Sherry McKibben specializes in urban architecture and urban design with McKibben + Cooper Architects and is particularly interested in green development. She has worked with local cities and urban renewal agencies in urban feasibility studies, as well as led and participated in workshops with citizens, property owners and developers. Sherry is also the former Director and faculty of the University of Idaho's Idaho Urban Research and Design Center (IURDC) in Boise. Under her supervision, students and faculty of the Center have worked on numerous urban and community design projects with Idaho communities. She developed the Integrated Design Lab with funders and partners, such as Idaho Power, the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance and DEQ, to assist architects and property owners with energy efficient and green building strategies. Currently she has funding for a research project on green roofs in intermountain high desert climates which will be located on the Ada County Courthouse roof.
As co-founder and board member of Sustainable Idaho, Sherry works to promote sustainability in development and business practices. Previously she worked for nationally recognized firms in Pittsburgh, San Francisco and New York City on urban architecture and master planning projects. Sherry has a Master's degree in architecture from Yale University and is a skilled architect/urban designer and public speaker. Sherry has experience working in Oregon, Idaho, California and New York. She is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a LEED accredited professional, a Community Outreach Officer of the Idaho Chapter of the Urban Land Institute and a board member of Idaho Smart Growth.
In 2009, Idaho Smart Growth presented Sherry with the President's Award for her leadership in education and implementation.