Construction Begins on Expansion of Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming Facility in Billings, Montana

The expansion project will help serve the growing program, which currently supports 10,000 Girl Scouts.

Cushing Terrell and partner Sanderson Stewart are excited to announce construction has begun on an expansion project that will help meet the growing needs of the Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming (GSMW), which currently supports 10,000 Girl Scouts.

The Girl Scout mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. They pursue this mission through hands-on STEM learning, entrepreneurship, and outdoor programs by empowering every Girl Scout with important life skills. To grow this mission locally, the GSMW headquarters in Billings needed to grow too. The goal was to expand their office space and parking facilities so they could better support volunteer and Girl Scout activities as well as accommodate new vehicles to transport girls to skill-building activities and facilitate the annual cookie program.

GSMW acquired an adjacent property that is being utilized for the expansion with the goal of maintaining visual alignment between the new and existing buildings. The Cushing Terrell and Sanderson Stewart teams are providing pro-bono design and construction services to help with planning, storm drain overlay, and the design and construction of a new parking lot and garage.

“This has been a really fun project to be a part of,” said Darren Johnson, Cushing Terrell project manager. “I hope this is the first of many great community efforts we’re able to support through our design services and partnerships. It’s exciting to think of the many things these Girl Scouts may accomplish one day; maybe even working on projects just like this one at Cushing Terrell!”

“I’m so happy to contribute to a project that supports our community,” said Erica Gilrein, Sanderson Stewart project manager. “Our company purpose is ‘To Plan and Design Enduring Communities,’ and helping the Girl Scouts grow and thrive definitely accomplishes that mission. I’m hoping our work will help them reach and serve more Scouts (and future engineers).”

About Cushing Terrell

Cushing Terrell was founded in 1938 on the belief that integrating architecture, engineering, and design opens the doors for deepened relationships and enhanced creativity. This foundation continues to define the firm and its multidisciplinary team today. Driven by empathy, the team works to design systems and spaces that help people live their best lives and enjoy healthy, sustainable built environments. With more than 450 team members spanning 30-plus disciplines and expertise across the commercial, education, government, healthcare, infrastructure, residential, and retail markets, the firm has offices in Colorado, Idaho, Louisiana, Minnesota, Montana, Texas, and Washington. For more information about Cushing Terrell, visit

About Sanderson Stewart

Since our start up in a garage in 1969, Sanderson Stewart has followed the core purpose “To Plan and Design Enduring Communities” to become an award-winning community design firm with offices in Billings and Bozeman, Montana, as well as Fort Collins, Colorado. Today, our 80+ professionals help create communities where we can live, work, and play through placemaking, infrastructure engineering, surveying and mapping, community planning, landscape architecture, and branding and visualization services. For more information about Sanderson Stewart, visit