Back-to-School: Gallatin Valley Opens Two New Elementary SchoolsSep 10 2013 · 0 comments · NISHKIAN MONKS ·0
Bozeman, MT – Two newly constructed elementary schools in Gallatin Valley were recently completed in time for the start of school. Saddle Peak Elementary is the latest addition to the Belgrade School District which has grown steadily over the past few decades and continues to battle outdated and overcrowded facilities. The 63,500 sq.ft. building is adjacent to Belgrade Middle School which allows for efficient flow for parents and busses as well as shared access to the fields, playground and courts on the ground. Comma-Q Architecture designed the school, Nishkian Monks PLLC served as the structural engineer and Martel Construction was the Contractor for this project.
Meanwhile, neighboring city Bozeman opened the front half of its 8th elementary school, Meadowlark Elementary, to about 240 students. This new construction is a 63,000 sq.ft. single-story elementary school. It was designed to be very similar to the previous elementary school built by the Bozeman School District; however, complete new drawings and calculations were necessary to bring the design up to current code. Racing against the clock the general contractor finished the front half of the $19.4 million school in just under 12 months. The project was built by Langlas & Associates in conjunction with Prugh & Lenon Architects and Nishkian Monks Structural Engineers.
Nishkian Monks also served as the primary special inspection agency on both projects to help ensure a high level of quality throughout the construction process.