Fish, Wildlife & Parks Headquarters Remodel and Addition
Project at a Glance
Type – Addition
Services Provided – Civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and low voltage engineering
Size – 3,340 sq. ft. of new space; 2,200 sq. ft. of renovated space
Cost – $1,392,000
Completion Date – 2020
The renovation project for the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks includes the addition of more than 3,300 sq. ft. of conference, classroom, and support space as well as a remodel of the headquarters building’s front lobby. The new conference space features two rooms that can be opened up to create one large room. The addition includes restrooms, a kitchenette, and a lobby.
The addition was constructed using cross-laminated timber (CLT) on the roof and walls and is among the first buildings in Missoula to be built using this material. The exposed CLT met the client’s desire for concealed electrical, plumbing, and mechanical equipment which drove much of the engineering design decisions.
The CLT panels, which were prefabricated in the shop, allowed for straightforward installation with minimal on-site connections. This method of construction resulted in an easy-to-install and aesthetically pleasing final look for the building.