Design Team: Mosaic Architecture, Langlas & Associates, Consulting Design Solutions
Owner: State of Montana Architect & Engineering Division, MSU Planning, Design, & Construction
Completion Date: August 2014
Cheever, Haynes, and Howard Hall were originally constructed in 1975 prior to modern day building codes that address earthquake forces. With very heavy concrete floors and hollow concrete masonry walls supported by relatively small concrete columns, these buildings were unstable in Bozeman’s high seismic zone. The three buildings in the Creative Arts Complex were identified by FEMA as at-risk buildings and received emergency funding for a seismic upgrade. Reinforced CMU walls and steel braced frames were installed inside and outside the buildings in strategic locations to create a safe structure for future students at Montana State University.