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Kevin Stewart Joins Cushing Terrell as Food and Beverage Design Studio Director

Stewart will lead new business pursuits, strategic partnership development, and client relationship management for the firm's food and beverage work. Kevin Stewart, Food and Beverage Design Studio Director Cushing Terrell welcomes Kevin Stewart as director of the firm’s Food and Beverage Design Studio. Stewart brings more than 20 years of experience to the Cushing Terrell team, ranging from hospitality, food and beverage, and cultural proj...

Chris Goslin, Refrigeration Engineering Director, Honored with 2022 ICS Award

Chris Goslin may be a director of Cushing Terrell’s Refrigeration Engineering team, but there's not a cold shoulder in sight when it comes to his relationships with team members, partners, and clients. As the 2022 recipient of the firm’s Integrity and Client Service (ICS) Award, Chris has demonstrated the utmost care for his clients and their projects. The phrase consistently associated with Chris is "going above and beyond," and he demonstrates this in all ways, from mentoring team mem...

Pro Bono Design Services: Our First Inaugural Update!

As 2022 comes to a close, we’re celebrating all the many little influences our team members have had across our industry and in our communities.   Cushing Terrell is committed to community engagement and social action. As we see it, “social action” is a designation characterized by movement. It encompasses a wide array of needs and aspirations and includes our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiative, a commitment to sustainable design, pro bono work, and service within the com...

Behind the Design: Tracy Baker, Architect and Boise Healthcare Studio Lead

Pull back the curtain and get to know the people behind the design. The solutions we develop for clients and communities are brought to you by passionate individuals devoted to delivering better built environments — places that support healthy, productive, sustainable ways of living. Our next #PeoplePassions blog post features Tracy Baker, an architect, healthcare studio lead, mentor, team-bonding enthusiast, proponent of alternative transportation, cyclist, and fan of the pub crawl. ...

Cushing Terrell Awarded Montana State University Campus Energy Master Plan Contract

Multidisciplinary design firm Cushing Terrell has been awarded a multi-year, multi-phase contract to develop a campus-wide energy master plan and targeted projects to help Montana State University (MSU) increase its energy efficiency.   Cushing Terrell will assist MSU with its continued progress to design, construct, and maintain buildings on its campus with unprecedented levels of energy efficiency. A large part of this effort will include comprehensive energy planning for existing and...

Cushing Terrell Awarded IDIQ Contracts to Support Interior Department Projects

The multidisciplinary design firm will provide maintenance, upgrades, and protection solutions for an array of U.S. natural and cultural heritage sites. Multidisciplinary design firm Cushing Terrell and Mentor-Protégé Joint Venture partner Hollingsworth Pack have been awarded an IDIQ (indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity) contract for architecture and engineering (A/E) services with the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) in support of projects funded by the Great Am...

Cushing Terrell Promotes Sandi Rudy to Lead the Firm’s Interior Design Group

Multidisciplinary design firm Cushing Terrell is pleased to announce leadership transitions for its Interior Design group. Associate Sandi Rudy, RID, LEED ID+C, has been promoted as director of the firm's Interior Design service sector. Rudy will be responsible for the strategic direction of the group, business development and high-level client relationship management, staffing and workload management, mentorship and career development for team members, and overall success, health, and ...

Cushing Terrell Promotes Team Members to Associate Principal

New APs demonstrate leadership in the growth of the firm’s residential and government markets Multidisciplinary design firm, Cushing Terrell, is proud to announce the promotion of two team members to the role of associate principal: Josh Hersel, based in Boise, Idaho, and Shawn Pelowitz, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Both have demonstrated exceptional leadership in the growth of their markets — residential and government respectively — and in their ability to develop t...

Cushing Terrell Relocates in Minneapolis; Names Rebecca Muchow Minneapolis Office/Midwest Region Manager

Multidisciplinary design firm Cushing Terrell has relocated their Minneapolis team to a new office in the downtown Mill District. Located in the historic Barrel House at 111 3rd Avenue South, Suite 220, the office is adjacent to the Mississippi River and surrounded by iconic destination spots. In conjunction with the move, Cushing Terrell has named Rebecca Muchow, AIA, LEED AP, LFA, as the firm’s new Minneapolis office and Midwest region lead. An architect, associate, and Minnesota nati...

Cushing Terrell Named a Best Firm to Work For by Zweig Group

We made the list! We’re thrilled to be named a 2022 Best Firm to Work For by Zweig Group. This honor reflects the input of our team members and their daily contributions to create an amazing work environment. It feels great to be recognized and to know our people feel valued, empowered, and directly responsible for our firm’s success. President and CEO Greg Matthews “I’m incredibly proud of our team and thankful for each person’s efforts t...

