The new Excel Physical Therapy building in BozemanJul 05 2018 · 0 comments · Commercial, NISHKIAN MONKS ·0
Construction was recently completed on the new two-story, 9,000-square-foot commercial building for Excel Physical Therapy, located at 1823 West College Street in 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 Excel Physical Therapy partners, the project gross area is approximately 6,000 square feet at ground level, and 3,000 square feet on the upper level. Architect Thomas Bitnar designed a façade that incorporates seamlessly into the neighborhood of Bozeman’s busy 19th and College gateway. The two-story windows on the southwest facade provides glimpses of the climbing wall and other activities taking place inside, while filling the interior with natural light. The structure is built at a level site and is founded on conventional concrete strip and spread footings with a slab-on-grade at the ground level. Above grade, the exterior and interior walls are of light-framed wood construction with thin set brick veneer and metal corrugated panels at the exterior walls. The roof framing was accomplished with pre-engineered gang-nailed trusses.
The new building is located adjacent to the Montana Skin Cancer and Dermatology Center and replaces Excel’s smaller office building located on Kagy Boulevard. Constructing the new building was required to serve the increasing demands caused by Excel’s business growth. “We’ve grown as a company as Bozeman has grown as a community. We have a very healthy, active community here, and we’re trying to help keep them active,” said building owner David Coletta.
The southside of Bozeman is in the midst of surging development stemming from its core where a wave of investment continues to take place well into 2018, demonstrating Bozeman’s growing appeal as an inviting place to live, work, learn, and play. Nishkian Monks has had the privilege of working with Bitnar Architects and Langlas & Associates on various new commercial building developments around Bozeman. Do not hesitate to contact our office should you need a structural engineer that will collaboratively work with your team to deliver innovative and cost effective structural solutions to your next commercial building project.