Willson Administrative Building Exterior Preservation

Built in the 1930s, the Bozeman School District’s large-scale Willson Administrative Building is primarily a cast-in-place concrete structure with exposed concrete walls in the Art Deco style. The Comma-Q Studio’s historic preservation efforts stabilized potentially dangerous conditions, eliminated water intrusion that had compromised the integrity of parts of the building, and provided an overall exterior facelift. Stone veneer was reattached at locations where masonry anchors failed, masonry units were repointed, spalling concrete was patched (including an intensive parapet rebuild and window header repair), cast-in-place concrete details were restored, windows were replaced for energy efficiency, and all surfaces were cleaned and sealed. Previously, the Comma-Q Studio oversaw several renovations of the building, including a major restoration of the auditorium and updates to the office suites, lobby, and corridor.

Project Contact

Ben Lloyd AIA


Excellence in Outstanding Achievement in Restoration & Rehabilitation, City of Bozeman Historic Preservation Advisory Board