Alan Bronec, PE, Named Director of Cushing Terrell’s Infrastructure Group

Multidisciplinary design firm, Cushing Terrell, enhances its strategic focus on key growth areas — energy services and energy infrastructure design.   Alan Bronec, Principal and Director of Infrastructure Cushing Terrell has announced that Alan Bronec, who currently serves as Principal in Charge of Electrical Engineering, will serve as Director of the firm’s Infrastructure Group. This organizational change aligns with the firm’s strong gro...

Eleven Team Members Named Cushing Terrell’s Newest Associates

Our new associates demonstrate enthusiasm, excellence, and a commitment to advancing both the firm and the AEC industry. Cushing Terrell, a multidisciplinary architecture, engineering, and design firm, is proud to announce the promotion of eleven team members to the role of associate. These team members represent many professional disciplines and serve clients, both external and internal, in myriad ways and across all market sectors. They have cultivated relationships wit...

Cushing Terrell Promotes Shannon Christensen to Principal

Christensen, AIA, LEED BD+C, joins senior leadership team of multidisciplinary design firm Cushing Terrell. Shannon Christensen, Architect, Project Manager, and Principal Shannon Christensen, project manager and leader of the firm’s architecture practice, has been named principal, joining Cushing Terrell’s senior leadership team. Christensen was chosen due to her extensive experience managing the strategy and growth of the firm’s largest s...

In the News: Cushing Terrell Announces Pro Bono Program for Social Action

Cushing Terrell’s newly established pro bono program supports its nationwide DEI efforts and creates coordinated opportunities for charitable giving. Multidisciplinary design firm Cushing Terrell has formally outlined a plan to expand upon and diversify its annual donated services. The firmwide pro bono program — encompassing all thirteen offices — is part of a larger effort by the practice to better define its commitment to social action. In addition to providing pro bon...

In the News: Cushing Terrell Proposes Land Use Changes in Response to Recent IPCC Climate Reports

Director of Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture, Keith Walzak, identifies opportunities to slow climate change through revised land use tactics. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its latest report this summer on the state of the warming planet, declaring: "It is unequivocal that human influence has warmed the atmosphere, ocean, and land." Findings from the report — approved by 195 governments and based on more than 14,000 studies — also s...

Randy Rhoads, RA, joins Cushing Terrell as Executive Director of Affordable Housing

Rhoads will lead education efforts, partnership development, and creative design solutions for affordable housing projects across the United States. Randy Rhoads, Executive Director of Affordable Housing Cushing Terrell welcomes Randy Rhoads as Executive Director of Affordable Housing. Rhoads brings more than 30 years of experience in the design of residential, commercial/retail, education, and government projects to his position with the ...

Cushing Terrell Promotes Team Members to Leadership Positions

Continuing to advance our market-specific design teams and service-sector expertise Cushing Terrell, a multidisciplinary architecture, engineering, and interior design firm, is proud to announce the promotion of four team members to market and service-sector leadership positions. "These individuals have extensive experience in their specific areas and beyond," says President Greg Matthews. "With their in-depth knowledge of industry drivers, best practices, emerging trend...

IN THE NEWS: An Uphill Battle for Bars

A recent article from Restaurant Development + Design details the "dumpster fire" that's become of bars and the hospitality industry at large since the onset of the pandemic. Cushing Terrell architect Jesse Vigil and other prominent hospitality designers weigh in on how the industry is adapting, and how design can help while the pandemic persists -- and beyond. From Restaurant Development + Design: Now nearing a year's duration, the pandemic is still wreaking havoc on the...

Cushing Terrell hires Keith Walzak AICP, ASLA as Director of Planning and Landscape Architecture

Walzak will focus on sustainable urban planning and post-pandemic housing and development needs for mid-sized communities across the western United States.  Keith Walzak, Director of Planning and Landscape Architecture Cushing Terrell welcomes Keith Walzak as Director of Planning and Landscape Architecture. Walzak brings 35 years of experience in the public and private sectors leading efforts to build thriving communities through healthy, ...

Cushing Terrell Promotes Nine Team Members as Firm’s Newest Associates

New associates demonstrate the energy, activism, community engagement, and design excellence of our team. Cushing Terrell, a multi-disciplinary architecture, engineering, and interior design firm, is proud to announce the promotion of nine team members to the role of associate. These team members come from across the firm’s locations and serve clients in a variety of markets. In addition to strengthening client relationships and leading projects, teams, and strategy, the...

