View Project Timeline
Calendar of Events:
June 21, 2019:The old building is coming down, and the new school is going through dramatic changes every day. Painting is almost finished on the interior, and crews are working on the flooring, whiteboards, and fixtures. Click HERE for a video on the demolition.
June 4, 2019: Students entered the school for the fist time today. They were able to meet their teachers for next year and tour the majority of the school.
May 30, 2019: The gym floor is being installed with finishing touches being completed in all areas. The old gym is moving quickly and has been transformed into four classrooms connected to the new building. Lots of concrete is being poured into the center courtyard. Demolition of the current building will begin quickly after school is dismissed for the summer. Please check out the Helena Public Schools Facebook page to see updated photos of our school!
April 26, 2019: We are in the home stretch with the new building. They are finishing painting, installing all doors and windows and will start to work on the construction of the last part of the building on May 1st. We as a school will start our new lunch and after school program plan on Monday, April 29th. This will include a new location for gym class. A huge thank you to our staff for being so flexible and accommodating in order to make this last phase of construction possible!
April 18, 2019: We're starting to look like a school! Mechanical, electrical, and plumbing have all been trimmed out. The second floor is getting plainted and the floor is getting polished in the Administrative area. Exterior siding and "storefront" installation are ongoing.
October 18, 2018: Work continues on the new Bryant School. The exterior brick is being applied. Roofing is taking place and classrooms are beginning to take shape. Ben Tintinger and Gretchen Krumm from Mosaic Architecture led Bryant staff on a tour of the new school on October 12. Staff were able to see their new classrooms and working spaces taking shape. There was general agreement that the new school is fabulous and the library is amazing.
August 13, 2018: At Bryant this week, rebar for the gym slab was finished on Monday and Tuesday. The gym slab was poured on Wednesday. Detailing steel has started and exterior wall sheathing and interior framing is now underway.
July 31, 2018: During the past week a massive slab was poured at Bryant. Foundation work is continuing to take place and steel beams are bring erected.
ENGAGING THE COMMUNITY:
The Helena School District selected Mosaic Architecture to design the new Bryant School. A crucial part of the design process is gathering ideas and input from educators, students, parents and community members.
Since the passage of the bond election in early May, the architects, in collaboration with past and current adminstration, have organized a series of meetings with:
teachers to understand the needs of teachers and specialists working in the school;
students to envision a welcoming, kid-friendly educational environment; and
parents and community members to focus on meeting the needs of Bryant School families and their neighbors.
On this webpage, you will find a listing of upcoming meetings related to the design and development of the new Bryant School. We encourage you to attend these meetings and to submit comments and ideas as the process moves forward.
MEET THE ARCHITECTS:
MOSAIC excels at bringing teams of people together to accomplish community projects. We take great pride in our project management skills and approach to successful architecture. That success is grounded in excellent communication. To create truly responsive designs, we must listen and learn from the local culture, the people, and the surroundings of a place, both current and historical. In turn, we communicate our solutions with an understanding that we all perceive our world differently, and that our approach must respond accordingly. The result will be a great project where excellent design, function, and collaboration are integral.
MEET THE PROJECT MANAGER:
Construction Project Manager: Riley Ford with Dick Anderson Construction
Riley Ford will be Dick Anderson Construction’s Project Manager for the new Bryant School. Riley is responsible for ensuring the entire project’s success starting with preconstruction services through on-site construction operations. Overall project responsibilities include start-up, strategy, value engineering, scheduling, work progress, establishing and maintaining relationships with subcontractors, job quality and job cost controls. Riley works closely as part of the integral team with the District, the District’s Owners Rep, the Mosaic Architecture and all of the other design professionals throughout the entire project.
Riley is a key member of the Dick Anderson Construction team. Dick Anderson Construction has been working with clients across the West for more than 40 years. The company has offices in Helena, Billings, Bozeman, Great Falls, Missoula, Redmond, Oregon, and Sheridan, Wyoming.
Riley is a graduate of Montana State University with a B.S. in Construction Engineering and a Minor in Business Administration.
As this planning process continues, we will have more to share with you from blueprints to groundbreaking ceremonies. Follow us on Facebook, sign up for updates and check for new postings on this website. We are excited for the months to come and look forward to sharing it with you every step of the way.
View the Bryant School Guiding Principles here.
VIEW THE SCHEMATICS HERE.