Ada County Campus Insight Sessions

Published: August 21, 2015

CTA Architects is kicking off its conceptual campus design process for the College of Western Idaho’s (CWI) Ada County Campus with an invitation to provide thoughts and ideas.

The first step is gathering community insight which includes CWI faculty, staff, and students. They have scheduled two community drop-in sessions at Whittier Elementary - 301 N 29th St., Boise:

  • Tuesday, September 1 | Drop in any time from 4:15 – 7:15 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 3 | Drop in any time from 4:15 – 7:15 p.m.

Input can also be provided through an online survey at

Additionally, the CTA Architects team will be visiting CWI’s Ada Campus Campus Pintail Center from 9 -11 a.m. and Nampa Campus Academic Building from 1-3 p.m. on September 2 for the convenience of faculty, staff and students who cannot attend the public sessions. These sessions will take place in the common areas.

As part of its due diligence, CWI contracted with CTA Architects Engineers to develop a conceptual campus design for land being considered for purchase as the College's permanent Ada County Campus. The 10-acre property is located at the corner of Main Street and Whitewater Boulevard in Downtown Boise's West End.

The goal of the conceptual campus design is to determine what is possible and what is preferred for this property as CWI's Ada County Campus.

“As a community college, community interest and input are an important part of our development process. The Trustees and Administration want to ensure students, faculty, neighbors and the general public have multiple opportunities to share their insights and ideas during this process,” said Guy Hurlbutt, Vice Chairman of the CWI Board of Trustees. “As part of our 180-feasibility period on this property, it is important that we hear what is not only possible, but what is preferred by the community.”

Following the insight sessions, the CTA team will meet with governing agencies and use the information gathered to develop multiple conceptual approaches for the property. Visioning Workshops will be held on Tuesday, September 22 at Whittier Elementary from 6-8:30 p.m., and on campus September 23 for faculty, staff, and students as the next opportunity for the public to provide feedback.

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