Cushing Terrell Launches Multidisciplinary Infrastructure Group

The team will focus on land development, water resources, transportation, and energy services. Cushing Terrell is pleased to announce the creation of Cushing Terrell Infrastructure, the firm’s newest vertical market. This multidisciplinary group will be dedicated to projects associated with the development of national and local infrastructure. “The formation of this specialty group within Cushing Terrell builds upon our belief that design integration opens the doors for d...

Cushing Terrell Promotes Eight Team Members to Associate Principal

New APs reflect the firm's regional diversity and breadth of market experience Cushing Terrell, a multi-disciplinary architecture, engineering, and interior design firm, is proud to announce the promotion of eight team members to the role of associate principal. The team members come from across the firm’s locations and serve clients in a variety of markets, including commercial, education, healthcare, government, residential, and retail. “The individuals we’ve named as a...

Cushing Terrell Joins Program to Showcase Cultural Diaspora in Idaho

The program supports University of Idaho students as they participate in design studios aimed at conceptualizing a home for the Idaho Museum of International Diaspora. The Idaho Museum of International Diaspora (IMID) — a non-profit focused on honoring and sharing the stories of global diaspora and homecoming in Idaho — has partnered with the University of Idaho, College of Art and Architecture (CAA) and Cushing Terrell to launch a program to help conceptua...

Cushing Terrell Appoints Greg Matthews, AIA, as President and CEO

The firm also adds a chief knowledge officer to the executive leadership team President and CEO Greg Matthews Cushing Terrell is pleased to announce the appointment of Greg Matthews as president and CEO of Cushing Terrell. Greg replaces the firm's outgoing president, Scott Wilson, who will remain with the firm and continue to serve on the board.  Greg will lead the continued growth of the architecture and engineering design firm, which inc...

Today, CTA Architects Engineers Becomes Cushing Terrell

Firm's 80th anniversary inspires name change to celebrate its legacy while looking to the future. Commemorating its 80th anniversary, CTA Architects Engineers is pleased to announce that the firm is changing its name to Cushing Terrell. The name and brand refresh celebrate the firm’s legacy and core values while looking to the future. Founded in Billings, Montana in 1938 by Ralph Cushing and Everett Terrell, the firm was established on a shared belief that integrating arc...

IN THE NEWS: Nick Doherty Contributes to the Conversation on Natural Refrigerants

ACHR News recently covered a North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council workshop in which attendees discussed strategies for making the transition to alternative refrigerants. Cushing Terrell refrigeration engineer Nick Doherty is featured. From ACHR News (subscription required): California Supermarkets Prepare for Low-GWP Future NASRC workshop covers strategies for making the transition to alternative refrigerants By Joanna R. Turpin California is one of a growing number of stat...

IN THE NEWS: Accruent Opens Office in Downtown New Orleans

We're so pleased to see technology company Accruent move into its new office on Poydras Street in New Orleans. Our third project for this client, our team provided architectural and interior design for the remodel, with the goal of creating a workplace home that facilitates streamlined, efficient, collaborative work and reflects the energetic, colorful culture of Accruent and the surrounding city. We hope the Accruent team enjoys their new space! From neworleanscitybusine...

Congratulations to Our Newest Associates!

We recently named 11 team members as associates, recognizing their contributions to CTA, our projects, and our communities. These individuals are explorers and innovators, driving our business forward by supporting our culture, building successful teams, and focusing on continuous improvement. They demonstrate leadership while advocating for and recognizing others. They're active with both professional and charitable organizations, and treat all within their sphere with the utmost respe...

ASLA Awards: Contributing to “Impact Growth” in Idaho

This year’s awards theme for the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Idaho/Montana chapter was “Impact Growth.” Given the need to responsibly and thoughtfully develop green spaces in our rapidly growing urban areas, this was a timely topic at the chapter’s biennial conference. Speakers discussed urban development, wetlands, national parks, and landscape architecture’s role in helping to shape both urban and rural areas. Angela Hansen, a landscape architect who grew up in Ida...

IN THE NEWS: For Idaho’s Design and Construction Firms, It’s Smart to Head Back to School

In the April issue of the Idaho Business Review's Square Feet, the quarterly supplement focuses on the basics of Idaho school funding, the design/build process, historic preservation, and distance learning. Education design studio lead, Corey Johnson, spoke to the planning process. From idahobusinessreview.com: A scorching hot construction market, competition for appropriate sites, and volatility in the prices of materials such as steel and concrete make long-range plan...

