Tippet Rise Schoolhouse Receives AIA Montana Honorable Mention

Situated on a working ranch, with the Beartooth mountain range majestically filling the background, sits a unique art center called Tippet Rise. BCE Structural is proud to have teamed up with CTA Architects in their quest to design a building that would serve as the backdrop for a famous sculptor’s on-site commission.

The challenge: to replicate a late 1800’s one room Montana schoolhouse that would provide relative protection inside for a sculpture created from saplings.

The result: a brand new 100 year old deteriorated looking schoolhouse with all the characteristics of being beaten by the weather for the last century.  A facility that was recently presented an Honorable Mention at the American Institute of Architects Montana Chapter’s Excellence in Design Awards ceremony.

For a more detailed account of this project visit CTA's Blog.

The project team included CTA project manager Lesley Gilmore and designer Jimmy Talarico, and Jami Lorenz and Jon Lovgren from Beaudette Consulting Engineering.

Photo credit to CTA Architects

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