The PalisadeNov 21 2017 · 0 comments · Award-Winning Project, Commercial, NISHKIAN MONKS ·0
The recently completed new commercial building, The Palisade, illustrates the changing tide in the fastest growing and highest density of residential neighborhoods on the west end of Bozeman. Nishkian Monks participated in the project as the structural engineer of record, working directly with Bitnar Architects and general contractor Langlas & Associates. Developed by Paine Group, Inc., The Palisade is a 6,600-square-foot commercial building located at 630 Boardwalk Avenue. The structure is located at a gently sloping site. Above grade, the exterior and interior walls are of light-gage metal stud construction with thin set brick veneer at the exterior walls. The roof framing is accomplished with pre-engineered open web steel trusses. The building is founded on conventional concrete strip and spread footings with a slab-on-grade at the ground level.
New tenants Lone Peak Physical Therapy, New Wave Float Therapy, and The Bar Method have moved in. The Palisade was conceived to support Ferguson Farm, the new 19-acre, B2 Zone mixed-use infill development on the north side of Huffine Lane between Cottonwood Road and Ferguson Avenue.
In addition to providing the design of the structural system and construction administration services for The Palisade, Nishkian Monks also served as the primary special inspection agency for this project to help ensure an elevated level of quality throughout the construction process. The Palisade received the 2017 Excellence in Design “Merit” Award by the Montana Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The award was presented to Thomas Bitnar, FAIA, CKA, LEED AP BD+C at the 2017 AIA Montana Fall Conference in Missoula this fall. A big thank you and congratulations to Thomas Bitnar, the project team, and everyone else involved!
Photo Credit: Zakara Photography