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LEED Silver

Hyalite Hall - Montana State University

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Bozeman, MT

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150,000 sf


Designing for Student Success

  • The primary focus of the design was to create opportunities for students to create community and get to know one another, thereby easing the freshmen transition.

  • Vertical cirulation connecting each floor community creates more opportunities to move throughout the building, creating a residence hall that feels more like home.

Connection + Collaboration

  • Utilizing two story active lounges, a variety of study rooms, a central lobby, kitchen and lounge spaces many opportunities are created for students to connect academically and through shared interests and hobbies.

  • Furniture was carefully selected to support flexibility and collaboration, while also creating niches and private areas for quiet time away from their rooms. 


Embracing the Outdoors

  • Named after nearby Hyalite Canyon for the multitudes of recreational opportunities, the 6-story, two-sided latern ties the entire building core together with an environmental graphic telling the history of Hyalite's geography, history, and recreational opportunity. 

  • With an additional focus on minimizing the building's footprint, the building design is oriented to optimize solar access in the colder months while reducing heat gain in the warmer months.

  • The site creates outdoor space and activity areas for students and is oriented towards a pedestrian way to connect with the new dining hall and academic areas of the campus.

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