Government

Cushing Terrell Awarded IDIQ Contracts to Support Interior Department Projects

The multidisciplinary design firm will provide maintenance, upgrades, and protection solutions for an array of U.S. natural and cultural heritage sites. Multidisciplinary design firm Cushing Terrell and Mentor-Protégé Joint Venture partner Hollingsworth Pack have been awarded an IDIQ (indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity) contract for architecture and engineering (A/E) services with the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) in support of projects funded by the Great Am...

Sustainable Design Solutions for Delicate Natural Environments

Future-proofing our protected lands Few countries can boast having the range of natural environments that we do in the United States. From the rocky peaks of the Sierra Nevada mountain range to the Gulf Coast wetlands — and all of the national monuments that dot the landscape in between — these scenic places are the stuff of great field trips, road trips, and vacations. But if we want to continue making these great American memories, it’s up to those tasked with the maint...

Tapping into the geology of the Earth to design a cultural icon for Montana

Designing a building to represent and reflect the cultural heritage of all who live in a place can be a daunting task. In Montana, if you ask residents what they value most, regardless of background, a common answer you’ll hear is “the land.” This is where our team drew inspiration for the new Montana Heritage Center in Helena. Defining a new direction A project more than 10 years in the making, the original design concept for the Montana Heritage Center envisioned two se...

ASLA Awards: Contributing to “Impact Growth” in Idaho

This year’s awards theme for the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Idaho/Montana chapter was “Impact Growth.” Given the need to responsibly and thoughtfully develop green spaces in our rapidly growing urban areas, this was a timely topic at the chapter’s biennial conference. Speakers discussed urban development, wetlands, national parks, and landscape architecture’s role in helping to shape both urban and rural areas. Angela Hansen, a landscape architect who grew up in Ida...

Pair of CTA Projects Win 2018 Awards from Idaho Smart Growth

Idaho Smart Growth honored the recipients of 2018 Grow Smart Awards at its annual awards celebration earlier this month. This year's program highlighted the importance of urban renewal tools in advancing smart growth projects in Idaho, with a special focus on the Boise Central Urban Renewal District, the state's first. For the past 14 years, Idaho Smart Growth has presented the Grow Smart Awards to recognize projects and plans from around the state that are excellent examples of smart g...

CTA PROJECT IN THE NEWS: Billings’ New 911 Center Built with Dispatchers’ Health and Safety in Mind

Photos by Ryan Welch of the Billings Gazette. From billingsgazette.com: Eight days ahead of the new $5.5 million 911 Communications Center going live, the center's manager, Anne Kindness, took members of the Billings City Council and city staff through the dispatchers new home Monday that has that new-house smell to it. "I've never built a building before, the dispatch center's 28-year director said. "We are hopeful we've hit the mark here." With redundant power, communications, and hea...
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