IN THE NEWS: Gallatin High School Rising, On Time and On Budget

Touring the construction site of Bozeman, Montana's new Gallatin High School, the project team talks about their progress and excitement as it takes shape, with a quote from CTA architect Nathan Helfrich. From bozemandailychronicle.com: Neither record snow, nor bitter cold, nor acres of mud have stopped the subcontractors working under general contractor Langlas & Associates. “Snow in February slowed us down a little bit,” said Roger Davis, Langlas’ project manager....

Carl Maehl Receives the 2018 Integrity and Client Service Award

The Integrity and Client Service (ICS) Award is the highest honor bestowed internally upon a CTA team member. Nicknamed “The Geno” after 53-year-tenured Gene Kolstad, the award is presented each December with a cash prize. Colleagues are nominated from across the firm, and the winner is judged to excel in three categories: honesty, compassion, and responsiveness. Our 2018 honoree is Carl Maehl, an associate and electrical engineer in Missoula. Carl has been with CTA for nearly 20 years,...

IN THE NEWS: Building Owners Go the “Extra Mile” for Tenants

Our CTA office in downtown Boise was featured in an article by the Idaho Business Review as an example of how landlords are creating or retrofitting spaces that help tenants attract and retain employees. Located in the Eighth & Main Building, our office was designed by CTA in partnership with building owner Gardner Company. From idahobusinessreview.com: At the Eight & Main Building, CTA Boise is home to the firm’s second-largest office, and home to more than 90 te...

Pair of CTA Projects Win 2018 Awards from Idaho Smart Growth

Idaho Smart Growth honored the recipients of 2018 Grow Smart Awards at its annual awards celebration earlier this month. This year's program highlighted the importance of urban renewal tools in advancing smart growth projects in Idaho, with a special focus on the Boise Central Urban Renewal District, the state's first. For the past 14 years, Idaho Smart Growth has presented the Grow Smart Awards to recognize projects and plans from around the state that are excellent examples of smart g...

IN THE NEWS: School Board Approves Renovation Designs for Bozeman High

From nbcmontana.com: The school board gave CTA Architects Engineers the green light Monday night to go forward with designs the Bozeman-based architects have been working on since June. They'll now be working with a $17.5 million construction budget to bring them to fruition. Among the changes to come to Bozeman High is the demolition of five wings, at least 12 new teaching stations, remodeled and improved parent-drop off points and a possible third floor with classroom space. The archi...

St. Ignatius Catholic School Named IBR’s Top 2018 Private Project

St. Ignatius Catholic School of Meridian, Idaho, was recently named First Place among private projects in the Idaho Business Review's 2018 "Top Projects" issue! Full story on all the recipients here. Wright Brothers joined Forces with CTA Architects Engineers to coordinate over 30 subcontractors to construct St. Ignatius, the first newly constructed Catholic School in Idaho in over 55 years. The team build the state-of-the-art, 10-acre, 56,000 sq. ft. school for pre-K to eighth-grade st...

Thompson Lake House Nets Award of Citation from AIA Idaho

The Thompson Lake House, owned by the founders of Scentsy, Inc. and situated on a private lake in Eagle, ID, won a recent AIA Idaho Citation Award. Project manager Josh Hersel and designer Jason Yates (shown here) proudly display the framed award, now hanging above reception at CTA's Boise office. The project team also included: Jason Butler (principal-in-charge); Eric Nagel (CADD design); Tom Poremba, Kara Desaro, and Ryan Scanlin (structural); Ken Butler and Eric Stein (electrical); T...

IN THE NEWS: Community to Supply Ideas for New TVCC Education Center

From argusobserver.com: The project may be in the pre-design phase, but a newly renovated and expanded career and technical education center has begun in earnest. Treasure Valley Community College, along with its hired architectural firm, has begun gathering ideas for what that center will look like. On Tuesday, the community college began its listening sessions, led by hired firm CTA Architects Engineers, out of Boise. The sessions are designed to gather input from not only college fac...

CTA PROJECT IN THE NEWS: Billings’ New 911 Center Built with Dispatchers’ Health and Safety in Mind

Photos by Ryan Welch of the Billings Gazette. From billingsgazette.com: Eight days ahead of the new $5.5 million 911 Communications Center going live, the center's manager, Anne Kindness, took members of the Billings City Council and city staff through the dispatchers new home Monday that has that new-house smell to it. "I've never built a building before, the dispatch center's 28-year director said. "We are hopeful we've hit the mark here." With redundant power, communications, and hea...
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