Library Campus Project

Boise’s Library Campus will serve as a public center for knowledge, culture, and ideas. It will be a gateway to the city, but also a gateway to our history, to new experiences, and to the ideas that shape our future. Its spaces and services, located in the heart of Boise’s Cultural District, will be available to anyone, yet distinct to our corner of the world. View Design Concepts


Library: 115,000 sq. ft.*
Arts & History: 22,000 sq. ft.*
Event Space18,000 sq. ft.*
Plaza: 20,000 sq. ft.*
Total Building Area: 150,000 sq. ft.*
Parking: Combined on and off-site parking for 300* spaces.

* Approximate


$80-85M split between:

  • Philanthropy - $18M
  • CCDC - $15M
  • City of Boise - $15M
  • Lease Financing - $32-37M

Project Updates

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Design Lead
Safdie Architects
 is active in a wide variety of project types, scales and sectors, designing museums, cultural centers, libraries, housing, mixed-use developments, transportation centers and master plans in geographically and culturally-diverse places. The studio’s projects around the world have become beloved resources and symbols of their communities as well as regional and national landmarks. Recent library and civic projects include the Salt Lake City Public Library, the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, and Vancouver Library Square.  

Executive Architect
 is passionate about sustainable, energy-efficient design and creating healthy, enduring spaces for people in which to live, work and play. CSHQA are people who listen, creating design that speaks. The award-winning design firm specializes in full-service architecture and engineering, interior and environmental design, landscape architecture, telecommunications, and building forensic services. Nearly 100 professionals design civic, education, multi-family, commercial, retail, hospitality, aviation and healthcare projects. Serving clients in all 50 states, CSHQA has offices in Boise, Denver, and Sacramento.

Contact Us

Phone: (208) 972-8200
Telecirc: (208) 384-4450
TTY: 1-800-377-3529

Director: Kevin Booe

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