In Progress

Front Street Garage

Currently under construction this project includes a new parking structure and associated site improvements. The parking structure will serve the growing demand for downtown parking and potential future retail or commercial building wrap users. The parking levels will be screened utilizing a grid of directional colored fins. This treatment provides a positive visual barrier and provides visual interest to pedestrians and the traveling public. The profile of the screening fins and movement from the ground provide an ever-changing visual affect to onlookers.

Central District Health Department

After 25 years of use, Central District Health Department's Boise Office needed updating. The original building design reflected a silo approach to delivering client care which was in contrast to the current vision of the agency.  The Design Team was tasked with reprogramming the facility to align with a more integrated client care model bringing all divisions under Preventive Health Services together.

The resultant design includes renovation of 24,000 SF inclusive of clinic, office and community resource space. Currently under construction, the project is slated to be completed in 2019.

Meridian Fire Dept. Station 6

Working with the Meridian and Caldwell Fire Departments Pivot North and Rice Fergus Miller have provided master programming services and design services for the future Meridian Fire Station 6 and Caldwell Fire Station 3.


These stations are designed to support an Engine Company and expand in the future to provide space for a Truck Company and a Battalion Chief. Stations are expected to begin construction in 2019.

Sketches courtesy of Rice Fergus Miller.

5th & Grove

The 5th & Grove project will deliver a unique urban mixed-use building that will fit into the existing fabric of downtown Boise by taking its design cues from the context of the immediate neighborhood. 


The overall form, materials, and uses have all been derived by acknowledging the adjacent Old Boise neighborhood, the pedestrian friendly nature of the Basque Block as well as the City of Boise’s desire to provide more density to the downtown core. Given the amount of frontage along Grove Street, the mass of the building is broken down into two proud brick volumes joined by a secondary stucco rendered element that highlights the residential entry to the building.


This mixed use project will consist of approximately 9,000 sf of retail which will include Boise’s first food hall and 114 market rate apartments. 

6th & Grove
First and Fourth

This building will be the first of its kind in Ketchum and in the state of Idaho. A three-story Mixed-use Mass Timber (CLT) development.  This project will consist of commercial space along First Ave. and Fourth St. as well as have (15) workforce housing units, (4) market rate units and (4) upper floor for sale Condo units, all above a below grade parking garage. The floor to ceiling window walls will bring in grand amounts of natural light and air as well as provide views to the surrounding mountains and views of the Mass Timber to passersby.  The use of Mass Timber is an efficient and precise building material that will not only speed up the time of construction but will also provide the biophilia that most new buildings lack.  The concept for the building mass was developed from the unique mix of uses and the desire to bring in the maximum amount of day lighting.

K-8 Prototype School

This two-story K-8 school facility is a new design concept for this user and is targeted to be a prototype school model.  The program includes classrooms for 1400 students and includes general classrooms, science and art classrooms, gymnasium, library, stage, computer labs, special needs, and administration.

Notable design strategies include a simple circulation system to maximize square footage efficiency, tilt-up concrete construction, and natural light into all teaching spaces.

Molinari Park

The Pivot North/GGLO design team was selected to develop a 24-acre master plan including 50,000 to 60,000 square feet of commercial office, 100 two and three story town-homes and 235 multi-family apartments centered around a small retail hub opening onto a promenade and one-acre park.

Set just outside the center of Eagle, Idaho this development takes ques from the areas rich agricultural history. While looking to provide the highest density of housing for one of the fastest growing towns in the region, it is also providing a generous amount of open space.  With parking tucked under and screened by adjacent buildings, the three multi-family buildings at Three Corners will sit within garden meadows and all units will have open views to parks not parking.

One Sixty Mixed-Use

Currently in design, the proposed multi-use project will bring needed residential, commercial and retail/office space to downtown Twin Falls, Idaho. The project will serve to extend the City's efforts to refresh and revitalize the downtown core.

Foothills Residence

Currently on the boards.

Garden Phoenix

This contemporary designed Planned Unit Development contains 6 twin homes and 2 ‘cottages’ along with a community garden and shared outdoor common space.  The intent of the development is to increase the livability of this up and coming area.

All of the units contain two beds, two baths with a single car garage and upper level deck.  The total square footage of the residences is roughly 1,800 square feet with 1,375 sf of living space.

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