Kath Williams + Associates Projects

MOR Curatorial Center for the Humanitites


Museum of the Rockies
Bozeman, Montana
LEEDv3
LEED-Gold 2017
Owner:State of Montana
Architecture & Engineering Division
Developer:Montana State University
Bozeman, Montana
Builder:Jackson Contractor Group, Inc.
Missoula, Montana
Architect:Slate Architects, Helena, Montana
HVAC Engineer:Morrison-Mairle
Bozeman, Montana
Daylight Modeler:The Integrated Design Lab
Montana State University
Energy Modeler:I.C.E.M. Energineering, Inc.
Bozeman, Montana
Commissioning Agent:Elkhorn Commissioning Group
Bozeman, Montana

This 16,000 square-foot project will serve as collections storage center for the Museum of the Rockies. Funded entirely by MOR, Inc., the non-profit organization that supports the Museum, the building will address challenges by providing immediate access to humanities collections currently being researched. The need was immediate and intense to continue international, award-winning research by the Montana State University staff and students.

Opening on June 1, 2017, the two-story addition to Museum provides a cargo elevator to allow movement of items such as a historic Yellowstone Park bus and pioneer stagecoaches to be moved from floor to floor. This will also facilitate the next renovation project, the History Hall, which is anticipated following a major fund raising campaign.

Kath Williams proudly serves as vice president of the Board of Trustees for MOR, Inc. and on the building committee for this project.