College of Art & Architecture
Boise, Idaho, USA
Architecture and Interior Design program
Director, Idaho Urban Research and Design Center
Campus Locations: Boise, ID
With UI Since 1999
Master of Architecture, Yale University, 1981
Bachelor of Architecture, University of Oregon, 1976
*Architectural Practice Licenses in states of Idaho, New York, California
*Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP)
Sherry is McKibben is University of Idaho Associate Professor of Architecture and Director of the University of Idaho’s Idaho Urban Research and Design Center (IURDC) in Boise. Under her supervision, architecture students and faculty of the Center have worked these past nine years on numerous urban and community design projects with Treasure Valley communities. Sherry is a frequent public speaker and panelist on green architecture, urban design and sustainable development. She founded the UI Integrated Design Lab
, and continues to support it with current Director Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg, to educate building professionals and promote green building and energy efficiency.
Sherry is also an architect and urban designer with the Treasure Valley architecture and urban design firm of McKibben + Cooper Architects
. McKibben + Cooper Architects specializes in architecture, urban design, green building and site technologies, and master planning.
As founding member of Sustainable Idaho
and member of Urban Land Institute Idaho
, the US Green Building Council Idaho
and past President of the American Institute of Architects Central Idaho
, Sherry works to promote sustainability in development and business practices.
Sherry is a graduate of the University of Oregon and has a Masters degree from Yale University. She is US Green Building Council LEED accredited.
- "Living Roof Statewide Demonstration Project", Grant from Idaho Department of Environmental Quality, Boise, ID. 2004-2005. Research, application, and statewide education on vegetated roofs in Idaho.
- "Integrated Design Lab", Boise, Idaho, Grant from Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance. 2004-2005. Outreach, consulting, and education laboratory for energy efficiency in buildings.
- "Sustainable Communities for Idaho: Caldwell Karcher Design Project", grant from Idaho Department of Environmental Quality. 2001, 2002. Outreach community design demonstration project on 5 square miles in high growth area of Caldwell.
- Outreach and Education for the 2000 International Energy Conservation Code, grant from Idaho Association of Building Officials. 2001-2002.
- Co-P.I. collaborative with 13 other agencies and non-profit organizations, "Treasure Valley Futures Grant Project", grant from FHWA TCSP. 1999-2001. Outreach and education on land use and transportation integration and community public design demonstration projects.
- Downtown Eagle Project with City of Eagle and stakeholders, Eagle ID, Fall 2008. Downtown Eagle Charrette and plan involving students, ity and stakeholders.
- Meridian 4 Square Mile Project with City of Meridian and stakeholders, Meridian, ID Fall 2008. Master Plan concepts for 4 square miles on the edge of Meridian with City Staff.
- Basque Block Consortium Project with Basque Museum and Cultural Center and Basque Center, Boise, ID, Fall 2008. 1/2 block student conceptual project in downtown Boise working with stakeholders.
- Sustainable Communities for Idaho, Idaho Armory Project, East End Neighborhood Association, Boise, ID, Fall 2007. Public charrette to envision new uses for old armory and 5 acre site.
- Green Office with Hewlett Packard (Boise, ID Office) for Trade Shows, “Best in Show” Phoenix, Fall 2007. Student design/build project.
- Best Project Award 2001 from Federal Transportation Community System Preservation Program, Federal Highways Administration for the Treasure Valley Futures Project, 2001. (Collaborative IURDC with Treasure Valley Futures Project Team).
- Better Bricks Award for Professional Service from the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, Boise, ID, October 2005.
- Idaho AIA Merit Award for Harris Ranch Specific Plan, McKibben+Cooper Architects/Urban Design, 2008.
- Idaho AIA Citation Award for Barber Park Administration Building, Ada County, ID, McKibben+Cooper Architects/Urban Design, 2008.
- APA Hawaii Chapter Award for Harris Ranch Specific Plan, McKibben+Cooper Architects/Urban Design, 2007.
- US Department of the Interior Cooperative Conservation Award 2007, for Foothills Learning Center Initiative, 2007.