Education

Skaggs Building

Project Overview

Location: Univ. of Montana, Missoula
Size: 60,700 sf
Cost: $12.5m
Completion: 2007

Project Description

This Skaggs Building will house 3 floors of high-tech biomedical lab space with adjacent student support areas and staff office space. Each floor is designed for maximum efficiency and function. Labs include modular, flexible work benches plus custom rooms for cell culture and cold room experimentation.

The ground floor consists of a large lecture hall and an Access Grant Network (AGN) learning center for long-distance learning. The lower level will house animal lab space and a fluoroscopy experimentation lab.

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Eastern Agricultural Research Center

Project Overview

Location: Sidney, MT
Size: 13,190 sf
Cost: $2.2m
Completion: 2011

Project Description

The Eastern Agricultural Research Station, built in Sidney, Montana, houses two agricultural research labs, two greenhouses, support offices and a conference room. The project also includes space for Richland County Extension Office Facilities and a large shared meeting room with multi-media and distance learning capabilities. The project has been designed to LEED standards with the use of maintenance free materials. The project is served by a ground source heat exchange system. Building construction consists of slab on grade with a combination of steel studs, steel joist, wood framing, and wood trusses.

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Children’s Developmental Services of Campbell County

Project Overview

Location: Gillette, WY
Size: 22,724 sf Addition
Cost: $7.9m
Completion: 2013

Project Description

This project is a 22,724 sf addition to the existing building as well as approximately 5,000 sf of remodeling. Six new classrooms were included in the addition, allowing the facility to double the children they are able to serve. A “bridge” allows the new addition to connect to the existing building as there is an existing underground utility corridor that cuts between them. A kitchen expansion accommodates the enlarged facility. A second playground is included to accommodate the new classrooms.

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ralph witters

Project Overview

Location: Thermopolis, WY
Size: 22,000 sf Addition
6,300 sf Remodel
Cost: $6m
Completion: 2007

Project Description

Thermopolis, Wyoming is home to approximately 3,000 residents in Central Wyoming. On a national scenic byway and routes to Yellowstone National Park, the region is rich in pre-historic and Native American Culture, natural resources and local history. An aging physical plant was justification for the Hot Springs County School District to pursue upgrades to the Ralph Witter Elementary School. Following a failed first attempt to realize the project, the District then retained Schutz Foss Architects to re-design the facility without compromise to the program integrity, bringing the learning environment into 21st Century while nearly $600k under budget. The project included demolition of portions of the original school and addition of 22,000 sf including kitchen, lunchroom, multi-use, flexible learning centers as well as traditional K-6 classroom spaces.

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Twin Spruce Commons Expansion

Project Overview

Location: Gillette, WY
Size: 3,530 sf
Cost: $1.1m
Completion: 2002

Project Description

This addition provides a new entry, principal office, multi-purpose activity and dining space and support space for the current kitchen. The client requested a “light filled” space which has psychologically improved student behavior. The space is accoustically tempered with acoustic ceiling panels and the space is illuminated with new skylights and direct/indirect suspended light fixtures.

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Billings, Montana

3030 4th Avenue North
Billings, MT 59101
(406) 252-9218

Gillette, Wyoming

107 East 1st Street
Gillette, WY 82716
(307) 685-0209

Dickinson, ND

2125 Sims Suite 5
Dickinson, N.D. 58601
(701) 290-1925