Big Sky Community Center

A shared space for learning, wellness, and renewal.

Big Sky Community Center

ARCHITECTURE   |   INTERIORS

Designed as a “community living room,” the Big Sky Community Center will provide users with a warm and inviting gathering place, rich in the cultural values of Big Sky, Montana. To inspire both the body and the mind, the design integrates the surrounding natural landscape, highlighting the essence of the Big Sky lifestyle. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide ample views of the breath-taking Montana environment, while simultaneously displaying the thriving community activities taking place within. From a multi-use sports court to a climbing wall, the Center offers a wide variety of fitness amenities, as well as various educational opportunities in the art and culture wing. Each space encourages users of all ages to come together in celebration of community, culture, and wellness.

Big Sky Community Center

A shared space for learning, wellness, and renewal.

ARCHITECTURE
INTERIORS

Designed as a “community living room,” the Big Sky Community Center will provide users with a warm and inviting gathering place, rich in the cultural values of Big Sky, Montana. To inspire both the body and the mind, the design integrates the surrounding natural landscape, highlighting the essence of the Big Sky lifestyle. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide ample views of the breath-taking Montana environment, while simultaneously displaying the thriving community activities taking place within. From a multi-use sports court to a climbing wall, the Center offers a wide variety of fitness amenities, as well as various educational opportunities in the Art and Culture Wing. Each space encourages users of all ages to come together in celebration of community, culture, and wellness.  

A commitment to the environment

In alignment with Big Sky ideals, the design uses a variety of energy-efficient strategies to pursue LEED certification, including multiple solar panels, a ground source heat pump, and a rainwater collection system.

A harmony of indoor and outdoor spaces

A large multi-purpose room allows users to spill out onto the lawn and use a designated outdoor space that connects with the neighboring community park. A “movie screen” built into the gymnasium’s façade is designed to slide on rails and hide discretely behind a slat wall.

Relax, socialize, and play

While geared towards kids and teens, a Youth Development area encourages multigenerational use through rec activities, including a variety of table games, a tech bar, and a cozy lounge with a fireplace.