MMW Architects, our friends and collaborators on the Climate Smart Public Shade Shelter project in 2017, traveled to Butte yesterday for the U.S. Green Building Council’s Montana Annual Summit. There they received a 2018 Mountain West Leadership Award for Most Successful Community Engagement in the Public category.
The Milwaukee Trail Public Shade Structure was inspired in part by MMW’s winning SponCon 2016 creation and emerged from Climate Smart Missoula’s Summer Smart program to address increased summer heat and wildfire smoke.
We are thrilled that MMW received this recognition and believe it’s a sign that our community project collaborations are hitting the mark by combining good design with reused materials and quality craft in service to a community need. A big shout out to Steve Nelson, our Grand Poobah of Special Projects, for his project management, people wrangling, and hammer swinging skills.
Curious about what community projects we’ve got cooking this year? Stay tuned!