Located in downtown Boise, the University of Idaho Urban Design Center works with communities throughout the state to meet the demands of a changing population while preserving the unique sense of place that defines the cities and towns we call home.
Through applied research, professional practice and community engagement, our faculty and students work together across a range of scales to address issues of resilience and sustainability at the regional and urban scale. In support of UI's land grant mission to serve, we are proud to help shape the built, natural and cultural environments of communities throughout Idaho. You are welcome to reach out to me if you are interested in partnering on a community outreach project or would like more information about our graduate or certificate programs.
Jaap Vos, Ph.D.
Director, Urban Design Center
We structure our studios to reflect real-world collaboration between professional disciplines with an emphasis on community, academic and industry engagement.
We focus on critical contemporary issues of ecology and urbanism including energy, water, high performance buildings and resilient communities.