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Wellness center under construction at Montana State University

Oct. 19, 2021
The $78 million facility on the Bozeman campus will place all student fitness, recreation, and physical and mental health services in one location.

Montana State University has begun construction on its Bozeman campus of a $78 million student wellness facility that will place all student fitness, recreation, and physical and mental health services in one location.

The 150,000-square-foot facility will house gymnasiums and fitness spaces, climbing and bouldering walls, a hybrid pool and group exercise, locker rooms and offices. Medical, dental, counseling and health advancement services also will be in the facility, along with offices and labs for the Health and Human Development Department.

The push for the new facility was prompted by the 2019 collapse of the roofs of two gymnasiums after a major snowfall.

In April 2020, Montana State students voted 66% for and 34% against to pass a fee to construct the center.

Numerous sustainable design elements, such as a geothermal energy system and solar panels, will be incorporated into the facility to reduce energy consumption.

The architects are RDG Planning and Design and MMW Architects. The general contractor is Jackson Contractor Group.

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