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Boise Location

Urban Design Center

phone: (208) 334-2999

Urban Design Center
University of Idaho
322 E Front Street, Suite 120
Boise, ID 83702

IDL in Boise

Integrated Design Lab
306 S 6th St.
Boise, ID 83702

Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg, Director

phone: (208) 429-0220

Urban Design Center

Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies

Located in downtown Boise, the Urban Design Center (UDC) offers Master of Architecture and Landscape Architecture students the opportunity to engage in sustainable urban design in a metropolitan setting while contributing to the future urban landscape of the rapidly evolving Boise Valley.

Program Features

  • Integrated design education with a sustainable urbanism focus
  • Professional networking
  • Paid and project-based internships
  • Collaboration with the College of Art and Architecture in Moscow
  • Lively and diverse urban setting
  • Access to world-class wilderness and intermontane environment

An Office Concept Environment

Students will work in an environment that simulates a professional experience as closely as possible. The ‘Office Concept’ creates an intense and dynamic partnership with clients and professionals, combining aspects of a private professional practice with the university studio to provide a deeper bridge to career success. You will work with:

  • Design professionals
  • Developers
  • Builders
  • Engineers
  • City Planners
  • Business Owners
  • Community Members
  • Local and State Governmental Officials
  • Construction Management students from Boise State University

As a graduate student located at the Urban Design Center, you will develop work plans, keep time sheets, attend office meetings with consulting design firms and perform other tasks typical of a professional office. The office is the focus of all aspects of education including studio courses, required and elective support courses, and co-curricular activities.

"We teach the integrated concepts of art, design and technology with a focus on cultural and environmental stewardship. We effectively prepare students for successful careers and service in our allied fields, and beyond.”
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