Portfolio Category: Educational Facilities

Montana Tech Student Success Center

Design Team: OZ Architects Owner: Montana Tech Completion Date:  Fall 2018 Scheduled for completion in the Fall of 2018, Montana Tech’s Student Success Center will be an L-shaped, 81,000 sq. ft., four-story building housing approximately 220 students and a learning facility. This structural steel braced frame building will meet seismic risk category III specifications and uses…
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Gilkey Center for Executive Education – University of Montana

Design Team: LPW Architecture Owner: University of Montana Completion Date:  May 2016 The University of Montana’s Gilkey Center for Executive Education opened in May of 2016. In addition to its primary purpose of offering executive education, it is home to the Global Leadership Initiative and the University of Montana Foundation. This 31,500 sq ft structural…
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Franklin Elementary Addition & Remodel – Missoula, MT

Design Team: LPW Architecture Owner: Missoula County Public Schools Completion Date: Summer 2017 BCE provided full structural engineering support for the replacement of Franklin Elementary School in Missoula, MT.  While the original gymnasium remained intact, the new structure focused on the use of durable materials, with brick and masonry being placed in front of a structural steel frame…
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Champions Center – University of Montana

Design Team: CTA Architects, WGM Group Owner: University of Montana Completion Date: 2017 The University of Montana’s Champions Center houses the new locker room for the Grizzly football team, team meeting spaces, and an extensive strength and conditioning center for use by all student-athletes. At 46,000 square feet, this structural steel braced frame building was wedged…
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Main Hall Preservation – University of Montana Western

Design Team: Jackson Contractor Group, Richard Shanahan Architects, and Ken Seivert Owner: University of Montana Western Completion Date: 2016 The iconic Main Hall building on the University of Montana Western campus was renovated over a 10 year period, with the final phase of the work being the renovation of the original library building. This portion of the…
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Sacajawea Middle School Addition – Bozeman, MT

Design Team: A&E Architects, Integrus Architecture, Martel Construction, Morrison-Maierle Owner: Bozeman School District Completion Date: Currently under construction This project consists of a renovation and addition to the existing Sacajawea Middle School in Bozeman, MT. The structural system of both the existing building and addition is steel roof joists and steel girders on CMU bearing/shear walls.…
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Hawthorne Elementary Addition – Bozeman, MT

Design Team: Comma Q Architecture Owner: Bozeman Public Schools Completion Date: 2017 This project consists of an approximately 11,000 sq. ft. addition adding 7 new classrooms along with significant renovations throughout much of the original building. The new construction consists primarily of structural steel utilizing concrete slabs on metal deck, open-web steel joists, and steel braced…
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Yellowstone Hall – Montana State University

Design Team: SMA Architects Owner: Montana State University Completion Date: 2016 Yellowstone Hall was the largest ongoing building project in the state of Montana in 2015.  At 400 beds, 120,000 sq. ft. and a $35 million construction budget, this innovative project incorporated the latest in “green” design, earning it LEED Gold status, a hybrid structural…
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Main Hall – University of Montana

Design Team: A&E Architects Owner: UM Planning & Construction Completion Date: 2012 The 110 year old Main Hall at the University of Montana is the most recognized and historically significant building on campus. The tower structure, however, is very susceptible to seismic forces. BCE strengthened the tower with steel trusses inside the structure, and the…
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Hamilton Hall – Montana State University

Design Team: A&E Architects, R&R Taylor Construction, MMK Consulting Engineers Owner: MSU Planning, Design, & Construction Completion Date: 2010 Hamilton Hall stands at the heart of the Montana State University campus and was one of the original buildings designed by renowned Bozeman architect Fred Willson in 1910.  Originally a women’s dormitory, this four story brick…
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Education Building – University of Montana

Design Team: OZ Architects, Jackson Contractor Group Owner: UM Planning & Construction Completion Date: 2009 The original Phyllis J. Washington Education Building at the University of Montana was in need of a major renovation and addition to accommodate the growing student base. This three-story facility has a full basement and houses classrooms, labs, and offices.…
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Alumni Center – Montana Tech

Design Team: Concept Seven Designs Owner: Montana Tech Alumni Association Completion Date:  Fall 2012 The new Alumni Center at Montana Tech began with many challenges - tight lot lines, adjacent streets, and a severely sloping site on the side of the hill in Butte, MT. Keith Redfern of Concept Seven Designs flexed his creative muscles…
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Big Sky High School – Missoula, MT

Design Team: OZ Architects Owner: Missoula County Public Schools Completion Date: 2002 The schools in Missoula were ready for a major re-boot in early 2002-2003, and BCE was there to help. Working for Missoula County Public Schools on the steel framed library, gymnasium, and office additions much needed community space for the students was provided.…
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Hellgate High School – Missoula, MT

Design Team: OZ Architects Owner: Missoula County Public Schools Completion Date: Spring 2003 BCE provided full Structural Engineering consultation for an extensive renovation & addition to the original Hellgate High School building in the heart of Missoula, MT. The original gymnasium gained a wrestling mezzanine over the existing weight room facility, and a 20,000 sq. ft.…
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Sentinel High School – Missoula, MT

Design Team: OZ Architects Owner: Missoula County Public Schools Completion Date: 2003 Sentinel High School underwent a gymnasium and science classroom wing expansion in 2003, and BCE was there to support the entire design and construction process for the 30,000 sq. ft. addition. The gymnasium is constructed with 5" pre-stressed concrete walls that support long-span…
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Washington-Grizzly Stadium – University of Montana

Design Teams: 1996- Fox, Ballas, Barrow Architects, Probuilt/Washington Construction, 2001- Fox, Ballas, Barrow Architects, Ames Construction, 2008- OZ Architects, Quality Construction Owner: UM Planning & Construction Completion Date: 1996, 2001, 2008 BCE engineers have worked on the three most recent expansion projects on the Washington Grizzly-Stadium at the University of Montana. Each presented its own…
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Creative Arts Complex – Montana State University

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…
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Hapner Hall – Montana State University

Design Team: Mosaic Architecture Owner: MSU Planning, Design, & Construction Completion Date: August 2012 The Hapner Hall Addition & Renovation consisted of the removal of a top heavy concrete canopy from the original 1960s construction to make room for a new front entry, student lounge, and front desk area. The addition was framed with steel construction…
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Langford Hall – Montana State University

Design Team: Mosaic Architecture Owner: MSU Planning, Design, & Construction Completion Date: August 2012 The Langford Hall Addition & Renovation consisted of the removal of an existing concrete canopy, resident director apartment, and the front entry from the original 1950s construction. The new addition included a steel framed student lounge with 16 foot tall walls and expansive…
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Native American Center – University of Montana

Design Team: A&E Architects Owner: UM Planning & Construction Completion Date: January 2010 The Native American Center is the first of its kind in the nation and is the home of the Native American Studies department, Native student services, and related campus programs. Located near the oval at the center of the University of Montana’s campus,…
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Gallatin Hall – Montana State University

Design Team: SMA Architects , MKK Consulting Engineers, Jackson Contractor Group Owner: MSU Planning, Design, & Construction Completion Date: August 2013 The first new residence hall at Montana State University in over 30 years, this modern steel structure ushered in a new era of construction at MSU. Moment frames opened the building to large windows…
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