Powder Light

Seasonal Mountain Living: Modular construction brings critical workforce housing to Big Sky

Livability is really key, and sustainability.
Bayard Dominick, VP of Planning and Development for Lone Mountain Land Company

Seasonal workers at Big Sky can rely on Powder Light workforce housing when the resort area buzzes during prime skiing months. The two-building development offers dormitory-like accommodations and amenities for a workout at the gym or socializing at the outdoor grill. Living units vary with double-occupancy to five-bedroom layouts and come with a common kitchen, living room, and shared bathrooms. The developer chose volumetric modular construction to build the three-story residential development for the speed of construction, minimal construction waste, minimal traffic impact during construction, and quality control for the factory-built modular units.

DCI Engineers designed the buildings for regional snow loads and detailed factory-built and site-built interfaces for ease of installation.

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Big Sky, Montana
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Modular, Multi-Family Residential
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Concrete, Wood

Project Highlights

  • Amenities include an attached fitness gym, covered bike storage, picnic pavilion, and bus stop structure.
  • Modular construction accommodated for Big Sky’s short building season.
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Matthew Hubbard

CFO/Principal, Bozeman


I love the early concept and schematic phases when an architect first shows us some aggressive design challenges with a little hesitation. Tackling those challenges and making their design work is one of my favorite parts of our profession."

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