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.
At the Eight & Main Building, CTA Boise is home to the firm’s second-largest office, and home to more than 90 team members trained in architecture, engineering, and landscape design.
When they moved in five years ago, the principals also worked closely with the Gardner team, and found the landlord very supportive of the company’s tenant improvement requests.
“Because of the creative nature of what we do as an integrated design firm, an open floor plan office” was the main priority, said Danielle Hurd, director of client services.
“We wanted to foster a sense of community; there are no private offices, and the principals are out with the rest of us,” which encourages team building, mentoring, and knowledge sharing, said Hurd.
“We have over 90 people on this floor, yet it’s still very comfortable because of the great space planning.”
Much like Vacasa, Jacobs, and Clearwater, CTA’s office is flooded with natural light.
They also have access to a gym in the building, which offers discounted rates to CTA employees, a dental office, and access to concierge services like “green” dry cleaning and car washing services employees might want to pay for.
Between having a workspace that is the epitome of a modern office environment (CTA has a rotating art exhibit in its lobby), a number of other amenities check the box for certain employees, said Hurd, adding that a number of them bike to work or use the free bus passes the company provides.
Indeed, the CTA workspace has become a template for what an innovative office can become for prospective renters in the building.