The idea of hosting gallery space in our architecture and engineering firm was born during the programming phase for our new offices. We facilitated multiple sessions, asking CTA colleagues: “What is important to you regarding your working environment?” We focused on three areas: the physical environment, culture, and an “anything goes” wishlist.
Through this process, we learned the arts and a connection to the community were among top priorities. Rather than showcasing our own work, we decided to highlight pieces from accomplished artists within our region. Our overarching goal: to inspire the public to visit our office and give artists the opportunity to display their work. We encourage featured artists to be innovative and exploratory — mirroring the culture we enjoy at CTA Architects Engineers.
CTA Architects Engineers commissioned Gallery CTA’s first exhibitor, Cody Rutty, for a piece that still hangs in the main conference room.


a collection by Kathleen Probst
“My work is essentially an exploration of hard-edge abstraction. These engineered constructions are softened by the fabric I use to create them, a perfect combination of male and female energies. Part of my narrative is the medium I choose to work in. Leaning toward minimalism, I find satisfaction in paring down my compositions.
“Each composition is a visual haiku with every shape and color playing a part. Nothing is extraneous. The bends and folds of my recent work are reminiscent of origami. The sculptural environment allows space for the unexpected to happen. Ordinary edges and nooks become interesting.”
Kathleen Probst is a self-taught artist with a home studio in Eagle, Idaho. She constructs abstract imaginings with hand-dyed cotton. Her work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries primarily in the United States, including Visions Art Museum, the Schweinfurth Art Center, the Whistler House Art Museum, and the Carnegie Center for Art and History. Probst has public art installations in Boise and her artwork is included in the Boise Visual Chronicle collection.
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