The Integrated Design Laboratory in Boise provides research, education and outreach to promote the development of high-performance, energy-efficient buildings in Idaho and eastern Oregon.
Faculty and students from several disciplines are providing leadership in the re-development planning of Cascade, Idaho.
College of Art and Architecture
phone: (208) 885-4409
fax: (208) 885-9428
College of Art & Architecture
University of Idaho
835 Pine Street
Moscow, ID 83844-2461
The College of Art and Architecture is a leader in art and design research. From sustainable and green design to innovative sculpting techniques, our faculty members are recognized nationally and internationally for their expertise.
Research in the Classroom
We consider teaching and research to be complementary activities that reinforce each other. Faculty members bring their research into the classroom and involve their students, both undergraduate and graduate, in their research programs.
Students have outstanding opportunities to partake in research addressing some of the most pressing issues facing communities today. These opportunities most often take the form of hands-on studios. Current studio projects include:
- Redevelopment planning of Cascade, Idaho
- Restoration of Paradise Creek in Moscow, Idaho
- Sustainability of the Basque culture in Boise through interactive virtual environments
- Design-build project of a carbon-neutral building on the University of Idaho, McCall field campus
Learn more about featured projects.
Sustainability and Regenerative Design
The college is a lead partner in several university-wide initiatives focused on sustainability at the University, in the state and around the world. Our faculty contributes research and expertise to the following projects:
Integrated Design Laboratory and Idaho Urban Research & Design Center
The Integrated Design Laboratory and the Idaho Urban Research & Design Center each provide critical outreach and research to professional designers, community planners, builders, nonprofits, businesses, governmental agencies and other organizations. These facilities, both located in Boise, also create outstanding research and learning opportunities for our design students.
Integrated Design Laboratory
Idaho Urban Research & Design Center