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River Residence – Fruitland, Idaho

River Residence – Fruitland, Idaho In 2009, Modus Architecture completed an extensive renovation of a 5,000 sf riverfront house.  Special attention was paid to emphasize surrounding views, direct sunlight, and capturing exterior spaces.  The overall character of the house changed dramatically to include natural materials inside with shaded trellis areas outside.  Modus also provided master planning services

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Litharachnium – Public Art Sculpture

Litharachnium – BODO – Boise, Idaho An Eco-Art on 8th Street Project, featuring public art about the environment and sustainability, was funded by the Capital City Development Corporation, Boise City’s Public Works Percent-for-Art Program and Greenworks Idaho, and administered by Boise City’s Department of Arts and History. Litharachnium was designed by Dennis and Margo Proksa of

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Caldwell Historic Train Depot Rehabilitation

Caldwell Historic Train Depot Rehabilitation – Caldwell, Idaho The renovation and rehabilitation of the 1907 Union Pacific Oregon Short Line Train Depot in Caldwell, Idaho for use as an interpretive center and rented events location. Rehabilitation work for the new use included mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and architectural modifications. Renovation work included windows and

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Varin Wardwell TI – Architectural Interiors

Varin Wardwell TI – Architectural Interiors – Boise, Idaho Modus Architecture Collaborative provided design services for Varin Wardwell Law Firm in a 1907 sf existing office space in the historic downtown Fidelity Building. The client came to us with the desire to transform their new office space into a hip, fresh, non-standard law firm.  We worked

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Idaho Education Association Building Upgrades

Idaho Education Association Building Upgrades – Boise, Idaho Modus analyzed the existing Idaho Education Association building to project out into the future the status of the existing building system. We evaluated the building and made recommendations to upgrade mechanical, electrical, windows, and some other energy upgrades to the building. In the summer of 2013 we completed

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Jerome County Judicial Annex

Jerome County Judicial Annex – Jerome, Idaho Bruce Poe completed an extensive remodel of an existing 29,700 sf partially demised grocery store shell for Phase One improvements of the Jerome County Judicial Annex master plan. Exterior work includes a masonry secure parking area/sallyport enclosure, roof modifications, materials lift and site features. Interior work includes a

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National Parks Service Connected Work Place

National Parks Service Connected Work Place This project began as a remodel to an office space but transformed into a re-thinking of office space and the development of work spaces to maximize group dynamics and reduce the carbon footprint of the office. The goal was to create a fluid work space where employees work on-site

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Nampa Downtown Revitalization

Nampa Downtown Revitalization – Nampa, Idaho The City of Nampa requested the development of three new conceptual districts to create a sense of place and revitalize the downtown area. The style of each district was designed to relate to each other, while maintaining a distinct character. The Business District offers high density housing, office space

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Middleton Civic Center Masterplan Concept

Middleton Civic Center Masterplan Concept – Middleton, Idaho The City of Middleton hired Modus to renovate their historic 783 sf Civic Center Building. We worked closely with the Historic Preservation Society and the City of Middleton to develop a program for the Civic Center. The programming and schematic design process led us down the path

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Warm Springs Resort – Master Planning a LEED Project

Warm Springs Resort – Master Planning a LEED Project Master planning for an 80+ acre resort; conducting charrettes; collecting and analyzing site and program data;  developing detailed schedules; developing detailed opinion of probable costs.  The eco charrette began with an extensive site analysis by hiking the terrain with a diverse and comprehensive group including; architects,

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