Architects bring innovative style to I.F.


In August, architects and friends Greg Crost, Graham Whipple, and Jonathan Gallup opened what they hope to be an innovative practice.

With 35 years of experience between the trio, they wanted to re-imagine how architectural businesses operate. What they came up with was Resin Architecture.

“A lot of architecture firms are stuck in the 20th century,” Croft said. “Being younger architects — all three of us are quite young — we were trying to create a firm that would be more reactive and faster in developing new ideas.”

At Resin Architecture, a team of five architects work with elaborate tools to produce a range of visualization options including 3D modeling of all projects and virtual reality visualization experiences to help the full project team understand the scope and complexities of each project.

“As we go in and we show how the building is visualized, and that we have a complete vision of this, and it is getting refined and modified based on the needs of the project and development, the response is great,” Whipple said. “It’s very helpful for a client to get an idea of what is proposed months before a shovel is even put into the ground.”

This is a method that Crost hopes changes the perception of the work architects do.

“We do more than drawing, then walking away,” he said.

Whipple said business has been steady and continues to grow.

Projects Resin has assisted with the Historic 3rd Ward Building now being used by The Healing Sanctuary, the conversion of the historic Montgomery Ward building at 504 Shoup Ave. to loft apartments, renovations to the historic Rogers Hotel Building in downtown Idaho Falls, the new KJ’s gas station in Alpine, Wyo., and the new fire station in Menan.

Whipple said the company has completed projects across the country, and it has helped grow an impressive clientele.

“We’re working outside of our regional boundaries, and I think that’s testimony to the value outside of our region,” Whipple said. “There are reasons why I’ve had clients for 15 years from Texas and Florida. I’m delivering that value to you, and they keep coming back.

“When those clients are reaching to Idaho Falls, obviously we have something to offer.”

Resin Architecture is located at 520 Shoup Ave. To learn more, visit or call 208-757-5700.

I.F. High School selling

saw horses and sheds

Idaho Falls High School’s residential construction class is again selling sawhorses and construction sheds to local residents to close out the school year.

The class is selling sawhorses for $7 each or $12 for a pair.

Storage sheds, measuring 8 feet by 12 feet, also are available for $995. The sheds feature full two-by-four construction, a 3/4 inch tongue-and-groove floor, and 30-year architectural shingles.

All proceeds will go to the residential construction program.

To learn more or place an order, contact Scott Daku at

New gym is set to arrive in Ammon

A 3,600-square-foot fitness center is set to open this summer in Ammon.

OrangeTheory Fitness will open at 2678 E. Sunnyside Road in Sandcreek Commons later this year. The planned gym is owned by J&J Fitness IF.

The gym is promoting the concept of an hour-long full-body workout, and offers trainer-led classes all day for all levels of fitness.

The Ammon location marks OrangeTheory’s 1,049th location.

To learn more, visit

I.F. Chamber hosting young

professionals networking event

The Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce is hosting a young professionals event next week.

The event will be held Monday at the Idaho Falls Visitors Center, 355 River Parkway. The visitors center will be open for attendees at 5 p.m. for a shopping opportunity. A light dinner will be served from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. with networking opportunities to follow.

There is no cost to members of the young professionals network. Guest and nonmembers will be charged $5.

To learn more, contact Lois Mackes, programs and events manager at or text to 208-705-7488.

Blackfoot Chamber

hosting luncheon

The Greater Blackfoot Area Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly luncheon at noon Monday at Premier Technology, 1858 W. Bridge Road in Blackfoot.

The event will feature speakers from the city and area businesses, and provide attendees networking opportunities. Speakers will be Aaron Burke of Raymond James.

Lunch will be catered by Rupe’s Burgers.

To learn more, RSVPs for the event must be received by Monday, May 14.

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