Design

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This project is currently in the design phase. We welcome your involvement and participation!

Although a preliminary concept for a new Heritage Center was developed in 2010, we started the design process from the beginning, not only to update the concept, but to incorporate new directives and priorities.

Committee members were directed to aspire to the highest standards of efficiency and sustainability for the design. This will be the first building constructed on the Capitol campus in 36 years. The last building constructed was in 1984. The building committee is exploring ways to make this building as efficient as possible, including pursuing high-level 3rd party certifications, such as USGBC LEED or the Green Building Initiative.

The Building Committee was tasked with determining the structure, design, and look of the new Heritage Center, with consideration to the needs of the Montana Historical Society, the Capitol complex, and the public.

The design phase is underway and expected to last through spring 2021 as detailed plans are finalized.

Proposals for construction were received in May and Sletten Construction of Great Falls was successfully awarded the construction contract.

Several substantial project elements involving preparation of the site for major construction activities, relocation of utilities, and more immediate access to Fish, Wildlife & Parks are expected to be completed this fall.




This project is currently in the design phase. We welcome your involvement and participation!

Although a preliminary concept for a new Heritage Center was developed in 2010, we started the design process from the beginning, not only to update the concept, but to incorporate new directives and priorities.

Committee members were directed to aspire to the highest standards of efficiency and sustainability for the design. This will be the first building constructed on the Capitol campus in 36 years. The last building constructed was in 1984. The building committee is exploring ways to make this building as efficient as possible, including pursuing high-level 3rd party certifications, such as USGBC LEED or the Green Building Initiative.

The Building Committee was tasked with determining the structure, design, and look of the new Heritage Center, with consideration to the needs of the Montana Historical Society, the Capitol complex, and the public.

The design phase is underway and expected to last through spring 2021 as detailed plans are finalized.

Proposals for construction were received in May and Sletten Construction of Great Falls was successfully awarded the construction contract.

Several substantial project elements involving preparation of the site for major construction activities, relocation of utilities, and more immediate access to Fish, Wildlife & Parks are expected to be completed this fall.




  • Project Milestone: Contractor Selected

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    11 days ago

    Proposals for construction were received in May and Sletten Construction of Great Falls was successfully awarded the construction contract.

    Six Montana contractors submitted proposals based on criteria developed by the selection committee and participated in interviews. All six submittals demonstrated the quality of these firms and their capabilities to construct the project. Based upon the scoring criteria in the Request for Proposals, Sletten received the highest score among the competitors.

  • Project Milestone: Tribal Outreach

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    11 days ago

    Presentation of opportunities for involvement of tribal communities in Montana in the architectural design process of the new Montana Heritage Center.

  • Project Milestone: Virtual Community Open House Held

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    11 days ago

  • Project Milestone: Heritage Center committee held first design phase meeting

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    4 months ago

    HELENA – The new Heritage Center is now in the design phase and on Wednesday the building committee held their first meeting.