In 2004, erstad ARCHITECTS completed the Veltex, sited at the former location of the storied Veltex Service Station. The location of this mixed-use building, at the corner of 5th and Main Street in Boise’s downtown Historic District, provided an exciting opportunity to design for a diverse group of people with varied needs. The below-grade parking, retail storefronts, offices, and residences contained in the Veltex supplement and enrich the existing neighborhood. The building relies on a blend of modern elements and historic references to integrate seamlessly into its site. In 2004, the Idaho Historic Preservation Council presented the Veltex with an Orchid Award for “Preservation-Sensitive New Construction”, and later, in 2006, the Veltex was the recipient of the “Commercial Development Award” from Idaho Smart Growth.
Idaho Smart Growth 2006, Commercial Development
2004 Idaho Historic Preservation Council Orchid Award for Preservation-Sensitive New Construction