Willson Residences – Bozeman, MT

Design Team: Comma Q Architecture
Owner: Bridger Builders
Completion Date: 2016

The transformation of the original Bozeman High School into a residential condominium building was a worthy and exciting challenge for BCE engineers. Originally built in 1911-1913, the building had been abandoned for over 10 years by the school district due to burdensome needed repairs and operating costs. Treasured by the community, the building was considered for demolition but saved by Bridger Builders’ owner Jim Sythe in 2014. Partnering with Comma Q Architecture, the conversion to a residential structure with a parking garage in the basement required the removal of most of the structural brick bearing walls and concrete hallways. BCE seismically upgraded the building utilizing a variety of structural elements meeting current building codes.

Find out more about this project and view interior renderings at The Willson Residences.

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