Boise City Center

JobBoise City Center
ArchitectBabcock Design Group
General ContractorEngineered Structures Inc
Square Footage
Date CompletedNovember 1, 2016
Systems UseduNeeke Series 10, uNeeke ACM Series 4000

Boise City Center

City Center Plaza

Boise, Idaho

City Center Plaza in Boise is the definition of unique and complex. 371,000 sf of dense mixed-use including a transit hub, retail and restaurants, offices and classrooms for Boise State University, emerging software technology offices, and convention center space — all overlooking the most prominent public space in downtown Boise. Every project has multiple end users — often intent on pulling in different directions. As the leader of the design team, our role was to analyze the specific space criteria for each of the various entities, and then synthesize the information to produce a cohesive and organized design.


Created by voters in 1959, The District completed construction of the original Boise Centre in 1990. With continued growth in Boise, City Center Plaza now offers a much needed additional five-story premier convention space. Our team collaborated with the Greater Boise Auditorium District (GBAD) to create elaborate ballrooms, spacious meeting rooms and intimate pre-function spaces.


Beneath the nine-story Clearwater Building is an underground multi-modal transportation center. It is a central hub for local transit services including buses, bicyclists and pedestrians. This project is a catalyst for the Boise downtown economic development bringing together multiple public and private entities.


2017 Idaho Smart Growth Grow Smart Award

2017 Best Overall Project, Boise City Building Excellence Awards

2017 IBR Top Project of the Year

2017 IBR 2nd Place, Transportation Project

Information from Babcock Design