The Conservation Legacy Center for the National Museum of Forest Service History in Missoula, Montana will educate the public about the history and ongoing conservation work of the United States Forest Service (USFS).
Its design is inspired by the qualities of the forests as valuable recreational and economic resources throughout history and echoes features of the local surrounding mountain landscape. An exhibit in and of itself, the predominantly wooden building will feature an array of mass timber products such as glulams, cross laminated timber (CLT) and Mass Plywood Panels (MPP). The unique two-way span capability of MPP is exhibited in a folded roof geometry over the south facing portico and the main lobby.
“Showcases a noble ambition to educate about conservation through architecture,” Laura Kinnaird, Judge