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Dwaine Carver

Dwaine Carver

Assistant Professor



Mailing Address

Architecture Program
University of Idaho Boise
Urban Design Center
322 E Front St
Boise, Idaho 83702

Dwaine specializes in the integration of art and design. His architecture has received numerous awards and is published in The Architects Newspaper, Architectural Record, Sunset, How, and Sun Valley Art magazines and most recently featured in the University of Washington Press book, Daylight Design in the Pacific Northwest.

As an artist and cultural planner, Dwaine has created and exhibited work throughout the region. His works range from the Arts Master Plan for Boise Public Works Watershed Education Center to permanent public artworks such as Boise City Hall's "Cottonwoods," “Historic Sight: Boise Chinatown” and “Heliotrope.” His work is distinguished by numerous grant and competition awards as well as installations and exhibits at Sun Valley Center for the Arts and Humanities, the Visual Arts Center at Boise State University, J Crist Gallery, and Rhode Island School of Design.

Dwaine is a graduate of Harvard University and holds Fine Arts and Architecture degrees from Rhode Island School of Design. He is a developed communicator committed to open, creative processes. He combines his interpretive abilities with sensitivity to site, materials and concepts that enable the collaborative creation of outstanding environments and experiences. He has been a guest critic at numerous institutions including Rhode Island School of Design, University of Pennsylvania and the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University.

  • Daylighting Design in the Pacific Northwest, University of Washington Press, work featured, 2012
  • Boise Art Museum, “Critical Messages,” Panelist, 2011
  • Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards, Nominee, 2009
  • City of Boise, Mayor’s Excellence in Design Awards 2008
  • American Institute of Architects, Idaho Chapter, Award of Merit, 2008
  • American Institute of Architects, Idaho Chapter, Award of Honor, 2006
  • Idaho Public Television, “Designing Idaho,” panel discussion, 2005
  • Washington State Arts Commission, Artists Resource Bank 2002, Olympia, Washington, 2002
  • Capital City Development Corporation, Pioneer Walkway Competition, Juror, Boise, Idaho, 2001
  • Coeur d’Alene Arts Commission, Northwest Boulevard, finalist, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, 2001
  • Boise City Arts Commission, Artist Initiated Projects Competition, Grant Award, 2000
  • City of Boise, Boise 2000 Lasting Legacy, Grant Award, 1999
  • Architectural Record, “Adaptive Reuse: The Past Revisited,” Feb.1999
  • American Institute of Architects, Idaho Chapter, Award of Honor, 1998
  • American Institute of Architects, Idaho Chapter, Award of Merit, 1998
  • “found tape compositions,” High Ground, no.4, Fox Mountain Publications, 1998
  • Boise City Arts Commission, Cultural Contract, Research Grant Award, 1998
  • Sunset Magazine, ASID Design West Awards, Special Citation, 1998
  • Boise Centre on the Grove, Sculpture Competition, Award of Commission, 1997
  • Idaho Commission on the Arts, Worksites Grant Award, 1994
  • Henry Adams Gold Medal Award, AIA, Rhode Island School of Design, 1990


Architecture Program

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2451 Moscow, ID 83844-2451

Phone: 208-885-4409

Fax: 208-885-9428

Urban Design Center

Mailing Address:
322 E. Front Street
Suite 390
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-885-6781

Urban Design Center