CTA named a ‘2014 Best Projects’ winner by ENR Mountain States

By: Travis Estvold
25 August 2014

ENR Mountain States magazine recently announced CTA Architects Engineers as a “2014 Best Projects” co-winner within the Intermountain (Utah, Montana and Idaho) region. The firm was recognized within the Manufacturing category for its architectural, engineering, interior, and landscape design work on the corporate campus of Scentsy Inc. in Meridian, Idaho.

Cited as a source of success in CTA’s award submission for the Green Globes-certified campus were many examples of unrivaled teamwork and collaboration between CTA designers; contactors at ESI, Inc.; and the owners and employees at Scentsy’s rapidly expanding wickless candle business.

Josh Hersel, the CTA architectural project manager that oversaw the design for Scentsy’s new distribution center, warehouse, and office tower – plus the remodel and expansion of 110,000 square feet of existing facilities – called the project “a collaborative and rewarding challenge of which the entire team should be very proud.”

CTA, along with ESI, Inc. and the owners of Scentsy, Inc., met every Monday for four years to discuss the overall campus design, construction schedule, and the vision of Scentsy owners Orville and Heidi Thompson.

“After three years of personally working side-by-side with them, I am proud of what [CTA] helped us accomplish,” Scentsy Chief of Staff Sam Johnson, noted.

“The end product was a true labor of love for all involved, from the concept drawings to Scentsy finally moving into their state-of-the-art, 70-acre campus,” Hersel concluded.

A panel of eight judges with varying backgrounds – architects, general contractors and engineers – selected winners in each of 18 categories for ENR Mountain States. This is the magazine’s 14th year of issuing project awards, and project details will be featured in its October issue. For more information about the 2014 Best Projects winners, visit mountainstates.construction.com.


Photo by Leo Geis, Idaho Airships, Inc.

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