Climate Smart Missoula

Providing shade is a crucial piece of the puzzle to address human and community needs in a changing climate. This is especially important in lower income neighborhoods which often lack street trees and places of relief from the summer heat.

The design team partnered with local non-profits, Climate Smart Missoula, Home ReSource, and Trees for Missoula to design and build these much-needed shelters. Each shelter is designed for it’s unique solar orientation and setting to provide shade during hotter times of year and day. Materials mostly consist of reclaimed and scrap wood as well as urban forest lumber.

2018 – AIA Montana Honorable Mention – Shade Shelter – Missoula, MT
2018 – USGBC Mountain West Leadership Awards – Most Successful Community Engagement – Milwaukee Trail Shade Structure – Missoula, MT
2017 – Climate Smart Missoula – Smarty Pants Award – Milwaukee Trail Shade Structure – Missoula, MT

Photo Credit: Hixson Studio

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