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Moscow Hotel Residences

Moscow, Idaho

Architecture students made plans to transform the 2900 square foot Moscow Hotel to increase housing options in the core of downtown Moscow.

Students completed full stage set mockups of two units, built multiple details, and completed in-depth project budgets and construction drawings for the residences, in addition to multiple iterations of presentation graphics. Unfortunately, the project was put on an indefinite hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic, before being abandoned for financial reasons in the fall of 2020.

The project involved transforming the dining room and a long-vacant restaurant space into four individual residences. The historic building presented a unique challenge to the group, as it contained more than a century of previous uses and multiple layers of abandoned and reconfigured electrical, HVAC, plumbing and structure. These constraints molded the forms of the apartments into open-plan spaces defined by ceiling heights and permeable partitions. These partitions created freestanding elements which maximized daylight within the units while still maintaining privacy. Each unit used this approach in its own way to either contain the bedroom or act as a buffer between it and the living space. Deepened window openings also created new adaptable function seating, as well as built-in storage, a feature integral to the success of a studio apartment.

Belanna Blackburn
George Bowler
Regan Campbell
Mars Cantrell
Brandon Higgins
Colten Hoff
David Huson
Gabrielle Keim
Brenden Lempesis
Kyle Madsen
Tyler McCurdy
Fatima Partida
Branden Sahagun
Tyler Schram
LaRae Tomera
Luke Whitbeck
*Catherine Flerchinger
**Scott Lawrence

*teaching assistant


Architecture Program

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2451 Moscow, ID 83844-2451

Phone: 208-885-4409

Fax: 208-885-9428

Urban Design Center

Mailing Address:
322 E. Front Street
Suite 390
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-885-6781

Urban Design Center