The Willson Residences
Architect/Designer | CommaQ Architecture
Builder | Bridger Builders
Developer | Bridger Builders
Interior Designer | Bridger Builders
Photographer | Whitney Kamman Architectural Photography
The Willson Residences are an outstanding example of adaptive reuse, converting the original Gallatin County High School building into 16 luxury condominiums. Abandoned for 10 years, this stately brick building was in danger of being demolished due to the building’s dangerous degree of decay. Adding to the challenge would be the necessity to radically restructure the building to meet current seismic standards for this active region.
Recognizing the urgency of preserving and enhancing this landmark, a team of professionals began the task of selective demolition, structural strengthening, and mitigation of hazardous materials. This revealed striking architectural details that had been hidden for years.
Each unit within the Willson Residences is unique and is designed to highlight the character of these historic details while capturing the essence of contemporary urban loft living in downtown Bozeman, complete with underground parking. Modern design features include expansive windows, private balconies, alcohol-burning fireplaces, high-end kitchen appliances and cabinetry.