ABOUT Don Stamp & DGStamp architects projects
Don Stamp, NCARB, Architect - DGStamp Architects is conveniently located for projects in: Wood River Valley - Blaine County (Ketchum . Sun Valley . Hailey . Bellevue . Picabo), Lost River Range - Custer County (Mackay . Arco . Challis), Lemhi County (Salmon . Carmen . Gibbonsville), Idaho; Western Montana - Bitterroot Valley - Ravalli County (Missoula . Hamilton . Darby . etc.) and Southwestern Montana North of Yellowstone Park and East to Bozeman, Montana
Licensed Idaho / Montana Architect, Don Stamp has over 30 years of architectural experience, along with a substantial background in mathematics, structures, and art. Don received his Bachelor of Architecture Degree from the University of Idaho in 1981. He is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards and is currently registered to practice architecture in the States of Montana and Idaho. DGStamp Architects' office is located in Carmen (North of Salmon) in Lemhi County, Idaho.
In the Fall of 2013, DGStamp Architects was commissioned to design a 13,000 square foot library for Salmon, Idaho. Construction began in the Spring of 2015 and the library opened in the Spring of 2016 with a construction budget of $1.8 million.
In the Spring of 2010, a 14,000 square foot Administration Building was designed for Thompson Creek Mines near Challis, Idaho. The building, at 8,000 ft. elevation in the mountains of Central Idaho, needed to be “zero - maintenance” exterior and rugged interior due to the nature of the business. The company moved into the building in October, 2010.
In 2009, The Sacajawea Learning Center in Salmon, Idaho was designed and constructed. This multiple use building is a 5,700 square foot complex. It is part of the Sacajawea Center (owned and operated by the City of Salmon, Idaho in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management, and the Governor’s Lewis and Clark Trail Committee). www.sacajaweacenter.org
In 2008, a large addition/remodel to his residence which includes a separate office space was complete. He desires having his home be “off the grid”. It includes a wood-fired burner for radiant in-floor heating, and solar for back-up electrical demands will be implemented.
In 2005 design work began for the Meriwether Building in Hailey, Idaho. This building passed Hailey Design Review on the rare first attempt. It is 32,000 square feet of retail and office space and was complete in 2007. This building can be viewed at: www.meriwetherbuilding.com
In 1998, he built his residence / office on 30-acres of unimproved land in Salmon, Idaho. He served as Owner, Designer, and General Contractor on this project. Since then, he has completed many residences and public projects in Blaine, Lemhi, and Custer counties.
From 1992 - 1998, Don concentrated mostly on high-end residential projects in the Wood River Valley, Idaho (Sun Valley . Ketchum . Hailey) and surrounding areas, both alone and in collaboration with other architects. He also did a number of illustrations for his own projects and those of others.
From 1989 -1992, Don was employed by Integrus Architects, Seattle, Washington -- a 60-person firm with offices in both Seattle and Spokane, Washington. During this time, he was a Project Designer for the firm and worked directly under the firm’s Design Principal. His work included design and art work (renderings) for various projects. His commercial work in that capacity included: 1) a competition for a new $53 million Washington State Ecology Dept. structure. (The firm became one of 3 finalists and his individual artwork was published in Architecture magazine, June 1991.); 2) a $13 million addition to a Youth Service Facility for King County that was awarded an AIA Citation Award upon completion; and 3) a design for the housing complex portion of the campus for Maple Lane School in Grand Mound, Washington.
From 1981-1986, he worked with two firms in Ketchum, Idaho both specializing in custom homes. From 1986-1989, he was a sole proprietor designing residences in the Wood River (Sun Valley, Idaho) area and also winning a competition, with Bruce Hinckley, Landscape Architect (Alchemie), for a new Ketchum Chamber of Commerce building and streetscape standards. This building was the Chamber home from 1989 – 2005 until the Chamber moved to a larger structure. The standards are still in use.
Don is an accomplished artist using the mediums of watercolor, oil, and pen & ink. His works have been selected for juried art shows and his technique can be seen in his architectural presentation work, commissioned by various architects.