Community Invited to Participate in Insight Sessions for CWI’s Ada County Campus

Published: August 18, 2015

CTA Architects Engineers kicks off Ada County Campus Conceptual Campus Design Process

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

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. Gathering community insights is key to this process, and there will be opportunities for the public to be involved in-person and online:

  • In-person at a Community Insight Session at Whittier Elementary - 301 N 29th St., Boise
    • Tuesday, September 1 | Drop in any time from 4:15 – 7:15pm
    • Thursday, September 3 | Drop in any time from 4:15 – 7:15pm
  • Through an online survey

“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. A Community Vision Workshop will be held on Tuesday, September 22 at Whittier Elementary from 6:30-8:00 p.m, and is the next opportunity for the public to provide feedback.


About College of Western Idaho

The College of Western Idaho is a public, open-access, and comprehensive community college committed to providing affordable access to quality teaching and learning opportunities to the residents of its service area in western Idaho. CWI has seven campus locations throughout Southwest Idaho providing higher education and 21st Century technical skills acquisition. The college is dedicated to improving the community’s economic well-being by responding with highly-educated and productive graduates. The foundation for the area’s only community college was created by a supermajority of voters in Ada and Canyon counties on May 22, 2007. For more information about the college, visit or call (208) 562-3000.

About CTA Architects Engineers

Founded in 1938, CTA Architects Engineers is an award-winning, multi-disciplinary architecture and engineering firm. After 77 years, integrated design and client service have remained the hallmark of our philosophical approach to project delivery. Our Boise office, celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, is comprised of 80 professionals – architects, engineers, interior designers, landscape architects, and community planners, along with a range of other specialists. While the Boise team fulfills projects throughout the West, it is bolstered by the strengths and resources of more than 400 employees in 18 locations.

Media contacts

CWI: Jennifer Couch Phone: 208.562.3508 E-mail:

CTA: Jason Butler Phone: 208.336.4900 E-mail:


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