Bozeman High School
Faced with a sprawling complex of aging buildings for its high school, Bozeman School District No. 7 decided to turn an adjoining middle school into the heart of Bozeman High School. The result is a seamless combination of renovated space and new construction that delivers an appropriate setting for educating the community’s young people. Above all, the building’s design provides a pleasant and welcoming place for the high school community. The library and cafeteria are gathering places for students, staff, and volunteers, affording opportunities for spontaneous learning and debate as well as tutoring and learning in small groups.
Long-term concerns are also addressed. The community had expressed a need for an auditorium and, in anticipation of future funds, the high school is designed to accommodate one. The building’s Energy Star rating, 87, beats the School Board’s requirement of 75 and will reduce energy costs for decades.