BlueCross BlueShield of Montana Headquarters

BlueCross BlueShield of Montana Headquarters

Long-term Headquarters: Helena’s primary employer acquires one-building efficiency

Now the owners of their new building, BlueCross BlueShield (BCBS) of Montana can envision their headquarters better serving their customers well into the future. Staff now operate out of one building instead of two, as they previously did in downtown Helena. The design-built headquarters is a three-story building with two wings comprised of flexible, collaborative workspaces and inviting lobby and meeting areas.

DCI+BCE Engineers was responsible for the primary steel structural design of the BCBS headquarters. The engineering team detailed the gravity system, beam and column layout, and conventional reinforced concrete foundation.

Project Highlights

  • Building’s concentrically braced frames supports the structure’s seismic performance.
  • External finishes complement the building’s natural surroundings.
  • Ample daylighting contributes to staff wellness, part of the basis of architectural design.

Awards

  • LEED Silver
  • 2016 Best Commercial Project, Montana Contractor Association
Location: 
Helena, Montana
Square Feet: 
93,000-SF
Stories: 
3
Primary Material: 
Concrete
Steel
Leed Certification: 
Silver
Type: 
Structural
Sector: 
Commercial
Sustainable Design

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