Assoc. AIA

Ron Polintan is an architect intern with the firm of Leatham-Krohn-Van Ocker Architects. In 2010, he graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Idaho. In 2012, he received his Master of Architecture degree from the University of Idaho. Ron is currently working on his internship and licensing with LKV office responsibilities to include project management, design, production, construction administration, and information technology.

LKV Architects
2400 E. Riverwalk Drive
Boise, ID 83706
Ph: 208 336-3443

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