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Integrated Design for a Mixed-Use Development

Scott Street Development

An interdisciplinary approach to the design of a multi-acre site in Missoula, Montana.

Currently in Schematic Design, this 9-acre development features dedicated community land trust homes, mixed-use retail buildings, and market-rate apartments. The developer’s vision for the project is to provide high-quality, affordable and market-rate housing, offer amenity spaces desired by the surrounding neighborhood, and create an attractive, welcoming, and inclusive mixed-use development.

Our interdisciplinary approach helps us shine in our roles leading architecture for the anchor White Pine Mixed-Use building, landscape architecture for the site, and interior design for the market-rate apartments. The design of this project is the result of close collaboration between our design team, the nonprofit master developer Ravara, development partners, and the north Missoula community.

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Aerial View of the Market-Rate Apartments

Outdoor programming includes a large central lawn, a community plaza, dog park, fitness patio, and an amenity plaza for the multifamily buildings, all connected via a tree-flanked loop path. Scott Street Development | Rendering by B&V Team.

Aerial View of the Market-Rate Apartments

Outdoor programming includes a large central lawn, a community plaza, dog park, fitness patio, and an amenity plaza for the multifamily buildings, all connected via a tree-flanked loop path. Scott Street Development | Rendering by B&V Team.

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Primary Site Entrance to Scott Street Development

Outdoor spaces at the entrance to the mixed-use building include a multi-use open space and multiple retail patios where the indoor spaces blend into the outdoors. Scott Street Development | Rendering by B&V Team.

Primary Site Entrance to Scott Street Development

Outdoor spaces at the entrance to the mixed-use building include a multi-use open space and multiple retail patios where the indoor spaces blend into the outdoors. Scott Street Development | Rendering by B&V Team.

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Rendered Schematic Site Plan

The schematic site plan illustrates the relationships between the various outdoor spaces — how they connect with each other and relate to the programming of the buildings around them. Scott Street Development | Rendering by B&V Team.

Rendered Schematic Site Plan

The schematic site plan illustrates the relationships between the various outdoor spaces — how they connect with each other and relate to the programming of the buildings around them. Scott Street Development | Rendering by B&V Team.

The architecture design and integration with the site draws inspiration from the rugged and determined spirit of the region and its people. The orientation of the building massing is influenced by the macro context of “Mountains to River” relationships — Big Sky County to the Clark River — that form a strong North-South connection.

The massing of the parallel bars in the architecture is a response to the finer urban fabric of the single-family residential neighborhoods to the east, and the pedestrian/residential oriented scale to the west. The architectural forms are designed to evocatively respond to the local vernacular of rural barns, with a play on post-industrial and deconstructed forms.

We also seek to celebrate porosity in design by connecting the architecture to nature with storefront shops featuring multi-scale outdoor gathering spaces inviting the existing neighbors in, local materials (regional mass timber, exposed fasteners, and tensioned tie trusses), and to reframe the community experience by showcasing the landscape as the first thing that greets people.

We endeavor to convey the critical importance of architecture and site as “one” — that they cannot exist without one another in the overall experience.

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A Welcoming Beacon for the Neighborhood

With lush plantings, textures, and playful storefronts connecting interior gathering spaces seamlessly with exterior rooms to enhance an intimate street level experience, the development presents a balanced approach celebrating visitors and residents’ interaction with the building and landscape. Scott Street Development | Rendering by B&V Team.

A Welcoming Beacon for the Neighborhood

With lush plantings, textures, and playful storefronts connecting interior gathering spaces seamlessly with exterior rooms to enhance an intimate street level experience, the development presents a balanced approach celebrating visitors and residents’ interaction with the building and landscape. Scott Street Development | Rendering by B&V Team.

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White Pine Sectional Perspective at Corridor

The massing of the building is a series of bars that push and pull to create various indoor/outdoor spaces to gather and enjoy drinks with friends. Scott Street Development | Rendering by B&V Team.

White Pine Sectional Perspective at Corridor

The massing of the building is a series of bars that push and pull to create various indoor/outdoor spaces to gather and enjoy drinks with friends. Scott Street Development | Rendering by B&V Team.

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White Pine Sectional Perspective at Market Hall

With its wide-open mass timber structure and garage doors that can remain open during pleasant weather, the market hall is a flexible space that blurs the lines between indoor and outdoor space. Scott Street Development | Rendering by B&V Team.

White Pine Sectional Perspective at Market Hall

With its wide-open mass timber structure and garage doors that can remain open during pleasant weather, the market hall is a flexible space that blurs the lines between indoor and outdoor space. Scott Street Development | Rendering by B&V Team.

Notes & Credits
This project is in design. All renderings and sketches by the B&V Team.

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