Local Architects Dominate Idaho Awards

Four local architects were honored at a September gathering of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in Boise for the AIA’s Biannual Awards. For the prestigious competition, architects across the state submitted projects that an independent team of four jurors scrutinized. Four of the awards went to local architects and projects in the Wood River Valley. For more information on the Idaho AIA awards: www.aiaidaho.com/honor_awards.

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HONOR AWARD

Lower Broadford Residence, Bellevue, Idaho
ARCHITECT Michael Doty Associates
CONTRACTOR Sawtooth Construction
This residence on Lower Broadford in Bellevue received the AIA’s most prestigious award. Sitting on 6.8 acres, this home has expansive rural views and a clean, contemporary design.

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AWARD OF MERIT

Jones Residence, Ketchum, Idaho
ARCHITECT Williams Partners Architects
CONTRACTOR Poster Construction
Located in the Bigwood subdivision at the north end of Ketchum, this mountain contemporary home is divided into two sections that are connected with a bridge element spanning over an intermittent stream bed.

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AWARD OF MERIT

Poulsen Residence, Blaine County, Idaho
ARCHITECT Jack Smith
CONTRACTOR McClatchy Construction
With large areas of glass, this home captures the majestic mountain views, especially to the south, east, and north. This mountain contemporary design is at home in its environment.

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ARCHITECT AS CLIENT AWARD

Cosgrove Residence, Ketchum, Idaho
ARCHITECT Jennifer Cosgrove
CONTRACTOR Lee Gilman Builders
An extensive remodel of a home originally built in 1979 resulted in this contemporary gem. Working within the footprint of the house, the renovation focused on overhauling the building envelope and interior finishes, opening up the relationship between interior spaces, and creating more fluidity between interior and exterior spaces.

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AWARD OF CITATION

Cold Springs Crossing, Blaine County, Idaho
ARCHITECT Michael Doty Associates
CONTRACTOR Kearns McGinnis & Vandenburg
This 3-building, 15-unit rental project provides quality housing for working residents and also reinvigorates an underutilized location that is a gateway to the city of Ketchum. The buildings offer spacious floor plans that utilize quality materials and detailing in addition to abundant light, decks, and outdoor living spaces.