College of Art and Architecture
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2461
Moscow, ID 83844-2461

phone: (208) 885-4409
fax: (208) 885-9428
email: caa@uidaho.edu


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

phone: (208) 334-2999
email: arch@uidaho.edu
website: uidaho.edu/caa/facilities/udc

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

phone: (208) 429-0220
email: kevinv@uidaho.edu
website: www.idlboise.com


The Studio Culture

Design and art studios are where the magic happens; where creativity, theory, and craft coalesce into solutions to the most difficult design challenges. The studio culture is a way of life for professionals in our disciplines. And as a student of art and design, it will be a way of life for you, too.

Hands-on Learning in its Purest Form
Studios allow you to apply your new-found knowledge and skills in a more realistic professional setting. You’ll work independently and as part of a team, with personal instruction from faculty, to design concepts for hypothetical and actual client projects.

In the studio, you will:
  • Develop critical thinking skills.
  • Explore complex design problems.
  • Solve problems.
  • Communicate concepts and design ideas through the use of sketches, drawings, models, renderings, animations, virtual environments and verbal presentations.
  • Develop teamwork skills.

An Exchange of Ideas
The studio culture encourages an “exchange of ideas” between faculty and students from all art and design disciplines. You’ll participate in student critiques and engage in thoughtful discussions about art and design. You’ll learn to not only work with others in various disciplines, but also to learn from others.

This free exchange of ideas adds an important dimension to your art and design work. Students gain a more complete understanding of the design process, as well as the ability to view art and design from various perspectives. You’ll also develop important communication and teamwork skills that will prove valuable throughout your career.



Design and art studios are the heart of what we do.