The design intent is to celebrate place, seizing the astounding views of Missoula and the Clark Fork River while being conscious of the City fabric. The building simultaneously increases housing density and pays homage to the historic homes in the area through materiality and a public walkway with interpretive signage to celebrate the past. The façade steps in and out along the main street to reduce the scale and create visual interest, while carving out privacy for residents. The extensive use of brick brings context to downtown and historic Missoula, which is only a short walk for the building residents. We strive to create a structure that fits in well with Missoula, being conscious of the City’s past and future.
4TH STREET FACADE
The Reed was designed to provide beautiful, functional and inspirational space for the residents and provide a positive contribution to Missoula community. The building maximizes the connection with the river, the mountains and the city.