Boise honors building of Jefferson Place, Inn at 500, Athlos; CWI names student dean

The city of Boise, in partnership with the Building Owners and Managers Association of Idaho, has honored eight projects with its 10th annual Building Excellence Awards:

Fire life-safety — commercial: the newly redeveloped Jefferson Place, 350 N. 9th St.

Fire life-safety — residential: the repair of a concrete parking structure at Imperial Plaza, 200 N. 3rd St.

Sustainability — Commercial: EnergySeal Air Barrier Systems, 1619 N. Phillippi St. This adaptive reuse turned a derelict auto-repair shop into a modern, nergy efficient building now used as the regional headquarters for the McCall company.

Sustainability — Residential: The solar-powered Montgomery Net-Zero House, 220 E. Provident Drive.

Landscape — Outdoor Space: renovations at The Grove Plaza, 826 W. Main St., including a new fountain, clay pavers, lights, trees, tree grates, shade devices and site furniture.

Design/Architecture: Inn at 500, 500 S. Capitol Blvd., an 89,000-square foot, six-story boutique hotel with a spacious lobby displaying local art, a street-level restaurant and a second-level patio with a 180-degree view.

Best Overall Project: City Center Plaza, 777 W. Main St., a mixed-use development that includes a 55,000-square foot subterranean public transit center for Valley Regional Transit; an 80,000-square foot expansion of the Boise Centre; a 50,000-square foot classroom and office building for the computer science department of Boise State University; and a 120,000-square foot office building for the corporate headquarters of Clearwater Analytics.

Mayor’s Choice Award: Athlos Academies, 918 W. Idaho St., which took the former CC Anderson (later Macy’s) building and turned it into the headquarters and training center for the charter-school service provider.


Jenn Crowder has been hired as the Dean of Students at the the College of Western Idaho, a new position.

Crowder was assistant director of residence life, conduct, community standards and outreach at the University of Oregon.


Timothy Ostermeier, Power Engineers Inc.’s executive vice president of power delivery, will joining the board of directors.

Ostermeier has been with POWER for 22 years and is based in Boise. He succeeds Frank Halverson, who has been on Power’s board since 1991 and will remain as an advisor.