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Integrated Design Lab

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.

Contact Us

Moscow Campus

College of Art and Architecture

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

College of Art & Architecture
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2461
Moscow, ID 83844-2461

Boise Campus

phone: (208) 334-2999

email: arch@uidaho.edu
website: UDC

Urban Design Center
University of Idaho
322 E Front Street, Suite120
Boise, ID 83702

IDL in Boise

Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg,
Integrated Design Lab Director

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

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


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 Lab and Urban Design Center

The Integrated Design Lab and the Urban 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.

Learn more:
Integrated Design Lab
Urban Design Center

Meet Our Faculty

Explore and learn about our faculty members' wide array of research interests, projects and specialties. More


The College of Art and Architecture is a partner in university-wide sustainability research and outreach. More