Bozeman Community Co-op Receives AIA Montana Honor Award

By Hennebery Eddy

In 2017, the Bozeman Community Food Co-op set out to better serve its growing customer base and community, reinforce its strong identity, and enrich the working and shopping experience through efficient and inviting spaces that express the organization’s values. The Co-op nearly doubled in size with the expansion of its West Main facility, which was recognized this month with the highest design award from AIA Montana.

The two-story, 23,000-square-foot addition includes a commercial kitchen, receiving area, and high-bay storage, as well as offices and a large meeting room. It features cross-laminated timber, which was locally manufactured, as well as a green roof and solar panels, co-generation system, and extensive daylighting. Reflecting the priorities and values of its member-owners, the Co-op addition models a resilient, enduring, and sustainable design approach that will keep the flexible building relevant to the community for decades — demonstrating unambiguous leadership in improving Bozeman’s built environment.

The AIA Montana awards program recognizes projects based on the American Institute of Architects’ Framework for Design Excellence, evaluating design for integration, equitable communities, ecosystems, water, economy, energy, well-being, resources, change, and discovery. The Co-op’s Honor Award is a testament to a forward-thinking design that combines foundational sustainable strategies and beautiful, uplifting spaces. Learn more about the project on our portfolio page.

Congratulations to the Bozeman Community Co-op, our longtime partner, and to the entire project team: TD&H Engineering, Coffman Engineers, Eclipse Engineering, Consulting Design Solutions, H-C Design & Consulting, 1111 Design Studio, and Langlas & Associates. The Co-op addition was previously honored with an Award for Excellence in Sustainable Style from the City of Bozeman Beautification Advisory Board.