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Pursuing Excellence

Message from the President Last month I gave a brief clinic on financial freedom that focused on getting out of debt. The basic concept is

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Making Space for Health

Insights and ideas to improve the healthcare experience The pandemic proved to be an extreme pressure test on the entire healthcare system. While clinicians performed

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Sound

And Its Effects on Employee Privacy, Productivity, + Health As employees head back to the office for the first time in years, they bring expectations

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Stepping Into His Shoes

Four Generations of Grasmick Produce “Grandchildren are a grandparent’s link to the future. Grandparents are the child’s link to the past.” In the 1950s, Henry

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2023 Design Trends

Catie Buck has worked in commercial interior design for years, and her passion for the industry recently led her to open her own studio, Josephine

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2023 Commercial Real Estate Trends

Featuring Karena Gilbert with Colliers International After receiving a degree in Construction Management and working in commercial construction, Karena Gilbert got her real estate license

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Making An Impact

The Idaho State Supreme Court Renovation The Idaho State Supreme Court building was constructed between 1969 and 1970 and functions as the highest court in

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B.O.S.S. Retirement Solutions

Opening A Permanent Office      B.O.S.S. (Build the Optimal System of Security) Retirement Solutions is a Utah-based company that expanded into Idaho in October 2021.

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Looking For Leg Room

Outgrowing your house is painful. There comes a point when the space you once thought you could never fill becomes cramped and uncomfortable. Many families

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The New Hybrid Neighborhood

A workplace worth the commute Despite employers’ best efforts to entice everyone back to the office, people are dragging their feet. Their reluctance isn’t about

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M3 Companies

From Phoenix To The Treasure Valley The Treasure Valley housing market is growing like crazy, and land master-planned community developer M3 Companies is doing its

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Sustainable Design

Sustainability is one of Lombard Conrad Architect’s (LCA) five tenants. How they achieve sustainability comes in a few different forms that fall into three categories.

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Community, Mind, & Comfort

TreanorHL has many offices scattered throughout the United States, but their dedication to sustainable practices unites them all. Whether in their own buildings, or their

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Idaho Fish & Game

Positively Impacting Humans & Animals How do you turn a city dump into a place that positively impacts the lives of millions of people and

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Trusted + Proven Network

Together, Steelcase and our industry leading global dealer partners deliver expertise, ease and experience. Our commitment goes beyond a transaction. We’re here to create a

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Boise Hunter Homes

BHH: Building Fantastic Communities Boise Hunter Homes is dedicated to building quality homes in fantastic communities, and its new office in Eagle is helping them

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Coming Home

Nova Ltd’s New Boise Office “When I first joined Nova, I asked, ‘Where do we meet?’ They responded, ‘At our office, Café Capri, and they

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Going Above & Beyond

Anyone driving by the Scentsy Headquarters in Meridian, Idaho, knows how impressive and beautiful the campus is. They may not realize the work and planning

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A Force For Good

Cascadia Healthcare in Eagle, ID makes a difference. Nate Hosac is one of four friends who started Cascadia Healthcare, a skilled nursingcompany caring for those

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Working Through Change

WaFd Bank’s Approach To Change Washington Federal Bank has 10 regional buildings and 250 branches throughout the western states. At any given time, there can

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Rebellion to Renaissance

Lombard/Conrad Creates An Inspiring New Office One fateful day in 1972, architects Joe Conrad and Ernie Lombard were fired. Why? Because their employer found their

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Stodgy To Stunning

In 1998, the three principals of Buffington Mohr McNeal (BMM) opened their doors with a promise to be their client’s advocate. McNeal says, “We help

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Vertical Construction

Founder and President of VERTICAL Construction Todd Weltner did not expect to become an entrepreneur. However, after working in the industry for a few years,

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Back In The Office

OEC talked with Architects and Designers about their experiences returning to the office. What do you like about being back in the office? The collaboration.

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Casino Night

Message From The President I’m constantly reminded why space matters. A few weeks ago OEC hosted a Casino night at our downtown Boise office where

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Reviving The Trades

“Passion for your work will follow your working hard at something and achieving mastery in it.” – Mike Rowe For years, students preparing to graduate

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Learn Better

It’s time for a fundamentally better learning experience Even before the pandemic, education was undergoing a transformation that will go on long after the virus

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Seeing The Unseen

And other amazing talents of modern day architects In an era of HGTV and DIY projects where anyone can design an impressive space, we interviewed

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Smith System Guides

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, Congress passed stimulus legislation to help the economy (CARES Act). INcluded in this Stimulus funding

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