Little Big Horn College Health and Wellness Center
This project was a new 35,000 sf health and wellness center for the Little Big Horn College in Crow Agency, MT.
It was completed in the fall of 2011 and is a major addition to the campus. The central feature is a 1,300 seat NCAA gymnasium for the Little Big Horn College Rams. It also serves the community with spaces for physical fitness, pow wows, dances, and other events. The building was designed and constructed using environmentally friendly materials and processes. It is targeted to obtain LEED Platinum certification.
The 3 challenges that were faced were:
- Create an energy efficient building envelope in a demanding climate
- Meet the structural loads for a shell of a large open space
- Complete the project within a tight construction deadline
Using Integrated Project Delivery and SIPs were key in meeting these challenges.