OZ Awarded USGBC Sustainable Building Award

February 3, 2015

The USGBC Montana Chapter has awarded OZ Architects with a Sustainable Building Award for our work on the Garlington Building in downtown Missoula. The 2014 Commercial Building Honor Award was presented to OZ Principle, Martin Noyd, at the USGBC Annual Summit in Big Sky, Montana on January 30, 2015.

The USGBC Montana Chapter created the Montana Sustainable Building Awards to acknowledge, and celebrate the best buildings in sustainable design and construction across the state.  These projects represent the finest standards in sustainability, innovation, building performance, and overall integration.  The intent of the Montana Sustainable Building Awards program is to encourage excellence in sustainability and to provide an avenue through which practitioners may gain recognition by their peers and the public.  The ultimate goal is to raise the standards of sustainable design excellence by both the architect, engineering & construction community and the public.

Located in downtown Missoula, the new six-story Garlington Building serves the Garlington, Lohn & Robinson (GLR) law firm. The firm recognized the need for a new modern building that would serve their growing practice for many decades to come. The primary design goals were to provide the programming requirements for the expanding firm within the historical nature of the downtown environment, while also meeting the firm’s commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship.

More project images here.